Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fernbank Museum Ticket Giveaway!


**Giveaway has ended**

Celebrate Archaeology Awareness Month at Fernbank Museum

Atlanta—Fernbank Museum of Natural History will reveal how archaeology works through hands-on activities, displays and demonstrations at Archaeology Day on Saturday May 1, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., presented as part of Georgia Archaeology Awareness Month. Visitors will have opportunities to learn how archaeologists dig through layers of soil to understand human life thousands of years ago; participate in screening and mending activities; discover how early inhabitants used primitive tool technology and pottery; and more.
Scheduled Activities
Archaeology Screening and Mending Activity - Act like an archaeologist as you sift through dirt and sand to find artifacts, and try piecing them back together.
Society for Georgia Archaeology - Enjoy hands-on activities guided by real archaeologists.
Close to Home: Historic Cemetery Preservation - Learn more about this special project between the Flat Rock Archive, local archaeologists and Georgia State University students.
Pottery Demonstration - See ancient pottery recreationist Patrick Severts at work and create your own clay masterpiece to take home.
Ancient Weaponry - Discover how ancient weapons were created using primitive tools and technologies. Darts, spear heads, and a variety of other tools will be on display.
War of 1812 Display - Artifacts from the War of 1812 from a local Georgia Archaeology site will be on display including buttons, mini ball bullets, and a variety of other artifacts.
Tool Demonstrations - Use modified versions of ancient tools to practice sharpening and slicing techniques.
Chunkey Game - This ancient game was played by Native Americans throughout the Southeast starting almost 1,000 years ago. It was played by rolling a disc-shaped stone and throwing spears to the location where the stone might stop. Test your Chunkey skills at Fernbank using foam spears and rubber game pieces.
Archaeologist’s Knapsack Craft - Learn more about the tools used by archaeologists and create a craft to take home.
Ancient Weaponry Demonstrations - Watch Brian Floyd demonstrate a variety of different primitive technologies including the atlatl, bow and arrow, darts, and a blowgun.

Archaeology Day activities are part of Fernbank Museum’s celebration of Georgia Archaeology Awareness Month, a state-wide initiative designed to promote public awareness, support learning and encourage preservation of Georgia’s archaeological resources. Support for Fernbank’s Archaeology Day provided in part by AT&T Real Yellow Pages, The Official Yellow Pages of Fernbank Museum.

All Archaeology Day activities are included with Museum admission. Museum admission is $15 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, $13 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children under 3 and for Museum members. Purchase tickets at fernbankmuseum.org or by calling 404.929.6400. Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road in Atlanta.


Fernbank has been generous enough to offer 2 family 4 packs of tickets to see this amazing event next Saturday, May 1.


Here's how to enter - you can receive one entry for each of these, for a total of 4 entrees - you must leave a comment for each entry so I can keep track.  I will pick 2 winners Monday morning.  You will pick up your tickets at Will Call on the date of the visit. 


1. Leave a comment saying if you have visited Fernbank before or not.
2. Fan Fernbank on Facebook HERE
3. Fan Mommy Octopus on Facebook HERE
4. Blog about this Giveaway (leave a link so I can see it!)


Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you.  Good luck!
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22 comments:

Wendy said...

Became a fan on FB!
Jaberwax@aol.com

Thanks for letting me know about this

Anonymous said...

I'd love to take my grandkids
lbrooks51@yahoo.com

Mandy said...

I've been to Fernbank more times than I can count!! I loved it as a kid and would love to take my kids so they can enjoy it, too!

mandyryoung (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I went when I was younger and I loved it. I have never had the opportunity to take my two children, but this sounds awesome.

dannyjessica2000@windstream.net

Anonymous said...

My mom took me to Fernbank as a kid, and it'd be fun to go again.

amandasloan at gmail dot com

Cricket said...

What a nice giveaway! I've never been to Fernbank but it seems that I'm missing out. Surely the kids would love it!

crschmied@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would like to give these tickets to a sweet little boy that LOVES dinosaurs. He would be very excited to visit Fernbank.

Lindsey said...

Hey!!
I became a fan of fern bank, mommy octopus and letting you know "I have only been to the reception area of Fern Bank for a wedding reception, never toured it!"
I'd blog about this, but don't have a blog. ;)

Anonymous said...

I would like to give these tickets to a sweet little boy that LOVES dinosaurs. He would be very excited to visit Fernbank.
rebeccah@uga.edu

Anonymous said...

How fun! I'd love to go!

mom24greatkids@yahoo.com

Megan McCannon said...

I have never been to this museum, nor have my 3 kids they would absolutely love to go...we dont really have money to go out to places sooo this would be GREAT for me and my kids to go to!!!

Megan McCannon said...

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=10150159009515230


here is my blog link!!!

Anonymous said...

I just fanned Fernback on Facebook.
I have been once when I was in elementary school. rebeccah@uga.edu

Anonymous said...

I'd LOVE these! Laura R

Anonymous said...

I also fanned them on FB. Laura R

Anonymous said...

I have been before and would love to take our foster son!

Anonymous said...

I would love to take our foster son...

I don't have a blog, but posted on facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/tiffany.fredrickson1?ref=profile

And fanned you both!

tiffanymarie71@yahoo.com

Lindsey said...

became a fan of mommy octopus

Lindsey said...

became a fan of fern bank! :)

Anonymous said...

I have been to the fernbank before but would love to visit again and let my son dig in the dirt :)

Jeannemarie Eskridge
jmeskridge@yahoo.com
thanks for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

I just became a fan of yours on Facebook. Excited to see the things that you post. Thanks for the opportunity!
Jmeskridge@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a fan on fernbank that is how I heard of you. Thanks again hope i win.. fingers crossed

jmeskridge@yahoo.com