The Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, GA has a cool new exhibit called Mammoths and Mastodons. You may be wondering, what’s a Mastodon and why should I be interested? Well, wonder no more. Mastodons have returned to earth and the Fernbank Museum is where you’ll find them.
The Mammoths and Mastodons Exhibit at the Fernbank Museum is open now through August 27, 2017!!
Besides the dinosaurs, mammoths are some of the largest creatures to roam. Mastodons, though often compared to mammoths, have no direct relation but rather closely related to the elephant.
Once inside the exhibit visitors will be captivated by the life-size display of the ancient beasts. There are also other creatures that lived along side these two on display.
As you walk through you’ll find many interactive displays, animation, and videos for you and your family to engage. You’ll become fully immersed in the investigation of these large animals.
Caution: This exhibit may be a little overwhelming for younger viewers.
Guests can also see a replica of baby Lyuba. Lyuba is a 30-day old mammoth’s carcass discovered in Asia by a nomadic tribe in 2007. My children were fascinated with her story and how she was discovered well preserved buried deep under a river. At the Mammoths and Mastodons exhibit, you’ll discover how she died, how she was so well preserved, and even view photos and video of her dissection.
You can expect to spend about an hour or so in the Mammoths and Mastodons exhibit. There’s a great little gift shop to enjoy at the end. If you’re a Fernbank member, be sure to present your pass for a nice discount in the gift shops.
During your visit to the Fernbank, I also recommend you explore the limestone tile in the atrium to view the naturally embedded fossils.
If you have small children with you, then you must stop by the Nature Quest exhibit and the Fernbank’s newest and coolest outdoor space, WildWoods and the Fernbank Forest.
Are you ready to find out what a Mastodon is? Plan your visit here!