Our son has been begging us to take him back to Fernbank Museum of Natural History. He is a huge dinosaur lover! Fernbank Museum has a year round display of dinosaur fossils, replicas of dinos, and tons of info on dinosaurs. A couple of weeks ago they had an exhibit about Wildlife Rescue. I figured it was the perfect time to take him considering he is also a huge animal lover!
We learned some cool things! Did you know that when baby Condors are rescued, they are hand fed with a puppet that looks like their mother? They do this so the babies will not become familiar with humans and retain their wildness.
We also learned about building underground tunnels for animals in heavily trafficked areas.. This protects animals by having a safe place to cross the street. Kids were able to put on turtle shells and go in the tunnel. They experienced what it sounds like with traffic crossing above.
We were too busy learning about the exhibit to take a lot of pictures. We learned how animals are cleaned after oil spills and the tests they must pass before being released back into the wild.
We looked at x-rays of animal injuries and learned about animal surgeries. We learned of ways we can help endangered animals and sooooo much more! For example, did you know that I weigh as much as a teenage Panda bear! I had no idea I'd leave with this info! You learn something new everyday.
The exhibit was full of interesting information that we did not know. It was just as fun for me as it was for my son!
After the exhibit, we watched an IMAX movie titled "Born to be Wild." It was about two ladies who have dedicated their lives to rescuing orphaned oraguntans and elephants.
Whoo! That was just a taste of our "dino" experience. Even the floors in Fernbank have fossils in them!
Fernbank also has a newly renovated kids area that was AWESOME! I hate we went there last because my son was having so much fun playing and learning in "Nature Quest." We didn't get the chance to visit the additional 5 permanent exhibits. With so much to learn we needed an extra day! Luckily it is not too far away. I'm sure we will be back soon.
All opinions are my own. I was not compensated in any way for this review.