Ready, Set… Slow! | Fernbank Museum

Fernbank Ready Set Slow Event

Fernbank Museum is hosting a turtle-ly spectacular day celebrating some of the world’s slowest animals through a variety of themed crafts and activities. Featuring animals from their latest exhibit, Survival of the Slowest, guests are sure to have a fur-real fun time! 

Event Details
Saturday | June 10th, 2023 
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Event Highlights

Tai Chi on the Terrace
Slow down with Shifu Gary Mitchell of the Chien Hong School of Kung Fu on Fernbank’s beautiful Terrace overlooking WildWoods.Fernbank Sloth

Unleash your inner artist and create turtle-themed twine art.

Turtle Toss
Get competitive with this turtle-ly fun version of the classic game, corn hole.

Sloth Crowns
Channel the slow with this fur-real adorable sloth crown.

Slow and Fast Plant Adaptations
Put on your best thinking cap and explore why some plants grow faster than others.

About the Exhibit: Survival of the Slowest

On View: June 10th – September 4th, 2023

Sometimes being slow, small or weak can have its advantages.

Discover some of the world’s most often-overlooked species for an immersive exploration of how unique traits that may be considered disadvantages actually help these animals survive–and even thrive–in a world where their larger, stronger and faster neighbors are usually at the top of the food chain.

Explore the similarities and differences in species’ traits and how these attributes impact their survival strategy in order to answer common questions, including ‘How can slow and steady win the race?’ and ‘Does bigger always mean better?’ Meet a variety of live animals, including a two-toed sloth, boa constrictor, green iguana, hedgehog, bearded dragon and more.

The majority of these animals are rescues that have been seized by the government or have been surrendered by owners who could not properly care for them. Each animal is closely evaluated and monitored by trained staff. Animals on display are regularly rotated so they get plenty of quiet time to relax.

Exhibit Highlights

  • Explore 17 different live animal habitats
  • Enjoy live animal presentations with wildlife educators and animal care staff
  • Meet live animals
  • Test your animal knowledge with hands-on interactive components
  • Learn how real-world survival for animals depends on individual adaptations

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