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The Dinosaur Slideshow at Fernbank, this weekend

Fernbank Museum (767 Clifton Road, Atlanta) celebrates the world’s long fascination with dinosaurs with its Dinosaur Sideshow, a weekend full of events on October 23rd and October 24th.The Dinosaur Slideshow features dinosaur illustrators, sculptors, authors and comic book publishers and reveals the many ways these prehistoric “real-life giants” have captured imaginations.

  • Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dinosaur Fossil and Cast Bone Display by Alan Stout

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall

Regarded as one of the largest private dinosaur collectors in the Southeast, Alan will display items from his expansive dinosaur collection built over 20 years of tracking and preparing rare and exotic dinosaur fossils.

 

Dinosaur Tracking with “Dino Tracking Ted”

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Museum-wide

Test your knowledge about some of Fernbank’s dinosaurs.

 

How to Sculpt Dinosaurs Demonstration with Mirgill Joseph of Terminus Media

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Naturalist Center

Visitors can learn more about sculpting dinosaurs in this advanced to intermediate program.

 

How to Sculpt Dinosaurs Demonstration with Georgia Independent Resource: Art and Film (GIRAF)

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall

Children can learn how to create their own dinosaur replicas.

 

How to Draw Dinosaurs Demonstration with Paul Carter 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall

Comic book artist and author of Evolution Special: FORGOTTEN KINGS, Paul Carter will offer tips and suggestions for dinosaur illustration. 

 

How to Draw Dinosaurs Demonstration with GIRAF

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall

Kids can learn how to draw a dinosaur of their very own. 

 

Dinosaur Game Corner

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall

Enjoy a variety of dinosaur-themed games, including an egg balancing game and tic-tac-“dino.”

 

“Dinosaur Train” Games and Giveaways with Georgia Public Broadcasting

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall

Georgia Public Broadcasting invites visitors to discover dinosaur facts, play games and watch video from Dinosaur Train.

 

Photo Opportunities

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Museum-wide

Be on the lookout for special photo opportunities throughout the event.

 

Dinosaur Caricatures by Ashley Rowland, Terminus Media illustrator

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (line closes at 1:30 p.m.)

Visitors can see how they’d look as a dinosaur by purchasing a personalized caricature with a custom illustration in the Fernbank Museum Store.

 

Dinosaur Lab

Noon to 3 p.m., Naturalist Center

Learn more about dinosaurs with special hands-on activities for younger visitors during a special session of Weekend Wonders

 

The Battle, The Bones and Little Bighorn, lecture by Phil Hore

Noon, Auditorium (limited seating)

Phil Hore will discuss a historical expedition in 1874 that would change the face of the west forever and fuel the competitive war between two of America’s greatest paleontologists, O. C. Marsh and E. D. Cope.

 

Sideshow Slide Show: Collecting Dino Toys Presentation by Michael Fredericks

1 p.m., Auditorium (limited seating)

Explore the history of dinosaur toys and how scientific discoveries have changed the look of toys over the years in this presentation featuring a variety of rare collectible dinosaur toys with creator of Prehistoric Times magazine and co-author of Dinosaur Collectibles.

 

Sinclair Dinosaur Miniature Sculpts

Explore a variety of antique miniature dinosaur sculptures created by Louis Paul Jonas (1894-1971) as the basis for the full-sized versions produced for Sinclair Dinoland at the1964-65 New York World's Fair.

 

 

  • Sunday, October 24, noon to 4 p.m.

 

Dinosaur Tracking with “Dino Tracking Ted”

Noon to 4 p.m., Museum-wide

Test your knowledge about Fernbank’s dinosaurs.

 

How to Sculpt Dinosaurs Demonstration with Mirgill Joseph of Terminus Media

Noon to 4 p.m., Naturalist Center

Visitors can learn more about sculpting dinosaurs in this advanced to intermediate program.

 

How to Sculpt Dinosaurs Demonstration with Georgia Independent Resource: Art and Film (GIRAF)

Noon to 4 p.m., Great Hall

Children can learn how to create their own dinosaur replicas.

 

How to Draw Dinosaurs Demonstration with Paul Carter

Noon to 4 p.m., Great Hall

Comic book artist and author of Evolution Special: FORGOTTEN KINGS, Paul Carter will offer tips and suggestions for dinosaur illustration. 

 

How to Draw Dinosaurs Demonstration with GIRAF

Noon to 4 p.m., Great Hall

Children can learn how to draw their very own dinosaur. 

 

Dinosaur Game Corner

Noon to 4 p.m., Great Hall

Visitors can enjoy a variety of fun dinosaur-themed games including a dinosaur egg balancing game and tic-tac-“dino.”

 

“Dinosaur Train” Games and Giveaways with Georgia Public Broadcasting

Noon to 4 p.m., Great Hall

Georgia Public Broadcasting invites visitors to discover dinosaur facts, play games and watch video from Dinosaur Train.

 

Photo Opportunities

Noon to 4 p.m., Museum-wide

Be on the lookout for special photo opportunities throughout the event.

 

Dinosaur Lab

Noon to 4 p.m., Naturalist Center

Learn more about dinosaurs with special hands-on activities for younger visitors during a special session of Weekend Wonders

 

Dinosaur Caricatures by Ashley Rowland, Terminus Media illustrator

Noon to 4 p.m. (line closes at 3:30 p.m.)

Visitors can see how they’d look as a dinosaur by purchasing a personalized caricature with a custom illustration in the Fernbank Museum Store.  (Rates vary by design. See Museum Store for details.)

 

Sinclair Dinosaur Miniature Sculpts

Explore a variety of antique miniature dinosaur sculptures created by Louis Paul Jonas (1894-1971) as the basis for the full-sized versions produced for Sinclair Dinoland at the1964-65 New York World's Fair.

 

Special Presentation by renowned author and paleoartist, Gregory S. Paul:

A Guide to Understanding the Times, Biology and Appearance of Dinosaurs Great and Small

3 p.m., Auditorium (limited seating; advanced reservations recommended)

Scientist, author and paleoartist Gregory S. Paul’s new book, The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs, covers the explosion in dinosaur research and illustration that started in the 1970s.  See how the scientific renaissance and the "new look" in art replaced the traditional view of dinosaurs as obsolete reptiles,  and how this led to new insights--including that birds are the descendents of dinosaurs.  A book signing will immediately follow (books will be available for purchase in the Museum Store). 

 

All Dinosaur Side Show programming is free for members and included with Museum admission, except where noted (such as the caricature drawings, which are a separate cost). Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, $13 for children ages 12 to 3, free for children 2 and younger, and free for Fernbank members.