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Ready, Set... Slow!

Saturday, June 10, 2023 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

This June, Fernbank invites you to join us for a turtle-ly spectacular day celebrating some of the world’s slowest animals from our newest exhibit, Survival of the Slowest. Come hang out and have a fur-real fun time with a variety of themed crafts and activities!

Survival of the Slowest* Special Exhibit Hall 

Scheduled Activities**

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.

Tai Chi is available at 9:30 a.m. , 10:15 a.m. , 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Animal Encounters | Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Theater

Meet our amazingly slow animal ambassadors at 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.


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.

Gastropod Prints

Get shell-y with it while making your own clay Gastropod prints

Atlanta Track and Field Zone | Terrace

Get speedy with our friends from the Atlanta Track Club in their special Track and Field Zone

Included with general admission and FREE for members.

Tickets are limited. Online reservations are required.


Parking is limited at Fernbank and may not be available. Please be prepared to potentially park offsite and walk, or consider using public transportation or ride share. Directions to additional offsite parking.

*“Survival of the Slowest” was designed and offered by Little Ray’s Nature Centres in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Nature.

“Survival of the Slowest” is sponsored by

Survival of the Slowest is sponsored in part by the Frances Wood Wilson Foundation.

**Activities are available in the Great Hall unless otherwise noted and are available from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. All activities are subject to change without notice.