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Special Exhibits

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Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants

On view June 8 – August 18, 2019

Dive beneath the surface of the world’s rivers in search of bizarre and extraordinary species of freshwater fish. Your virtual guide for this journey will be Zeb Hogan, aquatic ecologist, National Geographic Fellow and host of the Nat Geo WILD series, Monster Fish, as he travels to six continents to find, study and protect these underwater leviathans. This hands-on exhibit includes life-size sculptures of monster fish as well as videos and hands-on interactive activities for audiences of all ages.

Coming Soon

Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World

On view September 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Step 1,000 years back in time to experience the sights, sounds, and stories of the greatest trading route in history – the legendary Silk Road. Immersive re-creations of ancient settings feature life-size models, artifacts, and hands-on activities, telling the story of the route’s extraordinary golden age and its influence on the world. This exciting exhibit explores a time when the information superhighway was a network of land routes that stretched 4,600 miles across blazing desert sands and snowy mountain passes.

Woodland Spirits

On view September 28 – November 10, 2019

Prepare to encounter ghostly visitors in the shadows, up in the trees, deep in the vistas, and waiting in plain sight as you explore WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. Drawing inspiration from literature’s countless dark forests, this Halloween-inspired exhibit features a variety of ghostly figures imagined by Fernbank and transformed by Atlanta artist, Laura Lewis.

All dates and titles subject to change.