Spooky Pit Stops: Fernbank’s Pirate Weekend

Ahoy mateys (and kids of all ages)! Fernbank is serving up some swashbuckling fun!

767 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA

By this time of year, you have all your little ghosts and goblins ready to hit the streets in pursuit of candy (which reminds me I need to buy new bed sets after creating costumes out of our old ones!), but Pit Stops for Kids’ quest for spooky pit stops continues! We love family-oriented museums like Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, GA, and are happy to let readers know about their upcoming Pirate Weekend!

Does Fernbank sound familiar? We’ve reviewed their great children’s programs before! If you find yourself in the greater Atlanta area, stop by to set sail for a swashbuckling adventure with both Yo-Ho-Ho and H2O during this special weekend inspired by Fernbank’s newest family-friendly exhibition, Water: H2O=Life, which looks beneath the surface, above the clouds and all around the world on a hands-on exploration of the amazing power of water.

Best of all, Pirate Weekend activities and the water exhibition are included with museum admission and free for members! (See below for regular museum admission.)

Dates offered: November 6-7.

Distance off the interstate: Right off I-75/I-85!

Hours: 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, noon to 4 pm on Sunday. (Museum hours longer.)

Dining options: The Fernbank Cafe, located inside the museum, offers sandwiches, salads, pizza, and more!

Website: http://fernbankmuseum.org

Admission: $15 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, and $12 for children ages 12 and under.

Directions: From I-75/I-85/GA400 head toward downtown Atlanta. Take exit 248C Freedom Parkway (GA 10 East). Go 1.7 miles to Ponce de Leon Avenue and turn right. Go 1.7 miles to Clifton Road and turn left. Go 1/10 mile to the Museum entrance and turn right.

About the author

Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.



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