Looking for dinosaurs at Fernbank.

Third graders study fossils. At least around these parts.

As a child, my mother volunteered at our local museum. Part of the responsibilities entailed traveling to classrooms and giving presentations. To prepare for these forays into the greater halls of learning — the Central Florida elementary schools — she practiced on me.

I loved the fossil trunk. Smooth rocks and artifacts that were so mysterious. I mean they could have been around when Stegosaurus or Brontosaurus roamed our earth.

So I couldn’t pass a chance to load up my two — three if you count Dad — and head to Fernbank and . . .

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The building itself is beautiful. Way back when we lived in Atlanta, our house was mere minutes away. The law school where my husband and I met just a few miles down the road. But this was the first time I had ventured inside.

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I tried to get this guy (or gal) all in the same frame.

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It was impossible.

Like me, the kids were to the Mesozoic era and back brimming with excitement.

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They did come alive and in the science experiment room — where we could do lots of hands on coolio stuff.

But for me the drawing cards was the dinos.

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Maybe in an age of movies and games that bring these prehistoric beasts to life, a bunch of old bones isn’t that big of a deal?

Or maybe like a lot of things, the closer I get to becoming a fossil myself, I can identify with these quiet, mythical creatures?

What say you?

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8 Responses to “Looking for dinosaurs at Fernbank.”

  1. Snort. You’re far from a fossil. But, I think they’re really cool, especially when you get close and see just how HUGE they are!

  2. Oh, I love these photos. My kids would love this place. Lucky girl! Thanks for sharing these today.

  3. I have so many questions about Dinosaurs that I’m scared to visit one of these exhibits out of fear that I will leave with even MORE questions. Now I hear Dinosaurs were ancestors of birds, too. So they really aren’t extinct at all, just like, really really tiny versions of themselves. Go figure.

  4. angela says:

    Oh, my son would never want to leave :) Cool shots!

  5. Those exhibits look awesome. The pictures of your kids made me smile. I have a lot of those kind of pics of my tweens when I take them places that are amazing.

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