#303 – Get Out of the Black Friday Shopping Crowds with a Visit to Fernbank Museum – Winter Wonderland, Martinis & IMAX, and More! Friday, November 26, 2010

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If you’re like me, you’re avoiding any form of shopping today like the plague. Looking for something to do to keep you in the holiday spirit without fighting the crowds and standing in crazy-long lines? Check out Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

All this weekend, you can stroll through more than 20 breathtaking decorated trees celebrating the diversity of groups, traditions, holidays and events around the world. Some of the countries and cultures represented are Philippines, Honduras, fernbank-museum-of-natural-history-767-clifton-road-atlanta-ga-winter-wonderland-decorated-treeSwitzerland, Germany, Greece, Ukraine, Israel, Argentina and more – click here for a full list and description of the trees.

The Winter Wonderland exhibit is on display now through January 5, 2011, during regular museum hours. However, this weekend Fernbank welcomes you for extended viewing hours: tonight – Friday, November 26, 2010 – during Martinis & IMAX, the exhibit will be open until 11:00 PM. There are also extended weekend hours for Winter Wonderland after dark this Saturday and Sunday, November 27 & 28, until 7:00 PM, and there will be hot chocolate and cookies available for purchase to complete your festive experience! (Extended weekend hours will also be in effect on Sundays, December 12, 19 and 26.)

Tonight’s Martinis & IMAX for Novemebr 26, 2010 features live music by Kingsized, so you can dance off those Thanksgiving calories, and a full evening of films! Films tonight include the Cirque du Soleil Journey of Man at 10:00 PM. For more information about Marinis & IMAX, click here. Martinis & IMAX is tonight – November 26, 2010 – from 6:30 PM until 11:00 PM.

Admission to Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World is included with Museum admission at $15 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, $14 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for Museum members and children ages two and younger.  Tickets – including tickets for Martinis & IMAX – can be purchased online from the Fernbank Museum website at fernbankmuseum.org or by phone at 404.929.6400.

WHERE: Winter Wonderland and Holiday Martinis & IMAX at Fernbank Museum of Natural History767 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA

Photo courtesy of Fernbank Museum Natural History

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