Video: 4 Reasons Toddlers Love the Extreme Mammals Exhibit at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History

When we pulled up to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, A.J. yelled “Dinosaurs! Mommy, I see the dinosaurs!”  They’re on display at the Fernbank’s entrance. But what he didn’t know was that we were going to see the Extreme Mammals Exhibit.

Here are four reasons your toddlers will love it. The Extreme Mammals exhibit starts today  (March 2, 2013) through August 18, 2013. We brought our friends R.J., Aaliyah and their mommy Nailah along because we hadn’t seen them in a long time. We knew they would have a lot of fun too.

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4 Reasons Toddlers Love the Extreme Mammals Exhibit

  1. It’s spacious. As much as A.J. and R.J. liked to see the exhibits they also like to run. They’re boys. The Extreme Mammals Exhibit had displays that had a lot of space between them.
  2. Video screens. We saw at least two videos about mammals, how they reproduce and survive. There were benches near the video screens too so kids can sit down and watch.
  3. Height appropriate activities. Nothing frustrates a toddler more than NOT being able to do something they see everyone else doing. But you can see in the video below how A.J. and R.J. could easily reach the display information for the mammals and touch them.
  4. Interactive displays. Speaking of height, there’s a cool display on the ground that A.J., R.J., Aaliyah and another little girl could crawl inside. It’s in the video below too!

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Video Interview: Fernbank’s Animal Programs Manager

Visit the Fernbank Museum of Natural History

“Admission to Extreme Mammals is included with Museum admission and free for members. Museum tickets are $17.50 for adults, $16.50 for students and seniors and $15.50 for children ages 3 to 12 (ages 2 and under are free). Purchase tickets in advance onlineor at 404.929.6400.”

Disclosure: We received complimentary entrance to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History for media day.

All thoughts and opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. Love that the exhibits are toddler tall. I wouldn’t have to lift my daughter up to see every display. Doesn’t seem like a deal breaker for one, but mommies are typically tired!

  2. I love it!!! My son would absolutely love this exhibit! I too, love that it is so kid/toddler friendly 🙂

  3. I haven’t been yet. I am still trying to make it out there.

  4. Trying to make it there.

  5. I like reading your posts about great family friendly events around town. I live across the country from you, but based on your aritlces I look for similar activities for my children to enjoy in our neighborhood.

  6. So awesome! Red would love it! (oh, and ME, too!)

  7. Red would love that (oh, and ME, too!)

  8. It’s been too long since we’ve been to Fernbank…we need to head over there again.

  9. I share the enthusiasm for dinosaurs … in NY some years ago Danny and I went to the Natural Museum of History and the exhibits were phenomenal … thanks for sharing this great spot to take the kiddies to!