Fernbank: The Silk Road

10/28/2013 4:00 PM

Fernbank: The Silk Road

Fernbank Museum of Natural History presents an incredible new special exhibition.

Marco Polo: Man & Myth invites visitors to join the ultimate adventure traveler on an incredible journey from Italy to China along the historic Silk Road. Highlighting excerpts from Marco Polo’s memoir, The Travels of Marco Polo, this major international exhibition features rare and extraordinary artifacts that reveal the cultural practices, artistic traditions, unique landscapes, and unusual animals he witnessed on his epic 13-century journey. Of course, that journey included the cultural experiences of India, which are highlighted within the exhibition. The cuisine of India will also be highlighted through the Tastes from the Silk Road celebration on opening day, which will feature samples from Bhojanic and Cardamom Hill, among others.
Dates: On view September 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014.
Please see our report in the November 2013 issue of Khabar magazine, in the Around Town section (in print, digital edition, and on this website).

The Museum and IMAX® Theatre are open Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm; Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, noon to 5pm. Extended hours are available Fridays (except in December) during Martinis & IMAX®. The Museum is open 363 days a year, closing Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Marco Polo and Martinis & IMAX®
Beat the crowds and enjoy a more intimate experience during evening viewing hours of Marco Polo: Man & Myth, Friday nights (October – November) during Martinis & IMAX®. The exhibition will be open from 6:30pm to 10pm (last entry at 9:15pm).
After you follow Maro Polo’s adventures along the Silk Road, have your own adventure at Atlanta’s perfect mix of culture and cocktails. Enjoy live music, classy cocktails, creative cuisine, and catch a flick on the biggest screen in town.
Learn more about Martinis & IMAX®.
Ticket Prices*
Marco Polo: Man & Myth $10 / Free for members
IMAX® $13 / $8 for members
IMAX® and Marco Polo: Man & Myth $15 / $8 for members – BEST VALUE!

(Opening Day Celebration was Saturday, September 28
Time: 10am - 2pm
Scheduled activities include, but aren’t limited to:
Live camel display
Special visit from the resident falconer from Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Sample cuisine from Bhojanic, Cardamom Hill and Saba
A special performance from Chien Hong School of Kung Fu of Atlanta
Hands-on crafts for children.)

There is a NEW interactive Marco Polo app experience
Cost: Included with Museum admission and free for members.

See video and more information at http://www.fernbankmuseum.org/explore-exhibits/special-exhibitions/marco-polo/

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