The Fernbank Museum - Monster Fish and Big Bugs Exhibits


Summer Time at The Fernbank Museum is going to be HUGE!

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History has a new traveling exhibit for you and your family to enjoy, in addition to outdoor nature adventures' exhibits and activities. 

"Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants" is too good to miss and great for the whole family. It will wow, your littles and impress those fishing and non-fishing dads out there. Like most exhibits at the Fernbank, this one is life size and interactive for kids of all ages. Both my girls (ages 5 and 19 months) loved seeing all the monster fish!

Fernbank's website says, “This hands-on exhibit features several interactive elements and games designed to provide visitors with opportunities to learn about how monster fish grow; how scientists study them; and how anglers and others can help these fish survive. Five extraordinary life-size sculptures of monster fish as well as videos create an immersive experience for all ages.”

On view June 8 – August 18, so make sure you stop by this summer and check it out!

Fernbank also has some very cool things going on in its outdoors nature adventures, WildWoods and the Fernbank Forest. Right now, David Rogers’ Big Bugs are on display along the WildWoods trail. These massive works of art are a must see for the entire family. Walking through the shady forest also is a great way to get some exercise away from the glare of the sun.

The Fernbank website description of Big Bugs says, “Enjoy larger-than-life creations of some of nature’s most peculiar creatures. Artist David Rogers’ outdoor installation highlights bugs, insects and spiders like you’ve never seen them before. This outdoor exhibit will be featured in WildWoods.”

The bugs will ONLY be on display through July 21, so plan your trip soon!

Make a day of it this summer and come ready to explore inside and out! I always recommend bringing a bag lunch for the littles and a change of clothes or swimsuit if the weather is nice and your kids find their way into the water play area outside —and you know they will!

For more information on The Fernbank's special exhibits visit