Ecology + Mixology: Adult Night at Fernbank After Dark
At Fernbank Museum this year, science is receiving an after-hours twist. For this month's Fernbank After Dark series, the museum will be throwing an “Ecology + Mixology Night” party, which will merge cocktails, food, and live music with exciting new science exhibits and activities to create the ultimate adults-only experience for Atlanta’s science lovers.
What To Expect
- 1 ticket to Fernbank After Dark on August 11th (includes full museum admission plus science activities and live music)
- 1 ticket for a specialty seasonal cocktail or craft beer
- 1 Giant Screen Film ticket - Please select desired showtime
Fernbank After Dark’s Ecology + Mixology theme will take guests on a tour of how local brewers work to conserve the environment while brewing their best beer. Event partners, including Terrapin Beer Co., Urban Tree Cidery and Sweetwater Brewing Company, will detail practices that better the environment.
Urban Tree Cidery will invite visitors to experience the fermentation process firsthand as they hand-press apples from Urban Tree’s North Georgia orchard. In a UV light experiment, Terrapin Beer Co. will demonstrate how canned beer is not only better for the environment, but also better for the beer itself. Additionally, Sweetwater Brewing Company will host a station on the importance of maintaining clean water and discuss how their Water Keeper project works to ensure a healthier supply. They will also discuss their new barrel-aging program, The Woodlands, and how discarded barrels are reused to brew small-batch sour style beers. Furthermore, Fernbank will head up activities highlighting water filtration and restoration efforts in Fernbank Forest. Fernbank After Dark’s Ecology + Mixology musical guest will be announced soon.
Cocktails at Fernbank After Dark rotate seasonally and currently include an updated take on the Old Fashioned, featuring Virgil Kaine Rye Whiskey, Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur and bitters; the effervescent Fossil Fizz, combining botanical gin and blackberry jam; and the juicy Blood Orange Margarita with Altos Tequila, blood orange and agave. Fernbank has also partnered with craft breweries to offer beer selections from Atlanta favorites such as Eventide, Wild Heaven, Orpheus and more. Guests are invited to grab their drink of choice at Fernbank’s new Mesozoic Bar as they discover the fascinating science topic of the evening. Additionally, small plates are offered in the Fernbank Café from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sample offerings include loaded chicken nachos with braised Latin chicken and fresh Pico de Gallo, various flatbreads and tapas. Food and drinks are offered a la carte.
Film showings on August 11 include Amazon Adventure 3D and Grand Canyon Adventure 3D. Amazon Adventure 3D takes moviegoers on an incredible 3D journey through the Amazon rainforest as they experience the epic true story of explorer Henry Bates. Grand Canyon Adventure 3D plunges viewers into the heart of the canyon on a thrilling expedition that combines adventure with conservation.