Looking to bring history to life or for a fun way to eduacate the kids on world history? Then check out Fernbank Museum's newest exhibit, Marco Polo: Man & Myth. Experience the story of the ultimate adventure traveler, Marco Polo, and relive his epic excursion along the Silk Road. Twenty-four years and thousands of miles later, it became a journey that can best be described as "the ultimate road trip.” Marco Polo was an experienced merchant, knowledgeable explorer, and keen observer and not just a kids' pool game.
And while visiting Fernbank, don't forge to spend time in the NatureQuest play area. It is the perfect place for kids of all ages, even little ones, to get active. They can run, jump, slide and LEARN to their heart's content!
MARCO POLO SPECIAL EVENT OCTOBER 12
In celebration of this exhibition, Fernbank Museum is offering an opportunity for guests to enjoy a taste of the Silk Road featuring some of the sights, sounds and tastes. Scheduled activities include, but aren’t limited to:
- Sample cuisine from Bhojanic, Cardamom Hill, Saba, Yum Bunz and other local restaurants
- A special performance from Chien Hong School of Kung Fu of Atlanta
- Hands-on crafts for children
- NEW Marco Polo mobile experience
Making its North American premiere at Fernbank Museum, Marco Polo: Man & Myth features more than 80 objects including coins, ceramics, artwork, maps and more. From Marco Polo’s homeland in Venice to his final destination in China, the exhibition reveals the many cultural influences and customs he observed, highlights the impact of exchanging ideas along the Silk Road, and sheds light on his encounters inside the Mongol Empire, including the Court of Kublai Khan.
Exhibition galleries highlight the diverse landscapes and cultures encountered on his journey, which were chronicled in one of the most important travelogues of all time, The Travels of Marco Polo. Both man and myth today, he is forever recognized as the quintessential traveler.