Marco Polo made a 24-year trip along the Silk Road, crossing by land through Persia, Mongolia and China, returning by sea, and cutting a path that was longer than any other trader before him.
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Tickets to “Marco Polo: Man & Myth” are included with museum admission, $17.50 for adults, $16.50 for students/seniors, $15.50 for children ages 3 to 12, free for ages 2 and under, free for Fernbank Members. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta; 404-929-6300, fernbankmuseum.org, 404-929-6300, fernbankmuseum.org.
Among Saturday’s opening day activities at Fernbank’s “Marco Polo: Man & Myth” exhibition, are: A sampling of tastes of Indian and Italian cuisine; Kung Fu and Lion Dance performances; a falconry demonstration. Those activites take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28.