March 14 - 25, 2017

2017 Festival Events

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03-14-2017

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Tue, 03/14/2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us to launch the 2017 Atlanta Science Festival with astronaut Captain Mark Kelly. He's spent more than 50 days in space, and now he's spending an evening with us!
Captain Kelly will share with us what it's like to leave planet Earth and his insider perspective on the groundbreaking yearlong NASA experiment with his twin brother on how space affects the human body.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 14

03-15-2017

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Wed, 03/15/2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Don’t miss Sandy Springs Education Force’s award-winning STE(A)M Showcase, with over 40 cutting-edge, hands-on STEM and arts exhibits. Discover innovative and exciting learning opportunities for the whole family:
Experience Brownian motion as part of a flash mob! Accept Mastermind Escape Games’ invitation to put on your critical thinking caps and collaborate with a team to win your “freedom.” Try Google Goggles. Experience virtual reality by interacting with 3D objects. Explore the structure and function of a real human brain and much, much more!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 15
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Wed, 03/15/2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Sean Connolly, author of The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, and more, has a new book: The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science! Sean will explain and demonstrate the scientific principles behind all kinds of sports including the movement of knuckleballs, hang time, and karate chops.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 15
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Wed, 03/15/2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT.

Kick off the 2017 Atlanta Science Festival with our awesome trivia night. On the picturesque rooftop of Ponce City Market, join HowStuffWorks hosts for an evening of brain-twisting trivia, music, and fun. You will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with the best and brightest Atlanta has to offer.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 15

03-16-2017

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Thu, 03/16/2017 -
8:30am to 4:30pm

Are you wanting to help your school become more STEAM focused, but not sure how? Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) invites you to the 2017 STEAM Leadership Institute. This event will feature interactive, educational sessions, engaging STEAM focused work groups, and panel sessions with experts in the field.

Audience(s):
  • Adults
  • Educators
All Dates:
  1. Mar 16
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Thu, 03/16/2017 -
10:35am to 11:25am

Put on your goggles, don your gloves and become a junior chemist as you learn about the building blocks of chemistry: acids and bases. Explore the properties of these solutions and join the Bio-Bus as we put a creative spin on learning how these chemicals behave together, and of course...participate in a few reactive demonstrations!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 16
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Thu, 03/16/2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY.
Tag along on a walking tour with two geologist-educators to see the beautiful building stones and folded natural rock layers of Midtown Atlanta. Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia, teams up with highly sought guest speaker from Georgia Mineral Society and Atlanta Geological Society, Bill Waggener, to interpret the stories that rocks tell.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 16
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Thu, 03/16/2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Join us for an interactive panel discussion that will enlighten and empower girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM. You'll get to meet women from a diverse set of STEM careers and learn about their unique journeys that led them to their respective careers. Panelists will share advice, guidance, and to-do’s specific to girls and young women to help jumpstart their STEM journeys.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 16
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Thu, 03/16/2017 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Have you ever wondered how so much delicious flavor finds its way into a bottle of beer? Join the Georgia Tech School of Physics and SweetWater Brewing Company for happy hour with scientists and brewmasters as we investigate the role of specific gravity in the fermentation process. Explore interactive home brewing demonstrations and take a guided tour of the SweetWater brewery. Attendees will enjoy all of their favorite SweetWater beverages in a keepsake Atlanta Science Festival Science beaker/pint glass. Space is limited so reserve your tickets online now!

Audience(s):
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 16
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Thu, 03/16/2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Can you make raisins dance? How do spider's spin a web? Join us for a night of science exploration and mystery where we answer these questions and more. You will be in for some wacky science experiments where youth and parents will get a chance to become a mad scientist with Gwinnett 4-H'ers!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 16
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Thu, 03/16/2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

What are the intersections and shared pathways of science and spirituality, of physics and faith, of biology and belief? Belief in a loving God may be nice if you have it, but what if you aren't wired that way? What if your main mode of being is by thinking, wondering, and questioning? Who says the only way to encounter the holy is through faith? Can people connect via the mind, or intellectualism, or reasoning? A panel of local scientists and theologians will explore and offer a wide range of insights and offerings in a safe space for open dialogue.

Audience(s):
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 16
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Thu, 03/16/2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Story Collider brings true, personal stories about science to life. At this live show, you'll hear from scientists about all the times things went wrong, and occasionally right, in their labs, and you'll also hear from people who haven't had a formal connection to science in years. We have physicists, comedians, neuroscientists, writers, actors, and many others telling their story. Some are heartbreaking; some are hilarious. They're all true, and all, in one way or another, are about science.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 16

03-17-2017

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Fri, 03/17/2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Holmes to DNA, explains the gruesome gore and guts of how forensic science works. It won't be pretty, but it will be fun -- from the first test for arsenic poisoning in the 1700s to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the important milestones in between!

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 17
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Fri, 03/17/2017 -
8:30pm to 10:00pm

Solve for X is a quirky and informative science-themed variety show. Join us as storytellers, comedians, scientists and more bust open the barrier between science and the arts with a night full of fun facts, bad puns, and laughter.

Audience(s):
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 17

03-18-2017

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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
9:00am to 2:30pm

Join us for bilingual workshops, fun hands-on activities for the entire family, a college fair, a majors fair, as well as an inspirational panel with Latino college students, parents, professors, and other professionals.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
9:00am to 11:30am

Join an Atlanta Audubon Society volunteer and discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

Educators can earn 10 professional-learning contact hours in an all-day, job-embedded seminar that takes a close look at the High Museum of Art’s permanent collection through the lens of the design-thinking process. This dynamic, professional-learning opportunity will introduce and explore STEAM concepts. We'll learn about 3-D printing, science, and nature all through the lens of art and creativity.

Audience(s):
  • Educators
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
9:30am to 2:30pm

Explore four floors of hands-on science demonstrations from GSU departments and student groups. Learn about the science of ice-cream (and make some yourself), how scuba diving gear works, the wonders of 3-D printing and get a picture of yourself as a mad scientist! Identify various dinosaur footprints throughout the exhibits and exchange your scientific discoveries for a prize from our Discovery Day pop-up shop.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
9:30am to 2:30pm

Join us for several exciting hands-on experiences and experiments in Biology! We will feature three different lab experiments that you can perform in the areas of: Physiology, Genetics, and DNA Forensics.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
9:30am to 2:30pm

Art and science collide in the Fusion Gallery at Georgia State University. Nature inspires scientists to ask questions, but the beauty and mystery of the universe can also be expressed in other ways. Join us for an exhibition of student artwork from GSU science courses. Student artists will be on-hand to share how nature inspires them to pursue a degree in science and GSU faculty will help you explore the science behind the work.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
9:30am to 4:30pm

Sharing our appreciation with all educators out there! Educators will receive FREE admission to the Zoo! Learn how the Zoo Atlanta can support your students, receive free grade-specific take-home curriculum and meet animal ambassadors!

Audience(s):
  • Educators
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY.
Like to watch crimesolving TV like NCIS, Bones, or CSI? Want to get in on the action and solve a 'crime' yourself? Then join the Crime Scene Investigation Squad! First, you'll visit a mock crime scene to collect some evidence. Next, you'll take it to the CSIS forensics lab and analyze your samples and connect the potential perpetrator to the crime. Finally, you'll present your 'expert' evidence to the investigators so an arrest can be made.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

DRONES! DRONES! DRONES! Drones flying everywhere! Bring your friends and family out to witness remotely operated drones showcasing how drones can be used for civilian use and potential careers as a drone pilot! While you are here, fly drones, participate in fun competitions and games, and see what it takes to be a drone pilot!

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Join scientists in the hunt to find and identify bugs, birds, plants, and more around Stone Mountain! Experts from Georgia State University, local organizations, and National Geographic’s Georgia Geographic Alliance can help YOU to discover more about species in your own backyard including use of the app iNaturalist to record observations and contribute to the growing library of mapping species around the world. Come to the visitor center at Confederate Hall for K-12 activities related to this mini “BioBlitz” and join on these quests in nature!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY.
Join the wearable technology craze and create your very own light up accessories. After a quick review on circuit basics, kids will be unleashed to use coin batteries and LEDs to create their own unique light up accessory. From jewelry, to head lamps, insect bag tags, and goggles, the STEAM possibilities are limitless! You even get to take your design and supplies home with you!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18

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