2023 Events – Atlanta Science Festival
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Friday, March 10, 2023

Destination Science

Friday, 03/10/2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Kick off the 10th Annual Atlanta Science Festival with us, as we feature three amazing scientists who will showcase all the incredible places science can take you. Join us as we journey from the reefs of Australia to the wilds of Africa to the glaciers of the north! Moderated by WABE's Molly Samuel.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Geocaching Adventure

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology and a smartphone app to find containers called "caches" marked by coordinates at specific locations all over the world. You never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

K.I.D.S. Club and STEAM Workshop

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

The Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) at Georgia Tech presents K.I.D.S. Club (2nd-5th Grade) and STEAM Workshop (6th- 12th Grade). Join us for a day of programming that encourages students to study and pursue a career in the STEAM fields by participating in a variety of hands-on STEAM activities which promote creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork. Activities include integrating computer science and art, engineering challenges, robotics and more. Each student that [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School, High School

Super Hero Science Day

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

!Super Heroes love science! Please join us for Super Hero Science Day at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Dress up in your favorite Super Hero Costume and have fun doing some Super Hero Science! With hands-on programming, you'll get to explore everything from bioluminescence for Ms. Marvel to aerodynamics when you build Wonder Woman's jet, and much more.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Preschool, Elem. School

Grow Up!

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Grow Up with Grow Blocks! Grow Blocks are small, efficient hydroponic systems that fit right in with your home décor and produce enough food to feed your family. They use up to 95% less water than traditional gardening. They also cut down on how far food travels to get to you. This means they're a great environmentally-friendly option! Join us for a guided tour of our farm where you'll learn all about Grow Blocks. [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Geocaching 101

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. Join us for this session to learn all about how geocaching works, and then set out to find more than 10 geocaches at Mason Mill Park. Along the way, you are invited to explore the park, learn to use latitude [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Taking out the Trash

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Explore the efforts underway in the Proctor Creek watershed to reduce the volume of trash entering the creek and help partners develop solutions to this problem. This interactive workshop will include a brief tour of a trash trap on the creek, an overview of the trash tracking data process, and hands-on activities for you to explore and share your solutions to reduce trash across the community and keep it out of the creek.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Families, Middle School

Animals in Motion: Biomechanics Day at Zoo Atlanta

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Ever wonder how orangutans swing, or how an elephant trunk works? Join us at Zoo Atlanta to celebrate the diversity of animals on Earth and the incredible ways they move. With help from biomechanics experts at the Georgia Tech, you'll get to participate in live demos and presentations sure to generate excitement about biomechanics and applications in Bio-inspired Design. Engaging for all ages! Get inspired to learn more about yourself and the natural world!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Starstruck

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Meet the final frontier! A Fernbank Science Educator will guide you through fun, hands-on activities demonstrating the concepts that govern the stars. Experiment with gravity, see and touch real meteorites, explore the scale of stars, and more.

Please note that although this event is free with admission, we still require registration specifically for the event, as space is limited.

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Neuroscience is Looking for a Few Good Brains!

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Join the GSU/GT Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI) to learn what neuroscience can teach us about how the brain works. Take our interactive center tour and join researchers from GSU and Georgia Tech as we explore the health and development of the brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other techniques. You'll also learn about how you can volunteer to participate in critical studies at CABI that help us understand more about the brain! [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Middle School, Elem. School, Adults, High School

Project X: Top Tens of Georgia

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Bring the whole family and exTENd your science knowledge at Fernbank Science Center's "Project X: Top Tens of GA" on Saturday, March 11. From ecology to geology, you'll interact with our exTENsive collections representing TEN science disciplines, organized into top ten lineups found in Georgia. Revel in scintillating science with FREE hands-on activities, live snake encounters, fantastic fossil finds and dramatic demonstrations, plus enjoy the allure of astronomy and grandeur of geology.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Build a Sustainable Lego City!

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

What is sustainability, and how can this concept help us create better cities for people and our planet? Learn about sustainable design and how we can use it to make cities cleaner, quieter, safer, healthier, and more accessible. After touring our exhibits space, you'll be challenged to add to our sustainable Lego city with your own building or feature. Let's see how awesome we can make our city together! Photo credit: sourced through CanvaPro; taken by [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School

Georgia Tech Science & Engineering Day

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Members of the Georgia Tech community are opening their doors for the Atlanta Science Festival! Whether you’re interested in robotics, brains, biology, space, art, nanotechnology, paper, computer science, wearables, bioengineering, chemical engineering, or systems engineering, there will be activities for you! Visit campus for hands-on STEAM activities, exhibits, demonstrations, opportunities to meet student researchers, learn about the research, and so much more happening at Tech!

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School, High School, Adults

Grow Up!

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Grow Up with Grow Blocks! Grow Blocks are small, efficient hydroponic systems that fit right in with your home décor and produce enough food to feed your family. They use up to 95% less water than traditional gardening. They also cut down on how far food travels to get to you. This means they're a great environmentally-friendly option! Join us for a guided tour of our farm where you'll learn all about Grow Blocks. [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Starstruck

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Meet the final frontier! A Fernbank Science Educator will guide you through fun, hands-on activities demonstrating the concepts that govern the stars. Experiment with gravity, see and touch real meteorites, explore the scale of stars, and more.

Please note that although this event is free with admission, we still require registration specifically for the event, as space is limited.

AUDIENCE(S): Families

From Tears to the Sea!

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Come hear local author (and 8th grader!) Alex Huynh talk about her book From Tears to the Sea and how water conservation inspired her art! Learn more about water conservation and make art with us at the accompanying collage workshop!

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Preschool

Investigation Awaits!! Are you Ready to Hone Your Detective Skills?

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

During this investigation activity, you will use your senses and clues to solve mysteries, and you will use your investigative minds to take on the many roles of a special agent: detective, scientist, psychologist, and enforcer of the law! Through hands-on activities with simple household items, you will learn about the science behind detective work and how their senses combine to impact their experience of the world around them. So grab your magnifying glass, and [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School, High School

Super Hero Science Day

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

!Super Heroes love science! Please join us for Super Hero Science Day at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Dress up in your favorite Super Hero Costume and have fun doing some Super Hero Science! With hands-on programming, you'll get to explore everything from bioluminescence for Ms. Marvel to aerodynamics when you build Wonder Woman's jet, and much more.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Preschool, Elem. School

Science of the Circus

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Step right up and learn the science of the Circus! From graceful aerialists and acrobats to whip crackers, jugglers, and balancers, the circus is filled with science! Join amazing Atlanta circus artists as they demonstrate their skills and how science and skill helps make it all possible. Ladies, gentlemen, and children of all ages will enjoy this walkthrough experience.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School, High School, Preschool

Water, the Source of Civilizations

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

What can works of art tell us about a culture’s relationship to water? Civilizations throughout time and across the globe have responded in different ways to the excess or scarcity of this most important and precious of molecules. Enjoy a guided tour of the collections of Emory's Michael C. Carlos Museum, engaging with works of art that relate directly to water in daily life, religious ritual, and more. This event repeats on March [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School

Starstruck

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet the final frontier! A Fernbank Science Educator will guide you through fun, hands-on activities demonstrating the concepts that govern the stars. Experiment with gravity, see and touch real meteorites, explore the scale of stars, and more.

Please note that although this event is free with admission, we still require registration specifically for the event, as space is limited.

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Not Just Newts: Behind the Scenes at the Amphibian Foundation

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Atlanta is home to a unique nonprofit dedicated to the conservation and research of amphibians amidst a global population decline. In 2016, the Amphibian Foundation formed to focus on conserving two of Georgia’s most imperiled species (Gopher Frog and Flatwoods Salamander). Since then has begun working on other native and globally endangered amphibians. Closed to the public, this is a chance to see the conservation collections and meet Foundation staff working hard to save these [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool, Adults

Urban Slug Walk

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Feeling sluggish? So are we! Come on out on a slug filled adventure where we'll use our eagle eyes to search for these slimy and fascinating creatures, and learn all about them as we hike through Sykes Park! Download the iNaturalist app beforehand, and we’ll use that to identify what we find and contribute data to the Atlanta SLIME (Snails and slugs Living In Metropolitan Environments) project! See how many TENtacles you can find in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Preschool, Elem. School, Middle School, High School, Families, Adults

Guthman Music, Art, and Technology Fair

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Get a sneak peek at what goes into the latest in music technology by visiting our music, art and technology fair. We'll have all sorts of amazing instruments for you to play and explore. See musicians, artists, engineers, and makers showcase their latest work at this hands-on, interactive showcase. The Fair will take place just before the Georgia Tech Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. Registration is not required for the free Fair, but tickets must be purchased [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Elem. School, Middle School

Science of the Circus

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Step right up and learn the science of the Circus! From graceful aerialists and acrobats to whip crackers, jugglers, and balancers, the circus is filled with science! Join amazing Atlanta circus artists as they demonstrate their skills and how science and skill helps make it all possible. Ladies, gentlemen, and children of all ages will enjoy this walkthrough experience.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School, High School, Preschool

Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A music, engineering, and tech mashup, the Georgia Tech Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is an annual event aimed at identifying the world's next generation of musical instruments and unveiling the best new ideas in musicality, design, engineering, and impact. The Guardian called the competition "The Pulitzer of the New Instrument World." Meet some of the most innovative instrument makers from around the world as they perform alongside the best musicians from Georgia Tech and around [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School

The Devil Wears Science

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Georgia Tech STEMComm on the runway! See scientists, designers, and engineers showcase the newest innovations in fashion and wearable science in the nerdiest fashion show of the year. Vote on your favorite designs and strut in your own scientific style on the red carpet to win special event giveaways!
Come sip on some champagne and sit back to see the latest science styles on the catwalk!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Intro to Curling: Exploring the Boundary Where Granite Meets Ice

Saturday, 03/11/2023 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

You've seen that Winter Olympic sport with the rocks and sweeping and yelling, but do you know what's actually going on? Sign up for this 2-hour class with the Atlanta Curling Club and we'll explain everything as you learn step-by-step how to throw a stone and sweep it into the "house." We'll cover sweeping, collisions, why the stone "curls" in the wrong direction and more! Your instructor will teach you about the science behind the [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Geocaching Adventure

Sunday, 03/12/2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology and a smartphone app to find containers called "caches" marked by coordinates at specific locations all over the world. You never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Grow Up!

Sunday, 03/12/2023 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Grow Up with Grow Blocks! Grow Blocks are small, efficient hydroponic systems that fit right in with your home décor and produce enough food to feed your family. They use up to 95% less water than traditional gardening. They also cut down on how far food travels to get to you. This means they're a great environmentally-friendly option! Join us for a guided tour of our farm where you'll learn all about Grow Blocks. [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

The Science of Animation

Sunday, 03/12/2023 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Have you ever wondered how animation works in your favorite cartoons? Discover the science behind animation and how our minds perceive pictures in motion. In this hands-on workshop we'll explore how animated images are created and make your own optical toys and animations to take home!

AUDIENCE(S): High School, Families, Middle School, Elem. School

Flying into the Future

Sunday, 03/12/2023 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Flying into the Future is where science and nature collide to bring you activities focused on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We are all about forward-thinking at this Family Fun Day! Come ready to learn about flying animals and test your tinkering skills with our STEM-themed partners and activities, crafts and activities that will test your knowledge, and EcoTinker Science Stations open! Thanks to our partners for making this event truly special one: [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Middle School, Elem. School

Rock n' Walk

Sunday, 03/12/2023 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Millions of years ago, a massive magma chamber cooled below the ground just outside of what is now Atlanta, never erupting through to the surface. Today, we call it Stone Mountain. Join folks from Georgia State University Geosciences on a hike to explore this unique granite dome, learning about the rock and what makes this spot in Atlanta so special including indigenous stories and cultural connections. You’ll also be able to ‘walk’ a Giant Traveling [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Grow Up!

Sunday, 03/12/2023 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Grow Up with Grow Blocks! Grow Blocks are small, efficient hydroponic systems that fit right in with your home décor and produce enough food to feed your family. They use up to 95% less water than traditional gardening. They also cut down on how far food travels to get to you. This means they're a great environmentally-friendly option! Join us for a guided tour of our farm where you'll learn all about Grow Blocks. [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Conversations in Creativity with Science Gallery Atlanta

Sunday, 03/12/2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Art and science are often unfairly placed at opposite ends of the spectrum. The overlaps between the two abound with art inspiring science, science inspiring art, and above all - creativity guiding both. Join Science Gallery, an arts x science venue in Atlanta, for a conversation about creativity and how artists and scientists leverage the intersection of art and science to provoke dialogue and solutions for shared global challenges.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Discovery Walk: Emory

Sunday, 03/12/2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Science is all around us, often hidden in everyday places - where we live, where we play, and where we walk. Come explore one of these spaces with our latest Discovery Walk map of the Emory campus. Pick up a map from our volunteer and head out with your friends and family on this 2.5 mile route through campus with ten intriguing science stops. Bonus - the walk ends at the Carlos Museum and your [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Tech:::Arts: A Virtual Reality Open House

Sunday, 03/12/2023 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Explore the possibilities of technology and virtual reality in making art! Visit the Public Art Futures Lab to try out a Meta Quest 2 headset and learn how immersive technology is creating new ways to explore art with 3D modeling, painting in VR, spray-painting in VR, and sculpting in VR. Drop-in anytime!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School, Families

Monday, March 13, 2023

Geocaching Adventure

Monday, 03/13/2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology and a smartphone app to find containers called "caches" marked by coordinates at specific locations all over the world. You never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Geocaching Adventure

Tuesday, 03/14/2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology and a smartphone app to find containers called "caches" marked by coordinates at specific locations all over the world. You never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Breaking Down the Bean: The Science Behind Home Coffee Brewing

Tuesday, 03/14/2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Have you ever wondered what it takes to brew a perfect cup of coffee? Did you know that flavor of your brew ultimately boils down to the science? Join us for a hands-on demonstration as we explore how time, temperature, grind coarseness, and proportion all affect what's in your cup -- and learn how to harness these variables in your own kitchen! This event repeats on March 23: here and again on March 24: here [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

CHaRM Recycling Tour

Tuesday, 03/14/2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Have you ever wondered what to do with dated electronics or old bottles of household cleaner? What about textbooks, old cans of paint, or even an old mattress? Join us for a tour of Live Thrive Atlanta’s CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials) Facility, where you’ll learn about what happens to our waste and how to make sustainable changes in your household.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Sprouting Scientists

Tuesday, 03/14/2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Little ones can be scientists too! Bring your toddler to discover the fabulous world of plants and animals at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Hands on stations focusing on the natural world will introduce toddlers to life science concepts such as metamorphosis and plant diversity. Come and run among the spring blooms, listen to bird songs and have fun at our specially designed stations.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Preschool

#SpeakUpForScience

Tuesday, 03/14/2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

What do we want? Democracy! When do we want it? Now! But how do we get there? Speaking with your legislators is a perfect example of democracy in action. They can only serve community needs if they know what you care about. If science is what you care about, log in for this online session with Science for Georgia and learn how to effectively share your opinion with your legislator. Then come see our booth at the [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

STEMFest: Hands-on Science for Families at Oglethorpe University

Tuesday, 03/14/2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Calling all science enthusiasts! Ready to get your science on in Brookhaven? Come on over to Oglethorpe University to join university students and science faculty geeking out and interacting with cool STEM activities. We'll wow you with chemistry, blow your mind with biology, have some fun with physics, and get you excited about all that science have to offer! Join us for this fun, hands-on, family-friendly event! Only one registration per family please. Advance registration [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School, Adults

The Molecular World with Dr. Pete

Tuesday, 03/14/2023 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Dr. Pete's decades of experience as a molecular modeling researcher and stand-up comedian bring you a hilarious look at the chemicals that affect your life every day. Using simulations and demonstrations we will finally decipher those funny-sounding ingredients in the side panels on consumer products.

Learn more here.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Geocaching Adventure

Wednesday, 03/15/2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology and a smartphone app to find containers called "caches" marked by coordinates at specific locations all over the world. You never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Exploring Atlanta’s Urban Parks: Chosewood Park

Wednesday, 03/15/2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am

You can find nature everywhere! Come with us to discover your city parks! During this hike, you'll learn the basics on how to be prepared for beginner hiking, tree identification, how wildlife interacts from the urban forest, plus how we can benefit from what the urban forest can provide for us.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Penguin in My Pocket: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Wednesday, 03/15/2023 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Hunter Marionettes as they introduce you to Penguin in My Pocket! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations and much more! Have a blast learning about simple machines, creative problem solving and the STEAM of puppetry. Puppets + Science = MAGIC! Use code ASF for 25% off your ticket for these special ASF shows! Photo [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Penguin in My Pocket: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Wednesday, 03/15/2023 - 11:30am to 2:00pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Hunter Marionettes as they introduce you to Penguin in My Pocket! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations and much more! Have a blast learning about simple machines, creative problem solving and the STEAM of puppetry. Puppets + Science = MAGIC! Use code ASF for 25% off your ticket for these special ASF shows! Photo [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Hypersonics with Hermeus

Wednesday, 03/15/2023 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

The future is faster! Join us at Hermeus for an action-packed tour and panel discussion all about manufacturing, avionics, and hypersonics. Learn how we are making the world's fastest aircraft. Here's a hint: It's engineering, not science. Race you there! IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to follow governmental regulations, all attendees must be American born citizens or permanent resident green card holders. All attendees will be required to sign an NDA upon arrival prior to entering the [..]

AUDIENCE(S): High School, Adults

13th Annual SSEF STEAM Showcase

Wednesday, 03/15/2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sandy Springs Education Force invites the entire community to their 13th annual , award winning STEAM Showcase. No matter your age, you will enjoy dozens of interactive, hands-on technology and art demonstrations from STEAM business and educational leaders. Experience cutting-edge technology in the Internet of Things, robotics, gaming, healthcare and entertainment exhibits. Join us at North Springs High School for an evening of fun and fascinating science and technology. We promise you will [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School, Middle School, High School, Families, Adults

Science Improv

Wednesday, 03/15/2023 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

It's improv comedy with a science twist! Come see experienced improv actors and professional scientists take the stage together to put on a unique entertainment and educational experience. The audience will provide scientific suggestions to drive the performance, and you're sure to have a great time and come away having learned something too! Comedy improvisation has never been geekier.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Geocaching Adventure

Thursday, 03/16/2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology and a smartphone app to find containers called "caches" marked by coordinates at specific locations all over the world. You never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Live Moon Viewing with the GT Observatory!

Thursday, 03/16/2023 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Join the GT Observatory and [email protected] for a virtual event that shares a live viewing of the moon using the Aloha telescope! Tune in and you will have the opportunity to control a telescope hundreds of miles away to get a closer look at the features of the moon, and learn all about our closest neighbor from GT Observatory Director Dr. Jim Sowell. In addition to studying the moon's features, we'll explore other questions about [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Middle School, Elem. School

Penguin in My Pocket: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Thursday, 03/16/2023 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Hunter Marionettes as they introduce you to Penguin in My Pocket! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations and much more! Have a blast learning about simple machines, creative problem solving and the STEAM of puppetry. Puppets + Science = MAGIC! Use code ASF for 25% off your ticket for these special ASF shows! Photo [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families

"Charlas en Familia" Virtual College Prep and Success Workshop (Spanish)

Thursday, 03/16/2023 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Únase al programa GoSTEM de Georgia Tech en este taller virtual en español con miembros de la industria para compartir información importante y consejos útiles para preparar y comenzar una exitosa carrera universitaria.

Join the GoSTEM program at Georgia Tech as they lead a Spanish-language virtual workshop with industry partners to share key information and helpful tips to launch a successful college experience!

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School

Penguin in My Pocket: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Thursday, 03/16/2023 - 11:30am to 2:00pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Hunter Marionettes as they introduce you to Penguin in My Pocket! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations and much more! Have a blast learning about simple machines, creative problem solving and the STEAM of puppetry. Puppets + Science = MAGIC! Use code ASF for 25% off your ticket for these special ASF shows! Photo [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Roadside Geology

Thursday, 03/16/2023 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Tag along with two geologist-educators to see the beautiful building stones and folded natural rock layers of Midtown Atlanta, on a tour from Symphony Hall to Rhodes Hall. Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia, teams up with highly sought guest speaker from Georgia Mineral Society (GMS), Bill Waggener, to interpret the stories that rocks tell. GMS grab bag is included with admission price.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, Middle School, High School

Piedmont Park Science Trivia

Thursday, 03/16/2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

What's better than science trivia? Science trivia with drinks! Assemble your trivia team or happy hour crew and have some science fun with us! From trees to avian anatomy and Piedmont Park nature, we've got you covered. Show off your science skills or learn more with us in the heart of Piedmont Park! Adults only, 21+, ticket includes three drinks!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

3D Printing with Lasers

Thursday, 03/16/2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Nanotechnology is the study of objects smaller than the width of a human hair. Engineers and scientists manipulate objects on this scale for a variety of uses. But how do they work with things that small? At Georgia Tech's Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, scientists and engineers use lasers to print and nanoscale objects. Join us for this online session where we show you how it's all done!

Photo credit: Florian Sterl, Sterltech Optics

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School

The Story Collider

Thursday, 03/16/2023 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Story Collider brings true, personal stories about science to life. At this live show, you'll hear scientists tell heartwarming (and heartbreaking) stories about their failures, successes, and everything in between, and you'll also hear from people who haven't had a formal connection to science in years. Science is a part of all of our lives and The Story Collider brings chemists, comedians, actors, neuroscientists, writers, and physicists alike onto the stage to tell their [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Friday, March 17, 2023

Geocaching Adventure

Friday, 03/17/2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology and a smartphone app to find containers called "caches" marked by coordinates at specific locations all over the world. You never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Penguin in My Pocket: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Friday, 03/17/2023 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Hunter Marionettes as they introduce you to Penguin in My Pocket! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations and much more! Have a blast learning about simple machines, creative problem solving and the STEAM of puppetry. Puppets + Science = MAGIC! Use code ASF for 25% off your ticket for these special ASF shows! Photo [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Penguin in My Pocket: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Friday, 03/17/2023 - 11:30am to 2:00pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Hunter Marionettes as they introduce you to Penguin in My Pocket! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations and much more! Have a blast learning about simple machines, creative problem solving and the STEAM of puppetry. Puppets + Science = MAGIC! Use code ASF for 25% off your ticket for these special ASF shows! Photo [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Coffee Roasting, Seed to Sip: A scientific exploration from green to brown to black

Friday, 03/17/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Ever wonder how and why coffee beans turn brown during roasting? Join Opo Coffee's lead roaster in a hands-on experience, learning about the chemical changes that occur during the coffee roasting process, discussing the variables at play, and then getting to roast a batch of your own coffee to take home!
This event repeats on March 23: here and again on March 24: here

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Twilight Tots at Zoo Atlanta

Friday, 03/17/2023 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Bring your littlest ones for an evening of exploring the Zoo after-hours! Enjoy a mini tour of the Zoo with a Zoo Educator, stopping along the way to sing songs, hear animal stories, and dance like an animal! This program is designed for families with children ages 0-5, with opportunities for exploration for ages 0-2. Introduce your young conservationist to wildlife, inspiring them to learn more about animals and the natural world!

AUDIENCE(S): Preschool, Families

Family STEAM Movie Night

Friday, 03/17/2023 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

What's better than a Friday movie night? A STEAM Friday movie night of course! Join The Happy Black Parent as we watch the National Geographic film, Science Fair, at the beautiful Pittsburgh Yards development in southwest Atlanta. We'll chat about the movie and have maker stations set up for you and your kiddos to explore before and after!

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Preschool, Elem. School, Middle School

Gap Junction - Public Dance Performance!

Friday, 03/17/2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Gap Junction originated from research into neurological pathways. Every brain has a unique response to stressors influenced by genetics, culture, upbringing, and demographics. Come, witness the Gap Junction cast find their similarities and differences, drawing on their own experiences and lives, particularly Messina's: a Sicilian-American, spending her formative years in a multi-generational household, followed by eight years in the urban south. This performance is a treat for all, with familiar music, high energy, and a [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Geocaching Adventure

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology and a smartphone app to find containers called "caches" marked by coordinates at specific locations all over the world. You never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Afro-STEM

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 9:00am to 10:30am

The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance presents Afro-STEM, a celebration of science through an Afrocentric lens! Much of our modern world, including technology, medicine, art, and even space exploration, has been shaped by black and African thinkers and cultures. Join our “fair-style” event as we recognize and explore those contributions. Participate in hands-on STE(A)M activities, interactive presentations, and engaging demonstrations inspired by black and African scientists, inventors, artists, cultures, and history. Please note there are three sessions [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Southside River Rendezvous

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Meet us for the Southside River Rendezvous to explore Atlanta’s three rivers – the Chattahoochee, the Flint, and the South River! You’ll discover some of the Southside’s hidden freshwater features, learn how to collect water samples and watch scientists perform water quality testing! Southside River Rendezvous is part of an on-going effort to collect water quality data, increase awareness and protection of Atlanta’s three rivers.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

HealthHacks 2023

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Interested in science and public health? Would you like to dabble in coding? Join us Saturday and Sunday for a deep dive into coding at HealthHacks2023, an annual health themed hackathon for middle and high school girls, and present your final hacked solution at our closing presentation Sunday evening! Come learn to code with Scratch and create your own project to address global health problems! All levels of expertise are welcome, especially those without prior [..]

AUDIENCE(S): High School, Middle School

Oakland Cemetery Rocks!

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Oakland Cemetery Rocks! Join cemetery preservationists for a hands-on geology workshop and cemetery scavenger hunt. Learn how to identify several stone types, see how the preservation of monuments and grave markers takes place, and find out how the elements affect different types of stone. Following the workshop, use your best sleuthing skills on the geology scavenger hunt to find the different types of stones and materials around the site.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School

Amphibian Foundation's Annual Salamander Stroll

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Come on out to Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve in Decatur and witness wildlife with regional experts from the Amphibian Foundation. Become ‘citizen scientists’ and perform an amphibian ‘bioblitz’ inventory of the preserve documenting salamanders and frogs in one of the last strongholds for amphibians inside of the perimeter! Everyone and their families are encouraged to attend and bring your cell phones to upload images of what we find to iNaturalist.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Beginner Birding 101

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Ever wonder which birds make melodic tunes to wake you up every morning or wanted to see the magnificent colors they display in real-time? Come explore an introductory course to birdwatching and observe our modern-day dinosaurs with Georgia Audubon. Led by our staff ornithologist, we will cover the basics of identification, binocular use, and safety to get you started on your bird discovery journey. Following guided instruction, we will test our skills on a trip [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School, Families

Exploring Atlanta’s Urban Parks: Perkerson Park

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am

You can find nature everywhere! Come with us to discover your city parks! During this hike, you'll learn the basics on how to be prepared for beginner hiking, tree identification, how wildlife interacts from the urban forest, plus how we can benefit from what the urban forest can provide for us.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

ID the Trees

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

If Atlanta is really "The City in the Forest" shouldn't we know what kind of trees surround us? Join DeKalb County's Ranger Jonah for a walk all about trees! We'll take a stroll through Mason Mill Park and learn techniques for identifying trees by their bark, leaves, flowers, and fruit. Find out to tell a Loblolly pine from other native pines! From the common water oak to the rare winged elm, come fall in love [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School, Middle School, Families, Adults, High School

Insect Bingo Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join WunderGrubs to explore the super powers of bugs! We'll start our insect exploration with a bingo scavenger hunt and then tour our mealworm vertical farm in Midtown near Piedmont Park on the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail. You'll hear all about how mealworms can be used to help solve many of today's environmental problems as a food, feed, and fertilizer, plus so much more! Bonus: buggy treats for you to taste!

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School

STEM Gems: Giving Girls Role Models

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Join us for an interactive panel discussion that will enlighten and empower girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! You'll meet exceptional women from a diverse set of STEM careers and learn about the unique journeys that led to their respective careers. You'll understand what they do, how they make a difference in the world, and how they help people using STEM. You'll walk away with advice, guidance, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Adults

Spring Tree Walk

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Did you know that Oakland Cemetery is home to more than 1,600 trees, from majestic oaks and mighty magnolias to demure crape myrtles and dogwoods? Oakland’s trees feed and shelter wildlife, help reduce air pollution and provide welcome shade for visitors. Many stand as living memorials to generations past. Stroll with us through Oakland’s amazing arboretum and learn from knowledgeable guides about some of our favorite trees!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families

Penguin in My Pocket: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Hunter Marionettes as they introduce you to Penguin in My Pocket! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations and much more! Have a blast learning about simple machines, creative problem solving and the STEAM of puppetry. Puppets + Science = MAGIC! Use code ASF for 25% off your ticket for these special ASF shows! Photo [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families

A Berry Sweet Experience - Exploring Molecular Gastronomy in Food Science

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Have you ever wondered how chefs create spectacular dish presentations that are physically unique? Join The Village Tutorial and Enrichment Program as we discover food science through molecular gastronomy and berries! You will explore, observe, and experience physical and chemical changes to create an amazing dessert that is a wonder to the eyes and loaded with flavor to eat. It'll be a BERRY SWEET time!

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Afro-STEM

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance presents Afro-STEM, a celebration of science through an Afrocentric lens! Much of our modern world, including technology, medicine, art, and even space exploration, has been shaped by black and African thinkers and cultures. Join our “fair-style” event as we recognize and explore those contributions. Participate in hands-on STE(A)M activities, interactive presentations, and engaging demonstrations inspired by black and African scientists, inventors, artists, cultures, and history. Please note there are three sessions [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Splash into Stream Science

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

SOLD OUT Examine the world of water by catching and studying bugs and other critters that reveal the health of a local stream in southwestern Atlanta. Test water quality and learn how changing environmental conditions can affect the livelihood of habitats and how that relates to human activities. Join in games and engage in laboratory and field science at different stations next to the creek, or jump in and “get your feet wet” [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School, High School, Adults

Insect Bingo Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join WunderGrubs to explore the super powers of bugs! We'll start our insect exploration with a bingo scavenger hunt and then tour our mealworm vertical farm in Midtown near Piedmont Park on the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail. You'll hear all about how mealworms can be used to help solve many of today's environmental problems as a food, feed, and fertilizer, plus so much more! Bonus: buggy treats for you to taste!

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School

Does AI Recognize Me?

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Silicon Valley dominates AI tech like voice and face recognition. We use these daily, but do they work for everyone – or you? The less you are like the technology creators, the less likely these technologies will work for you. This workshop will show you how to make the technology work for you, and will give you a kick start by teaching you many of the important ideas. You will get hands-on experience training AI [..]

AUDIENCE(S): High School, Middle School

Penguin in My Pocket: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Hunter Marionettes as they introduce you to Penguin in My Pocket! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations and much more! Have a blast learning about simple machines, creative problem solving and the STEAM of puppetry. Puppets + Science = MAGIC! Use code ASF for 25% off your ticket for these special ASF shows! Photo [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Become a Scientist

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Do you know what it takes to become a scientist? Come to Georgia Gwinnett College to hear the science journey of a diverse group of scientists. Experience how science works while diving into immersive, hands-on experiences that will allow you to see science in action. Become a scientist for a day and experience science!

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Community Science for Change

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Impact your neighborhood through Science! Communities across Atlanta have partnered with the Emory HERCULES Exposome Research Center to tackle local environmental health issues. Step into the shoes of these citizen scientists and experience the tools and methods used to track contaminants, monitor water quality, test air samples, and more. Explore the impacts that citizen scientists all across the city have had on their communities, and see how you could be the next!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School

Mathapalooza!

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Engage with mathematics as you have never experienced it before! Come explore remarkable puzzles and games, gaze upon at mathematical art, and watch Atlanta's vibrant arts community interpret math on stage with magic, drama, music, and dance.

Photo credit: Y. Babenko

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School, Middle School, High School, Families, Adults

Afro-STEM

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance presents Afro-STEM, a celebration of science through an Afrocentric lens! Much of our modern world, including technology, medicine, art, and even space exploration, has been shaped by black and African thinkers and cultures. Join our “fair-style” event as we recognize and explore those contributions. Participate in hands-on STE(A)M activities, interactive presentations, and engaging demonstrations inspired by black and African scientists, inventors, artists, cultures, and history. Please note there are three sessions [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Water, the Source of Civilizations

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

What can works of art tell us about a culture’s relationship to water? Civilizations throughout time and across the globe have responded in different ways to the excess or scarcity of this most important and precious of molecules. Enjoy a guided tour of the collections of Emory's Michael C. Carlos Museum, engaging with works of art that relate directly to water in daily life, religious ritual, and more. Photo information: Vessel. Mozambique, Africa, Makonde, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School

10 Ways to Help the Planet with CCPL

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate the 10th annual Atlanta Science Festival with 10 Ways to Help the Planet!! Visit fun hands-on STEM activity stations while engaging with community partners throughout the library to raise awareness of Climate Change and Global Warming and to learn about 10 hands-on, simple solutions that everyone can do to help our planet. STEM Take and Make bags will be given out to the first 100 participants. No registration required.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Discovery Walk Guided Tour: Mason Mill Park

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Science is all around us, often hidden in everyday places - where we live, where we play, and where we walk. On this docent-guided Discovery Walk through Mason Mill Park, you will uncover some of this secret science on a family-friendly route with ten intriguing science stops!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Wildflower Walk

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a group walk to celebrate the beginning of spring in Fernbank Forest! You’ll learn about the different kinds of native wildflowers found both in the forest and around Atlanta!

Please note that although this event is free with admission, we still require registration specifically for the event, as space is limited.

AUDIENCE(S): Families

The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Computer hacking, AI, giant lasers, and time travel? Sign us up! Join the Alliance Theatre for a special showing of The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd, the heartwarming story of second chances and learning that sometimes the things you can't change are the things that should have happened all along. Following the show, dissect the science behind these concepts with expert scientists!

AUDIENCE(S): Middle School, High School, Families

Intro to Curling: Exploring the Boundary Where Granite Meets Ice

Saturday, 03/18/2023 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

You've seen that Winter Olympic sport with the rocks and sweeping and yelling, but do you know what's actually going on? Sign up for this 2-hour class with the Atlanta Curling Club and we'll explain everything as you learn step-by-step how to throw a stone and sweep it into the "house." We'll cover sweeping, collisions, why the stone "curls" in the wrong direction and more! Your instructor will teach you about the science behind the [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Geocaching Adventure

Sunday, 03/19/2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology and a smartphone app to find containers called "caches" marked by coordinates at specific locations all over the world. You never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Garden Wonders

Sunday, 03/19/2023 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Explore Wylde Center's Oakhurst Garden with a naturalist! From a behind the scenes tour of our green house to a creek exploration to look for salamanders to getting a taste of the sweet honey from our beehives, you'll learn all about this intown garden wonderland!

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School

Come Closer: Carnivorous Plants

Sunday, 03/19/2023 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

SOLD OUT Carnivorous plants don't just lure in the bugs...they capture our attention as well! Join us for this deep dive into some of the coolest plants out there! We'll show you all sorts of these bug eating plants, talk about how they work, and even set up a "Feed the Fly Traps" station for you to see the plants gobble up their meals! Bring a picnic blanket and join us on the lawn at Lush [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Garden Wonders

Sunday, 03/19/2023 - 11:30am to 12:45am

Explore Wylde Center's Oakhurst Garden with a naturalist! From a behind the scenes tour of our green house to a creek exploration to look for salamanders to getting a taste of the sweet honey from our beehives, you'll learn all about this intown garden wonderland!

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School

Garden Wonders

Sunday, 03/19/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Explore Wylde Center's Oakhurst Garden with a naturalist! From a behind the scenes tour of our green house to a creek exploration to look for salamanders to getting a taste of the sweet honey from our beehives, you'll learn all about this intown garden wonderland!

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School

Penguin in My Pocket: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Sunday, 03/19/2023 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Hunter Marionettes as they introduce you to Penguin in My Pocket! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations and much more! Have a blast learning about simple machines, creative problem solving and the STEAM of puppetry. Puppets + Science = MAGIC! Use code ASF for 25% off your ticket for these special ASF shows! Photo [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Family Science Carnival

Sunday, 03/19/2023 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Hey Atlanta! Bring the whole family out for a science carnival mashup! Parents and kids can play with--or against--each other in games based on some of your favorite classic science experiments and beloved carnival games. Come check out the Air Cannon Shoot, Giant Jenga, Sound Wave Splash, and more! Stop by each of our stations to learn some science and have some carnival-style fun! Can't wait to see you at this special Atlanta Science Festival [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School

Roadside Geology

Sunday, 03/19/2023 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Tag along with two geologist-educators to see the beautiful building stones and folded natural rock layers of Midtown Atlanta, on a tour from Symphony Hall to Rhodes Hall. Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia, teams up with highly sought guest speaker from Georgia Mineral Society (GMS), Bill Waggener, to interpret the stories that rocks tell. GMS grab bag is included with admission price.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, Middle School, High School

Penguin in My Pocket: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Sunday, 03/19/2023 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Hunter Marionettes as they introduce you to Penguin in My Pocket! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations and much more! Have a blast learning about simple machines, creative problem solving and the STEAM of puppetry. Puppets + Science = MAGIC! Use code ASF for 25% off your ticket for these special ASF shows! Photo [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Ice Cream Science

Sunday, 03/19/2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

We all scream for ice cream! But have you ever really thought about what it is? A liquid? A solid? A glass? Ice cream has more in common with toothpaste, froth, and glass than you might expect. Join physicists Daniel Sussman and Michael Czajkowski for an exploration of the physics of disordered solids, and answers to the questions you never knew to ask about ice cream. ​We promise the only brain freeze will come from [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School, High School

Frequency

Sunday, 03/19/2023 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

What do colors and music have in common? Math! Wait, math? Yep! This playful, interactive presentation will take you on a tour of your own senses with math and science as a guide.

AUDIENCE(S): Families

STEAM Screen on the Green

Sunday, 03/19/2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a screening of the movie Fantasy Football at the super cool outdoor venue just outside Mercedes Benz Stadium, the Home Depot Backyard. What does football have to do with science? Watch the movie, hear from our scientists and engineers, and you'll find out!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Science vs Movies

Sunday, 03/19/2023 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Bat DNA turning a man into a vampire. Ghosts made of Bose-Einstein condensates. The moon falling into the Earth. We're going to force our science communicators to watch short movie clips and then explain why the science in them is 100% accurate, yes, even the bit about using bombs to stop earthquakes.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Monday, March 20, 2023

Geocaching Adventure

Monday, 03/20/2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology and a smartphone app to find containers called "caches" marked by coordinates at specific locations all over the world. You never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Geocaching Adventure

Tuesday, 03/21/2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology and a smartphone app to find containers called "caches" marked by coordinates at specific locations all over the world. You never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Special Science Storytime with Shelli R. Johannes!

Tuesday, 03/21/2023 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Join us for a very special (and scientific) storytime with local author, Shelli R. Johannes at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur ! Shelli will be reading a few STEM-themed stories, including her own Love Science series and Penny: The Engineering Tail of the Fourth Little Pig. She will also be doing a fun and easy science experiment and craft with our young readers all in the name of loving science, learning, and reading!

AUDIENCE(S): Preschool, Elem. School

Roob and Noob

Tuesday, 03/21/2023 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Meet Roob & Noob: two overly curious scientists who love nothing more than discovering something new. Join them on an interactive adventure, as they build machines from simple objects and explore the wonder and sensations of each of the four seasons. Inspired by Rube Goldberg's magical machines, this unique theatrical performance combines science and the arts, proving that sometimes the most profound discoveries are achieved by simply playing.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Preschool, Elem. School

The Psychedelic 60s!

Tuesday, 03/21/2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Travel back in time to the psychedelic sixties! Come learn about ten amazing scientific achievements from that iconic decade and make your own "moon rocks", psychedelic lava lamps and color changing flowers!

Photo Credit: Creative Commons License 2.0, Mike Mozart

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School, Middle School, High School, Families, Adults

Germ Busters!

Tuesday, 03/21/2023 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Prepare yourself for battle... against viruses! Although handwashing with soap in water is always your best bet for beating germs, join Dr. Shane Pruitt from UGA's College of Pharmacy as he teaches you how to "compound" your own hand sanitizer. Then, stick around for a special presentation about different pharmacy careers and how you can start preparing for one now!

Photo credit: UGA Pharmacy Office of External Relations

AUDIENCE(S): Middle School, High School, Families

Jazz Hands: A Science Comedy Event

Tuesday, 03/21/2023 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Scientists are funny! And because we’re scientists, we’ve got data to back that statement up!. Back by popular demand, and *in 3D*...come see scientists do comedy at Science Jazz Hands! Learn the answers to all of life's mysteries, like "how can you make a math pun that bad?" and "how is religion like nuclear physics?"
Please note this is event is 21+.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Geocaching Adventure

Wednesday, 03/22/2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology and a smartphone app to find containers called "caches" marked by coordinates at specific locations all over the world. You never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

O-STEAM

Wednesday, 03/22/2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Hike through the old-growth forest with WAWA and enjoy STEM activities along the way! We will study 100-year-old trees, test the water quality in Utoy Creek, get artistic, and observe rocks that make up an old and dry cascade. Come join us and bring your classmates and family for a fun-filled day!

AUDIENCE(S): Preschool, Elem. School, Middle School, Families

Journey of Our Water

Wednesday, 03/22/2023 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

SOLD OUT Ever wonder where our water comes from and what happens to water before and after we use it? Come take an educational journey through the Johns Creek Environmental Campus and learn about the entire water treatment cycle! Watch millions of gallons of water journey through the process of treatment; learn about the latest in treatment technology, all while touring a state-of-the-art treatment facility. See the pipes and actual treated water and learn [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School

Roob and Noob

Wednesday, 03/22/2023 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Meet Roob & Noob: two overly curious scientists who love nothing more than discovering something new. Join them on an interactive adventure, as they build machines from simple objects and explore the wonder and sensations of each of the four seasons. Inspired by Rube Goldberg's magical machines, this unique theatrical performance combines science and the arts, proving that sometimes the most profound discoveries are achieved by simply playing.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Preschool, Elem. School

Bite Sized Physics

Wednesday, 03/22/2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Take a bite out of science with our Bite Sized Physics event! Run on a non-Newtonian fluid! Watch waves in action! Make static electricity with a Van de Graff generator! And more!
Advance registration is preferred, but not required!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

O-STEAM

Wednesday, 03/22/2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Hike through the old-growth forest with WAWA and enjoy STEM activities along the way! We will study 100-year-old trees, test the water quality in Utoy Creek, get artistic, and observe rocks that make up an old and dry cascade. Come join us and bring your classmates and family for a fun-filled day!

AUDIENCE(S): Preschool, Elem. School, Middle School, Families

Mathvenger Hunt!

Wednesday, 03/22/2023 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Do you like doing scavenger hunts but wish they were nerdier? Do you enjoy solving fun math problems but also want a lot of pointless walking around between questions? Did you complete a Mathvenger Hunt in the past two years and are eager to try a brand new set of math puzzles? What's the opposite of "no"? If you said "yes" to any of the above, join us for our third Mathvenger Hunt, the third [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, Elem. School, High School, Middle School

Out of This World Science Carnival at Clayton State University

Wednesday, 03/22/2023 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Come experience awesome science at Clayton State University! We'll have in hands-on activities, demos, and talks about biology, chemistry, and physics of alien life and space travel. Come dressed up as your favorite space person or alien (the best costume wins a special prize!) and come look for signs of alien life on campus!

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Paranormal Phenomena and Pseudo-sciences

Wednesday, 03/22/2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Flat Earth, aliens, astrology, homeopathy, crystals, vaccinations, and more...What's science? What isn't? We will have professors from geology, biology, astronomy, philosophy, and more to dig into the evidence and science behind all of these topics and the issues surrounding them.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

The Plant Hunter: A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines

Wednesday, 03/22/2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join leading medical ethnobotanist and explorer, Dr. Cassandra Quave, as she shares the story of her quest to develop new ways to fight illness and disease through the healing powers of plants. Book signing of her uplifting and adventure-filled memoir, The Plant Hunter , and herbal tea blending activity to follow the talk!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Geocaching Adventure

Thursday, 03/23/2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology and a smartphone app to find containers called "caches" marked by coordinates at specific locations all over the world. You never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Breaking Down the Bean: The Science Behind Home Coffee Brewing

Thursday, 03/23/2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Have you ever wondered what it takes to brew a perfect cup of coffee? Did you know that flavor of your brew ultimately boils down to the science? Join us for a hands-on demonstration as we explore how time, temperature, grind coarseness, and proportion all affect what's in your cup -- and learn how to harness these variables in your own kitchen!
This event repeats on March 24: here

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Coffee Roasting, Seed to Sip: A scientific exploration from green to brown to black

Thursday, 03/23/2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Ever wonder how and why coffee beans turn brown during roasting? Join Opo Coffee's lead roaster in a hands-on experience, learning about the chemical changes that occur during the coffee roasting process, discussing the variables at play, and then getting to roast a batch of your own coffee to take home!
This event repeats on March 24: here

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Astronomy of Star Wars

Thursday, 03/23/2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

One with the Force you are? Join us for an all-ages sci-fi adventure where Professor Jay Dunn teaches us about aliens and worlds in our galaxy and in a galaxy far, far away!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

R.O.C.K.S. (Rockdale Offers Creative Kids Science) 4-H Family Night

Thursday, 03/23/2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the Rockdale County 4-H staff for a fun night of messy science! We'll have a blast with all sorts of science fun - color mixing, things erupting, and much more!

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Gwinnett Family Science Night

Thursday, 03/23/2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Science is Magic that works! Join us for a night of some wacky and wild science experiments where youth and parents together will get a chance to become mad scientists. You will have a chance to explore some kitchen science, space exploration, and experiments, as well as make an explosion. We are erupting with science that we want to share with you!

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Wild About Science with Cobb 4-H

Thursday, 03/23/2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Are you wild about animals and all things animal science? Join UGA Extension and Cobb County 4-H as your family will learn about wildlife, habitats, animal science and more. To add to the fun, there will even be hands-on critter encounters!

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School

Pet or Pest? Why Humans Love Some Animals and Loathe Others

Thursday, 03/23/2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Humans spend a lot of energy distinguishing between the animals we invite into our lives and the ones we chase away. But whether we consider a cat, a rat, a wolf, or even an elephant a hero or a villain depends on what we want from them — and what we decide reveals more about us than it does about them. Science journalist Bethany Brookshire talks about her new book “PESTS: How Humans Create Animal [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Science & Spirituality

Thursday, 03/23/2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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? [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Meditation & the Brain

Thursday, 03/23/2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

We've all heard that meditation is good for you, but can it actually change your brain? Join this virtual panel that brings together Buddhist monks, meditation experts and practitioners, and neuroscientists for a presentation and discussion about the neurological benefits of meditation.
Photo credit: Pexels | Min An

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School

Nerd Nite ASF!

Thursday, 03/23/2023 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Ever wonder what your college professors lectures would look like if they were three beers deep and able to tell you how they REALLY feel about their favorite topic? Join us for Nerd Nite ASF! Three experts will give irreverent, inebriated, and deeply interesting talks about topics they're a giant nerd for.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Friday, March 24, 2023

Geocaching Adventure

Friday, 03/24/2023 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology and a smartphone app to find containers called "caches" marked by coordinates at specific locations all over the world. You never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Exploring Atlanta’s Urban Parks: Adams Park

Friday, 03/24/2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am

You can find nature everywhere! Come with us to discover your city parks! During this hike, you'll learn the basics on how to be prepared for beginner hiking, tree identification, how wildlife interacts from the urban forest, plus how we can benefit from what the urban forest can provide for us.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Wildflower Walk

Friday, 03/24/2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Join us for a group walk to celebrate the beginning of spring in Fernbank Forest! You’ll learn about the different kinds of native wildflowers found both in the forest and around Atlanta!

Please note that although this event is free with admission, we still require registration specifically for the event, as space is limited.

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Coffee Roasting, Seed to Sip: A scientific exploration from green to brown to black

Friday, 03/24/2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Ever wonder how and why coffee beans turn brown during roasting? Join Opo Coffee's lead roaster in a hands-on experience, learning about the chemical changes that occur during the coffee roasting process, discussing the variables at play, and then getting to roast a batch of your own coffee to take home!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

(Un)Natural History Walk of Constitution Lakes and Doll's Head Trail

Friday, 03/24/2023 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Come discover one of Atlanta's secret parks. Join us for a walk around Constitution Lakes and visit the birds and other creatures that call this unique urban park home. The tour will include information on native and invasive plant identification, birds, and the geology and history of the area. Extra Bonus: Come tour the Doll's Head Trail during the walk and contribute to the folk art that makes Atlanta so unique. This hike is appropriate [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Families, Middle School, Elem. School

Breaking Down the Bean: The Science Behind Home Coffee Brewing

Friday, 03/24/2023 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Have you ever wondered what it takes to brew a perfect cup of coffee? Did you know that flavor of your brew ultimately boils down to the science? Join us for a hands-on demonstration as we explore how time, temperature, grind coarseness, and proportion all affect what's in your cup -- and learn how to harness these variables in your own kitchen!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Chemistry Bonanza Demo Show!

Friday, 03/24/2023 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Come and see exciting chemistry reactions and demonstrations! We will explore the chemistry of polymers, combustion reactions, cloud formation, and even a few fireballs. How do you speed up a reaction? Or slow it down? We will explore it all! Liquid nitrogen ice cream will be served as well—tasty chemistry!

There is limited seating for this event. Reserved tickets do not guarantee a seat. Arrive early to ensure your seat.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Biology of the Despised: Snakes!

Friday, 03/24/2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The Amphibian Foundation seeks to elevate awareness of the global amphibian declines. Here in Atlanta, AF also works to address some of the urban pressures impacting reptiles as well. There is perhaps no group more misunderstood and despised than venomous snakes. AF has been working with the community since the beginning to help people discern facts from fiction and even teaches a training course on how to handle venomous reptiles safely. Come explore these awe-inspiring [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Get Outside and Get Inventing!

Friday, 03/24/2023 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Sticky feet that climb anything. Trunk-like robotic arms. Super-sensitive hearing. Is this a kind of new superhero? No! These are examples of REAL technology made with bionics. In this FUN and interactive presentation by children's science author Jennifer Swanson, you will get an inside look at many awesome inventions being created by engineers right now.Then it’ll be YOUR turn! You’ll get instructions on how to go outside, find an animal and create your own bionic [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School

Stars, "Moon Rocks" and Other Out of this World Awesomeness

Friday, 03/24/2023 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for an evening of star gazing in our observatory and get a unique chance to explore objects from outer space! We'll have "Moon rocks", meteorite samples and more space stuff for you to get a close look at under microscopes. Come on out for a space-tacular time!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Solve for X Science Variety Show

Friday, 03/24/2023 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Solve for X is a science-themed comedic variety show where everything is turned upside down: professional artists do short performances inspired by science and scientists do improv comedy, all for the delighted amusement of a tipsy audience.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Exploration Expo

Saturday, 03/25/2023 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come on out to the explosive conclusion of the 2023 Atlanta Science Festival!
Emory

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

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