2018 Festival Events

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Friday, March 09, 2018

Rise Up, Robots

Friday, 03/09/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The robot uprising is coming. Grab your survival gear and provisions. Atlanta Science Festival presents an evening with a droid comedian, a robotic musician, a bionic arm and more! Safe for sentient beings of all kinds (humans preferred). Join us before the show for an interactive Robot Petting Zoo starting at 6pm. Ticket info below. Free parking is available in the nearby W02 parking deck. We welcome people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Drones for Good

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Drones are everywhere these days, but how much do you know about how they work, how to fly them, and what they can do? Pop in to catch a glimpse of this exciting program for middle school students where you can watch the competition unfold. Parking is available in the main lot across from Piedmont Park on 10th street with additional parking further down the road (dirt lot). The event will take place in the gym... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs) Families (kids & adults together)

Strengthening STEAM Success

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Educators

Fashionable Circuits

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. We may add a waitlist, so please check back. 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... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

Breakfast Lab from UGA Extension

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT
Think you can only do science in a lab? Not true! Join us as we step into the kitchen and explore the science behind your breakfast. We'll be experimenting with ingredients to see what makes the fluffiest pancake, finding the effects of temperature on butter making, and more! This event will take place in the auditorium. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs) Families (kids & adults together)

STEM Gems: Giving Girls Role Models in STEM Careers

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Join us for an interactive panel discussion that will enlighten and empower girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM. You'll meet women in various STEM careers and learn about their unique journeys that led them to their respective careers. Panelists will share advice, guidance, and to-dos specific to girls and young women and help them to understand the possibilities and impact STEM careers offer. Girls and young women will be inspired by the... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs) Families (kids & adults together)

Zoo Atlanta - Nature Play

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us as we explore the great outdoors during Zoo Atlanta’s Nature Play! During this family-friendly program, you'll exercise your imaginations and learn about nature by exploring, all within the heart of Atlanta! You'll meet the instructor at Zoo Atlanta and walk to Grant Park to discover the natural world that surrounds us in an urban environment. We hope you come play in nature with us! Free parking is available on site. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

#ScienceBirthdayBash

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Experience a scientific collision between the 50th anniversaries of two 1967 STEM events - the opening of Fernbank Science Center and the Apollo 6 mission. We'll have birthday fanfare (including a Slime Bar!!) for the Center celebrating 50 years of chemistry, biology and physics. We'll even have Showtime and Tell at the Apollo 6 command module to help us dive deep into space exploration. Don't miss the special 1967 price for our planetarium show -... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Adults Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs) Preschool (0-4 yrs)

Ice Cream Science

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. We may add a waitlist, so please check back. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Join local treasure High Road Craft Ice Cream as they share the science and engineering behind one of our favorite desserts. We'll be touring the facility to see the science behind the scenes, and, of course, tasting their delicious ice cream! The tasting room will be open from 10am - 2pm, but... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs) Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults

Eco Expedition

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Join in on 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 will help YOU explore the different species in your own backyard. We’ll use the iNaturalist app to record observations and contribute to a worldwide map of biodiversity. Come to the visitor center at Confederate Hall for K-12 activities related to this mini “BioBlitz” and join... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults Children (5-12 yrs)

Rock n’ Walk

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Millions of years ago, a massive magma chamber cooled below ground near Atlanta never erupting through to the surface. Now, we call it Stone Mountain. Join GSU Geosciences on a hike to explore this unique granite dome. You can start the hikes or swing by for a hands-on learning session at the visitor center in Confederate Hall where the geologists will explore the history of this notable natural landmark. You’ll also be able to ‘walk’... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

Genius Camp: Maker Teens

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. We may add a waitlist, so please check back. Join the maker movement and make something at Georgia State University’s new makerspace ExLab! Explore photogrammetery and prepare a personal object to become a part of virtual reality; print an object you design on a 3-D printer; learn to solder and bring home your own blinky robot badge! Take Marta to 5 Points, Peachtree Center, or Georgia State transit stations. Nearby paid parking... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs)

Fashionable Circuits

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. We may add a waitlist, so please check back. 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... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

Taste of Science

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Featuring live demonstrations, food samples, and fascinating facts that tie science, culture, and food together, the Taste of Science is sure to satisfy your appetite for learning.
Tickets are available on site only.
Visitor parking is available in Area 2 next to the Georgia Tech Student Center. The tent will be set on Tech Green, right next to the campanile. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Invention Protection

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. We may add a waitlist, so please check back. Are you a “maker”? Whether an inventor, artist, or entrepreneur, one of the most important parts of creating is protecting your creations! Join us for an interactive and engaging exploration of patenting inventions, copyright rights, and what it means to have a trademark. With lots of take-home goodies and games, we’ll help you learn how to protect what you create. This program... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs) Families (kids & adults together)

CCPLS Family Tech Time

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Junior techies, join in! Float from table to table sampling tech gadgets and get hands on with makerspace activities in this family friendly afternoon of fun. Call (770) 509-2725 with any questions. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

Wetland Beavers in the Big City

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Join the naturalists at Blue Heron Nature Preserve for a look into the natural and unnatural history of the Emma Wetlands property. On our guided hike through this 30 acre public park in Buckhead, we'll look for signs of beavers, see beaver dams up close and personal, all the while learning how beavers are shaping the land for the benefit of all. Fingers crossed that conditions will be right for us to even take a... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Preschool (0-4 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs) Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults

Superhero Science Night

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Science gives us all super powers! Dress up as your favorite superhero and come to the Museum to learn how to save the world with the power of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! Enjoy special hands-on activities throughout the Museum. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be sold on the day of the event or at the door. Order online or call 404.527.3693. Children must be accompanied by an adult and adults must... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Preschool (0-4 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

Critters & Cabernet

Saturday, 03/10/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Reptiles and Wine?! What could go wrong? After 3 amazing summers of Critter Camp — teaching kids about the biology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles — The Amphibian Foundation is launching an adult spinoff - Critters and Cabernet! Join us for our extremely hands-on approach to learning about this fascinating group of animals: Frogs, Salamanders, Turtles, Lizards and Snakes will be present to explore.
Please check back for updated venue information. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Full STEAM Ahead Family Day

Sunday, 03/11/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

What do science, technology, engineering, and math have to do with making art? Come to the High Museum of Art with your family where you will discover how art connects with these subjects and creativity! View the exhibition Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age, to see work by the innovative Dutch designer, whose approach to design is marked by combining science, technology, restless curiosity, and creativity and then participate in art making activities! Take... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs) Preschool (0-4 yrs)

Family Science Carnival

Sunday, 03/11/2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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: Air Cannon Shoot, Giant Jenga, Sound Wave Splash, and more!
Street parking is available in front of the school. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

Not Just Newts: Behind the Scenes with the Amphibian Foundation

Sunday, 03/11/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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 to save these vital... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

The Golden Record

Sunday, 03/11/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

The Hereafter Artist Collective, Flight of Swallows, and Georgia Tech faculty are collaborating to bring performance art to the Atlanta Science Festival. Forty years ago, Carl Sagan arranged to send The Golden Record into space as a part of the Voyager Mission. The Golden Record, two phonograph records full of sounds and images, serves as a time capsule for future life forms to one day look back upon our existence. Under the direction of the... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Mathematics in Motion

Sunday, 03/11/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Join us as we explore the beauty of math through dance. Using mathematical concepts to inspire improvisations and choreographed movement, dancers and mathematicians will explore the intricacy and interconnectedness of their crafts through movement, live music, and visual art. This event will take place in the theater of the Senior Academy.
Free parking is available on site.
Note: There is a later performance of this event at 7:00 p.m. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs) Families (kids & adults together)

The Golden Record

Sunday, 03/11/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The Hereafter Artist Collective, Flight of Swallows, and Georgia Tech faculty are collaborating to bring performance art to the Atlanta Science Festival. Forty years ago, Carl Sagan arranged to send The Golden Record into space as a part of the Voyager Mission. The Golden Record, two phonograph records full of sounds and images, serves as a time capsule for future life forms to one day look back upon our existence. Under the direction of the... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Mathematics in Motion

Sunday, 03/11/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us as we explore the beauty of math through dance. Using mathematical concepts to inspire improvisations and choreographed movement, dancers and mathematicians will explore the intricacy and interconnectedness of their crafts through movement, live music, and visual art. This event will take place in the theater of the Senior Academy.
Free parking is available on site.
Note: There is an earlier performance of this event at 4:00 p.m. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Monday, March 12, 2018

Puppets + STEM = Science in Motion!

Monday, 03/12/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Join us at the Center for Puppetry Arts as we celebrate the science of puppets! We invite you to take part in a super fun, hands-on exploration of the magical place where puppetry and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) collide. You'll see how the scientific method has inspired some of the coolest puppetry projects EVER, how technology is used to create our incredible Center for Puppetry Arts puppet shows, how engineering is harnessed to... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs) Families (kids & adults together)

The Story Collider

Monday, 03/12/2018 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

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... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Beehives and Bug Collections from UGA Extension

Tuesday, 03/13/2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. To be added to the waiting list, email us. Are you or your child fascinated by bugs? Maybe have an ant farm? Or love to watch butterflies flitting about flowers? This doesn't have to just be a hobby - you just may have a career as an entomologist in your future! Come on out to Jonesboro in Clayton County and spend a morning with us learning about bugs (especially bees!) and... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs) Adults

Sprouting Scientists

Tuesday, 03/13/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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. Sprouting scientists will also notice changes in the garden as it emerges from its winter slumber. Come and run among the spring blooms, listen to bird songs, and have fun at our specially designed stations. Great field trip opportunity! Paid parking is... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Preschool (0-4 yrs)

Bio-Bus: The Hamster Lineup

Tuesday, 03/13/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Help the Georgia State University Bio-Bus fellows find their missing pet hamster, Goldie, as you compare DNA from several hamsters to see which DNA sample (and hence which hamster) is really Goldie. You will also get to participate in a scavenger hunt! This event is best suited for children 5-10 years old and their families. To sign up, contact Gretchen Schweers at 404-679-4404. Parking is available at the library. Note: There is a later... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

Bio-Bus: The Hamster Lineup

Tuesday, 03/13/2018 - 4:10pm to 5:10pm

Help the Georgia State University Bio-Bus fellows find their missing pet hamster, Goldie, as you compare DNA from several hamsters to see which DNA sample (and hence which hamster) is really Goldie. You will also get to participate in a scavenger hunt! This event is best suited for children 5-10 years old and their families. To sign up, contact Gretchen Schweers at 404-679-4404. Parking is available at the library. Note: There is an earlier session... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

The Power of Connected

Tuesday, 03/13/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Preparing Atlanta’s Tech Workforce For A Critically Connected Future Decades ago, sci fi writers described places in which objects were connecting the world and exchanging data about us, our preferences and our lives. Reality has rapidly caught up with this imagined world, and what once was science fiction is now science fact right here in the ATL at the Honeywell Atlanta Software Center of Excellence. In this event, we'll hear from experts across the Atlanta... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Beatrice the Biologist: Comic Strip Science

Tuesday, 03/13/2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Meet and greet Beatrice the Biologist. You might have seen her science comics on the internet, but now's your chance to see the scientist behind it all. In this workshop, you'll learn how to draw your own science cartoons featuring amoeba hugs, dinosaur farts, and much, much more. Come to Manuel's at 7:30 to grab dinner and drinks with comics for dessert! PS: No art skills required! Tickets available online and cash only at the door. Free... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs) Families (kids & adults together) Adults

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Outdoor STEAM

Wednesday, 03/14/2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Join the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, the USDA Forest Service, and various partners to experience Outdoor Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering, and Math at the 26-acre Outdoor Activity Center in Southwest Atlanta, a part of the Atlanta Children's Forest Network! This amazing and engaging hands-on experience will celebrate the urban forest, urban watersheds, wildlife, the arts and “going green” technologies that advance urban sustainability. Learn about pollinators, plants, amphibians, birds, and ways to become an environmental... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs) Preschool (0-4 yrs)

Bio-Bus: Elementary Weather

Wednesday, 03/14/2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Sunny with a chance of rain! Join the Georgia State University Bio-Bus and become a junior meteorologist as you learn about how clouds form, and what forces of nature produce weather. You’ll also get to make your own tornado in a bottle - so don't forget to bring your own empty plastic water bottle. This event is best suited for children 5-10 years old and their families. Contact Glenda Zachary at 404-508-7170 to sign up.... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

Pi Day Extravaganza - Kennesaw

Wednesday, 03/14/2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

When you think of pi, do you think circumference of a circle divided by its diameter? 3.14159? Or do you just start to drool over the thought of gooey apples in a flakey crust? However you think of pi, it's time to celebrate it! It's Pi Day: March 14th! We'll be hanging out on the Green at Kennesaw State University doing math and science demos while we learn about pi (and eat some too)! Great... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

Pi Day Extravaganza - Marietta

Wednesday, 03/14/2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

When you think of pi, do you think circumference of a circle divided by its diameter? 3.14159? Or do you just start to drool over the thought of gooey apples in a flakey crust? However you think of pi, it's time to celebrate it! It's Pi Day: March 14th! We'll be hanging out at the Globe on the Marietta campus of Kennesaw State University doing math and science demos while we learn about pi (and... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

Bio-Bus: Elementary Weather

Wednesday, 03/14/2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Sunny with a chance of rain! Join the Georgia State University Bio-Bus and become a junior meteorologist as you learn about how clouds form, and what forces of nature produce weather. You’ll also get to make your own tornado in a bottle - so don't forget to bring your own empty plastic water bottle. This event is best suited for children 5-10 years old and their families. Contact Glenda Zachary at 404-508-7170 to sign up.... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

Bio-Bus: Elementary Weather

Wednesday, 03/14/2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Sunny with a chance of rain! Join the Georgia State University Bio-Bus and become a junior meteorologist as you learn about how clouds form, and what forces of nature produce weather. You’ll also get to make your own tornado in a bottle - so don't forget to bring your own empty plastic water bottle. This event is best suited for children 5-10 years old and their families. Contact Glenda Zachary at 404-508-7170 to sign up.... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

Bio-Bus: Star Wars Geoscience

Wednesday, 03/14/2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Are the fantastic geological formations of the Star Wars universe in a galaxy far, far away, or are they right here on Earth, or at least in or solar system? Hoth, Naboo, Dagobath and more may have been modeled off formations that are much closer to home. Join the Georgia State University Bio-Bus in hands on activities that explore how George Lucas’ film relates to our own planet and our solar system. This event is... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs) Teens (13-18 yrs)

Autism in the Media: How Real Is It?

Wednesday, 03/14/2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Shows like Parenthood, books like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, and movies like Forrest Gump all portray characters with autism. With 1 in 68 people being affected by autism spectrum disorder, it's no wonder we are seeing the disorder more in the popular media. To get it right, producers frequently consult experts to ensure that a character is being depicted authentically, and now we're bringing those experts to you! Our... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Bio-Bus: Star Wars Geoscience

Wednesday, 03/14/2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Are the fantastic geological formations of the Star Wars universe in a galaxy far, far away, or are they right here on Earth, or at least in or solar system? Hoth, Naboo, Dagobath and more may have been modeled off formations that are much closer to home. Join the Georgia State University Bio-Bus in hands on activities that explore how George Lucas’ film relates to our own planet and our solar system. This event is... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs) Teens (13-18 yrs)

SSEF STEAM Showcase

Wednesday, 03/14/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Don't miss Sandy Springs Education Force’s 8th annual, award-winning STEAM Showcase. This is your chance to get hands on with 40 cutting-edge, engaging STEAM exhibits. Discover innovative and exciting learning opportunities for the whole family as you dive into robotics, try out interactive technological tools to enhance creativity, and experience science and arts like never before! #SSEFGa More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

Breaking Down the Bean

Wednesday, 03/14/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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! More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Science Behind the Scenes at Clorox

Thursday, 03/15/2018 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. To be added to the waiting list, email us. Science is everywhere you look -- even on the shelves at your local store. Ever wonder how science and engineering help to make cleaning products? The Clorox Company wants to share with you a behind the scenes look at their manufacturing plant here in the Atlanta region. This cleaning site makes products that you probably have at your own house right now.... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs) Families (kids & adults together)

Bio-Bus: Animal Diversity

Thursday, 03/15/2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Are humans more closely related to bears or beetles? Join the Georgia State University Bio-Bus as a junior taxonomist to explore the animal kingdom from sponges and corals to bugs, octopuses, and mammals! You’ll use diverse animals’ DNA sequences to create an animal “family tree.”
Contact Michelle Bennett at 404-730-1845 to sign up. This event is best suited for children 5-10 years old and their families. Parking is available at the library. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

Bio-Bus: Biotechnology & Forensics

Thursday, 03/15/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Fingerprints, DNA analysis, blood typing...all in a day's work for a forensics scientist! In this hands-on session, let the Bio-Bus show you how biotechnology is used to solve crimes and help them solve the crime of a mysterious kidnapping! This event is best suited for children 11-18 years old and their families.
Contact Michelle Bennett at 404-730-1845 to sign up. Parking is available at the library. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

Project Zero: A VR Experience

Thursday, 03/15/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Experience two new, 360° virtual-reality videos from HuffPost’s “Project Zero,” which documents neglected tropical diseases, including the Carter Center’s work on river blindness and lymphatic filariasis in Nigeria. Creating stories with this cutting-edge technology helps people understand the challenges of eliminating the diseases worldwide. In addition, this experience at the Carter Presidential Library bring perspective to how Presidents are advised about the impact of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. Great field trip... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs)

Bio-Bus: DNA is for Families

Thursday, 03/15/2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Let the Georgia State University Bio-Bus take you on a genetics adventure! DNA is for Families is an exciting series of hands-on activities where young learners (ages 5-10) and their parents work together to explore how different traits are inherited. Drop in any time to work with DNA models and models of people to explore how DNA plays a role in the formation of humans. Take your work home to show your friends! This is... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

Hidden Histories in Public Health

Thursday, 03/15/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Sign up for a fascinating look into the hidden history of public health during an interactive lecture at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum. Explore the exhibits, view objects from the CDC Museum historic collection, and learn the backstories from the CDC Collections Manager. This event is most appropriate for teens and adults.
Limited parking is available on site. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs)

Gwinnett 4-H Wacky Science Night from UGA Extension

Thursday, 03/15/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

How do engineers build wearable technology like a Fitbit? Have you ever wanted to do some crazy chemistry from the kitchen? 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. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs) Teens (13-18 yrs)

Friday, March 16, 2018

Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will

Friday, 03/16/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Visit the David J. Sencer CDC Museum for a fun and interactive family tour of "Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will," an investigation of the historic 2014-16 Ebola Fever Virus epidemic in West Africa, the United States, and around the world. You'll get to tour the exhibit by participating in a scavenger hunt, and stick around for a quiz bowl at the end! This tour is not appropriate for small children. Great field... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs)

What The Trash?

Friday, 03/16/2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

In Atlanta, we are miles from the sea. Yet every day our actions have an impact on our ocean. In a recent study, it was discovered that just ten rivers in the world are responsible for 88-95% of the total worldwide load of plastics that reach the ocean. Join Georgia Aquarium’s biologists, researchers, and educators as we break down the facts that surround marine debris and what we can do for a brighter future. Great... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

The Question Booth: What's Your Answer?

Friday, 03/16/2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

We have questions and you have answers. Our interactive Question Booth wants to hear from you! Step into the Booth and share your thoughts on why we exist, why people are mean, and what future humans will evolve into. You'll be able to tune in later and hear everyone's answers as we turn it all into a podcast produced by HowStuffWorks. Check back for exact location of the Booth within Ponce City Market. Paid parking is... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults

Intro to Curling: Exploring the Boundary Where Granite Meets Ice

Friday, 03/16/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

THIS INSTANCE OF THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Tickets still available for the March 23rd event. You've seen that strange 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." Your instructor will teach you about... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

TECHNOSELF with Deantoni Parks

Friday, 03/16/2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Critically acclaimed drummer Deantoni Parks will present a special performance and conversation that explores the balancing of technology and self. Parks will explore how musicians augment their natural talents with technology, harnessing its powers to fuel their own vision. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Fernbank Forest Bird Walk

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Join an Atlanta Audubon Society volunteer and discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors. This program is excellent for beginning birders and those desiring gentle terrain. All ages are welcome. Program is held rain or shine, but may be canceled in case of severe weather. We recommend participants bring binoculars, field guides, and water with them. Once the walk begins, participants must remain with the group for the... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

K.I.D.S. Club

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Are you and your child interested in STEM? Does your family like hands-on activities? If so, come be part of our K.I.D.S. Club where we'll explore and participate in hands-on STEM activities and work with LEGO Mindstorms EV3 in LEGO Robotics. You may even get to create your own app or game in our Introduction to Mobile App & Game Development!
Parking and directions available here. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs) Teens (13-18 yrs)

Latino College & STEM Fair

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Join us for this 6th annual event with 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. This will be a free, fun, educational and inspiring event - you don’t want to miss it! Get more info about the event and parking here. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together)

Discovery Day: Discovery Stations

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 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), the wonders of 3-D printing, help build a robot, 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! While you are here, visit, Discovery Day: Fusion Gallery and Discovery Day: Eureka Labs. Take MARTA to Georgia State Transit... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs) Adults

Discovery Day: Eureka Labs

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

Join us for several exciting hands-on experiences and experiments in Biology! Get right into the fun in our Lab Experiences where you will perform experiments in: infectious diseases spread, crime scene analysis, and DNA forensics. Visit our Open Labs to explore the structure of our body, view specimens of a diversity of animals, and investigate how to measure “vital signs” with a state-of-the-art interactive robotic “patient.” While you are here, visit, Discovery Day: Discovery Stations and... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Adults Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

Discovery Day: Fusion Gallery

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 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 mystery of the universe can also be expressed in other ways. GSU chemistry students and drawing/painting/printmaking students were paired and challenged to create original works of art inspired by the word “reaction.” Student artists & scientists will be on-hand to explore the artistic process and the science behind each work. Come view their work in... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Children (5-12 yrs) Teens (13-18 yrs) Families (kids & adults together)

STEAM Teacher Seminar

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Teachers! Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the High Museum’s upcoming special exhibition Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age. Laarman is a contemporary Dutch designer whose intellectual and experimental approach to design incorporates science, technology, creativity, and aesthetics. In this seminar, educators will take a sneak peek at how the exhibition evolved, learn more about the designer, and experience an interactive workshop that can be taken back to the classroom. Parking available in... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Educators

Escape the Bus!

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

You’re on your way to Mars with your flight crew, and – oh no! – you’ve got engine trouble! It’s up to you and your team to figure out what went wrong and how to overcome the obstacle using technology. Using creativity and collaboration, you’ll solve puzzles and navigate virtual reality, 3D printing, and more to guide you and your team to safety. Get your group together or come solo for this adventure! Note: This event... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs)

City Salamander Stroll

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 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 family is encouraged to attend and bring your cell phones to upload images of what we find to iNaturalist. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs) Adults

Crime Scene Investigation Squad

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Do you like to watch crime solving TV shows 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 to analyze your samples and connect the potential perpetrator to the crime. Finally, you'll present your 'expert' evidence to the investigators so... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs)

Crime Scene Investigation Squad Junior Edition

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. We may add a waitlist, so please check back. Do you like to watch crime solving TV shows like NCIS, Bones, or CSI? Want to get in on the action and solve a 'crime' yourself? Then join the Junior Crime Scene Investigation Squad! Do hands-on experiments and learn how to analyze your findings, just like in a CSIS forensics lab. This event is designed for children 12 years old and under. Free... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Fernbank Museum BioBlitz

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 10:30am to 3:00pm

Calling all nature lovers! Explore the outdoors with Fernbank Museum -- join expert guides to find and identify organisms in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. Guests will use their smart devices to upload photos of the organisms they discover with the help of the iNaturalist app. Explore the outdoors, learn about local biodiversity, and contribute scientific data while having fun in the forest. This event is free with admission or membership, but you must call 404.929.6400 to... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Escape the Bus!

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

You’re on your way to Mars with your flight crew, and – oh no! – you’ve got engine trouble! It’s up to you and your team to figure out what went wrong and how to overcome the obstacle using technology. Using creativity and collaboration, you’ll solve puzzles and navigate virtual reality, 3D printing, and more to guide you and your team to safety. Get your group together or come solo for this adventure! Note: This event... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs)

Nerdy Derby

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Build your own innovative car, or come get help from folks to create your own vehicle to speed down the 30+ foot track. The Nerdy Derby is a twist on the Pinewood Derby, but where all rules are thrown out and the focus is on rewarding creativity, cleverness, and ingenuity. Cars can be made from wood, plastic, cardboard, or whatever you dream up. Just make sure the wheels are 1¾“ apart and the car isn’t... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

G4C Game Jam

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

The Games for Change (G4C) Student Challenge is a national game design program that invites you to create digital games about issues impacting your community. You will get to work with educators and experts to create games around the theme of 'Connected Cities.' Through the Game Jam, you will learn how Atlanta is being transformed through design, innovation and technology. Then, you will get to apply your new knowledge to game design through a... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs)

Escape the Bus!

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. You’re on your way to Mars with your flight crew, and – oh no! – you’ve got engine trouble! It’s up to you and your team to figure out what went wrong and how to overcome the obstacle using technology. Using creativity and collaboration, you’ll solve puzzles and navigate virtual reality, 3D printing, and more to guide you and your team to safety. Get your group together or come solo... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs)

SSSSSSSuper Snake Day

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

SSSSSSlither on over to Fernbank Science Center and make some new sssssscaly friends! Our live snake display is home for a variety of different snakes and other reptiles. You might spend a little time with a kingsnake and later visit with a rat snake. We'll have reptile related arts and crafts, special snake story times, and even a dinosaur egg hunt. Drop in any time to find out all the answers to your questions about... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

The Question Booth: What's Your Answer?

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

We have questions and you have answers. Our interactive Question Booth wants to hear from you! Step into the Booth and share your thoughts on why we exist, why people are mean, and what future humans will evolve into. You'll be able to tune in later and hear everyone's answers as we turn it all into a podcast produced by HowStuffWorks. Check back for exact location of the Booth within Ponce City Market. Paid parking available... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults

Silver Scream Science Spookshow

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Your ghost host with the most, Professor Morte, brings you a special SCIENCE version of the Silver Scream Spookshow for the Atlanta Science Festival! Morte and his gang of ghouls will entertain you before we screen It Came from Outerspace in 3D and your favorite genetically-modified rock band, Leucine Zipper and the Zinc Fingers, will play after!
Tickets available on site only.
Note: There is a later performance of this event at 12:00 a.m. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults Children (5-12 yrs)

Escape the Bus!

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

You’re on your way to Mars with your flight crew, and – oh no! – you’ve got engine trouble! It’s up to you and your team to figure out what went wrong and how to overcome the obstacle using technology. Using creativity and collaboration, you’ll solve puzzles and navigate virtual reality, 3D printing, and more to guide you and your team to safety. Get your group together or come solo for this adventure! Note: This event... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs)

Escape the Bus!

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

You’re on your way to Mars with your flight crew, and – oh no! – you’ve got engine trouble! It’s up to you and your team to figure out what went wrong and how to overcome the obstacle using technology. Using creativity and collaboration, you’ll solve puzzles and navigate virtual reality, 3D printing, and more to guide you and your team to safety. Get your group together or come solo for this adventure! Note: This event... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs)

Escape the Bus!

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

You’re on your way to Mars with your flight crew, and – oh no! – you’ve got engine trouble! It’s up to you and your team to figure out what went wrong and how to overcome the obstacle using technology. Using creativity and collaboration, you’ll solve puzzles and navigate virtual reality, 3D printing, and more to guide you and your team to safety. Get your group together or come solo for this adventure! Note: This event... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs)

DESIGNORAMA

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Drew Charter School celebrates things people create themselves -- from new technology and electronic gizmos to food creation to homemade jewelry, clothes, and sculptures. This family-friendly event demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making, and creating. It brings together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Hackers, Scientists, and Artists for a fair full of fun and inspiration. Come see what others are making and be inspired to tap into your own creativity!
Free parking available on site. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs) Preschool (0-4 yrs)

Twilight Trek with Zoo Atlanta

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Come join us after hours at Zoo Atlanta, where you and your family will learn about the Zoo’s conservation initiatives and explore the technology used by wildlife biologists to track and research wildlife. Explorations include seeing the Zoo’s resident animals through night vision goggles and a simulated tracking of wildlife through Zoo grounds. In addition, you'll meet some of our program animal ambassadors up close. We hope you will join us for this Wild Night... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs) Teens (13-18 yrs)

Starry Night

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Come out for a telescopic tour of the evening sky, see objects in our solar system and beyond, and learn about the exciting astronomy research done at Georgia State. GSU astronomers will give you access to their research telescopes along with smaller telescopes to show you the observable stars and planets in our night sky, weather permitting. Limited free parking is available, please consider carpooling, and drive carefully. Do not use your GPS! Please use these... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

Silver Scream Science Spookshow

Saturday, 03/17/2018 - 11:59pm to 2:30am

Your ghost host with the most, Professor Morte, brings you a special SCIENCE version of the Silver Scream Spookshow for the Atlanta Science Festival! Morte and his gang of ghouls will entertain you before we screen It Came from Outerspace in 3D and your favorite genetically-modified rock band, Leucine Zipper and the Zinc Fingers, will play after!
Tickets available on site only.
Note: There is an earlier performance of this event at 12:30 p.m. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Kids Day on the Farm

Sunday, 03/18/2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Come visit a real-life science lab—an organic farm! Families will have the opportunity to explore the science of a real farm right inside the city. Come prepared to romp on this beautiful farm, get your hands a little dirty, and learn about food and farming. We will have plenty of kid-friendly activities. Dress for the weather, and bring your own water and snacks.
Free parking is available on site. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

The Question Booth: What's Your Answer?

Sunday, 03/18/2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

We have questions and you have answers. Our interactive Question Booth wants to hear from you! Step into the Booth and share your thoughts on why we exist, why people are mean, and what future humans will evolve into. You'll be able to tune in later and hear everyone's answers as we turn it all into a podcast produced by HowStuffWorks. Check back for exact location of the Booth within Ponce City Market. Paid parking is... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults

Science of the Circus

Sunday, 03/18/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Step right up and be a part of Circus Science! Immerse yourself in circus arts while learning basic scientific principles that make amazing feats of strength and balance possible. We will incorporate traditional circus disciplines, demonstrated by skilled Imperial Opa Circus acrobats, and scientific principles, explained by Georgia Tech “Science Clowns”, to entertain and educate. You'll even have the opportunity to participate in learning several circus skills to experience... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

From Orchard to Barrel: The Science of Sour Beers

Sunday, 03/18/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Totally unique to the craft beer scene nationally and locally, Monday Night has been leading the way within the craft beer movement. At The Garage, Brewmasters worked with Shades of Green Permaculture to design an organic orchard that will produce wild yeast that will be passively harvested to make beers on-site that reflect the unique flavors of plants and fruits in the outdoor space. Learn about the science behind it all! More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Canning for Kids from UGA Extension

Sunday, 03/18/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

How do we keep food from spoiling? How do we keep germs out of our food? Food scientists spend their time figuring out the best answers to questions like this. Join Canning for Kids to learn the science behind food safety and preservation while kids prepare their own strawberry freezer jam to take home! Through this hands-on experience, we’ll teach children -- and parents -- how easy preserving food can be. It will be JAM-packed... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

Roadside Geology Walk

Sunday, 03/18/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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 and Atlanta Geological Society, Bill Waggener, to interpret the stories that rocks tell. You'll even get to take home your own Georgia Mineral Society mineral grab bag. Tickets... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Exploring Edible Insects

Sunday, 03/18/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

American culture embraces lobster and shrimp, but people in other parts of the world dine on these arthropod's land-based cousins too. Insects are delicious and nutritious staples, yet an outdated taboo makes us squirm at the thought of crunching cricket tacos or slurping silkworm soup. Cooking with these new textures and flavors can be fun and beneficial to local and global health. Curious about broadening your palette? Join us for a special storytime and some... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs) Families (kids & adults together)

WABE presents: Ask a Scientist

Sunday, 03/18/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Why does a tiger have stripes? Why does the human brain have two halves? What is the theory of relativity? WABE, Atlanta’s NPR station, presents scientists from several disciplines as they demystify their fields of study, and offer us a chance to Ask a Scientist. For curious minds and science enthusiasts young and old, join WABE’s science reporter, Molly Samuel for an entertaining evening of exploration and discovery. Advanced registration is requested, but your ticket will... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults

Science of the Circus

Sunday, 03/18/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Step right up and be a part of Circus Science! Immerse yourself in circus arts while learning basic scientific principles that make amazing feats of strength and balance possible. We will incorporate traditional circus disciplines, demonstrated by skilled Imperial Opa Circus acrobats, and scientific principles, explained by Georgia Tech “Science Clowns”, to entertain and educate. You'll even have the opportunity to participate in learning several circus skills to experience... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

Atlanta’s Most Despised Vertebrate

Sunday, 03/18/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us for a discussion (and completely safe!) live exhibit exploring the biology, myths and legends of our most notorious native viper — The Copperhead. See them up close and personal while learning about their ecology and the role they play in our urban ecosystem. Learn about The Amphibian Foundation’s Copperhead Rescue Program which benefits our community as well as the snakes in our neighborhoods.
Free street parking is available. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Adults Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

Bride of Frankenstein

Sunday, 03/18/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

In honor of the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, we present a film screening of James Whale’s Bride of Frankenstein. A rare sequel considered to be greater than the original, it poses questions about the limits of science, the manipulation of life, and the ethical responsibility of the scientist. Join Fernbank Museum of Natural History; Emory bioethicist and Director of the Center for Ethics, Paul Root Wolpe;... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Math Trivia: Fun to the (n+1)st Degree!

Sunday, 03/18/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

A heptagon has how many sides? Which Sesame Street Muppet has an affinity for enumeration? Agnes and Scott walk around the entire world. Scott is one foot taller than Agnes. How much further has Scott's hat traveled than Agnes'? If you answered "Seven", "The Count", and "2π feet", then come out and play! Enjoy trivia questions – computational and pop-cultural – and compete for fabulous prizes! You’ll even learn a new definition of “fabulous”. Free parking... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Astronomy of Star Wars

Monday, 03/19/2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

One with the Force are you? Join us for this all-ages dress up sci-fi adventure where Professor Jay Dunn leads a discussion on the worlds and aliens of the Star Wars films and compares them with the planets and life in our solar system as well as extra-solar planets. Along the way, we'll enjoy video clips inspired by Star Wars and other sci-fi favorites. Young Jedi and Padawan alike are encouraged to attend in their... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

The Science of “Motherese” – Early Vocal Development in Infants and Caregivers

Monday, 03/19/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Adults speak differently to kids than they do to other adults with a special vocal register researchers call "motherese". Science has show that this type of speech contains many active ingredients that stimulate social interaction between infant and caregiver, and scaffold the development of speech in the child. Join Emory's Dr. Gordon Ramsay to learn about the physics of voice production in infants and adults, the key developmental milestones in communication, and how these milestones... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

CDC in the Scene

Monday, 03/19/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Was The Walking Dead filmed at CDC? Could the monkey in the movie Outbreak actually spread a disease? Hear answers direct from the source as CDC experts share info in this fact or fiction interactive session! This session is not appropriate for small children. The event will be in Room E208 and nearby free parking is available in the Oxford Road parking deck and Peavine Visitor lot. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Arts and [Chem] Crafts

Tuesday, 03/20/2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

What do artists and chemists have in common? A lot more than you think! Join us to explore the fine line between art and science and insert some chemistry into our crafting. Create your own art pieces, and learn more about the chemistry behind copper art work, photochemistry, and electrochemistry. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and children under 5 will not be admitted.  Great field trip opportunity! Groups larger than five people should... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

The Sound of Light

Tuesday, 03/20/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Theremins are musical instruments you play without touching them. They make strange, otherworldly sounds, and show up in old sci-fi movies, The Big Bang Theory, and now on your own desk! Join us to learn how they work and then make one to take home (available to the first 75 people). As a special treat, we'll be featuring Scott Burland of the Atlanta-based Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel. Playing the theremin since 2004, Burland... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs) Teens (13-18 yrs)

Become An Archaeologist

Tuesday, 03/20/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

How did people live in the past? Archaeologists are the detectives of science, working to answer this question. Join Emory experts for a set of activities where you can learn how to extract DNA, how to figure out what kinds of chemicals were left on artifacts, and how to put ancient objects and skeletons back together like a puzzle. Parents and kids alike can ask Emory archaeologists about their work and hear about the latest... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

Cobb 4-H Family Science Night from UGA Extension

Tuesday, 03/20/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come join the fun at Family Science Night with Cobb County 4-H as you explore science through hands on and engaging activities! Rotate through various stations to explore concepts such as food science through extracting strawberry DNA, animal science, virtual reality technology, and more! You may even get to use science to make your own take home items. There will be door prizes, learning, and of course plenty of fun! Drop in any time during... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs) Preschool (0-4 yrs)

Mock Climate Change Negotiation

Tuesday, 03/20/2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

It can't be just about science. There's economics, politics, and history that all come into play when the United Nations negotiate global climate agreements. Come have a seat at our mock negotiating table and become an international policymaker for a day. We'll prep you in advance with your role and the background you'll need to be a successful negotiator. Join us to learn about climate, politics and science in this role-playing exercise exploring the inner... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Insects Around Us

Wednesday, 03/21/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Sometimes friends, sometimes foes, insects have held a tempestuous place in human history dating all the way back to the 7th century BC. They've been revered as symbols of rebirth, immortality and patience, but also reviled as poisonous, disease carrying pests. In this event, we'll learn about some of the surprising ways insects intersect with our lives. We'll even get to catch a critter or two, and also munch down on some buggy treats. Free... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

STEMCon Night

Wednesday, 03/21/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join the team from Northrop Grumman Atlanta as we explore how science is used in public health and beyond. Our scientists, statisticians, engineers, and more will dive into fun, hands-on activities focused on science, technology, engineering and math with you. Come see how science solves real world problems! This event is open to Tucker Middle School Students (need not register) and there are limited spots open for other middle school aged children. Email Sharon Burks ([email protected])... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs) Teens (13-18 yrs)

Unveiling the Internet

Wednesday, 03/21/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This interactive event will take us to the heart of how the internet works. How exactly does YouTube show you videos so quickly? What are BitCoins and how do you get one? How does information move from one computer to another? We will answer these questions and more as we tinker with code, rotating through different stations doing everything from seeing how your Snapchat snaps move through space to learning how to hack a bank... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs)

Chasing Coral

Wednesday, 03/21/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The magnificent underwater landscapes of coral reefs are disappearing at an unprecedented rate. In a screening of the documentary film Chasing Coral, we'll tag along with divers, photographers and scientists on an ocean adventure to learn about the mystery of their disappearance. Hang around afterwards to learn more about how Oxford is incorporating sustainability initiatives citywide.
Check out the Oxford campus map to help navigate to Williams Hall.
Questions? Contact us. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Evolution Animated

Wednesday, 03/21/2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Sometimes science is too complicated. Why can't they just state it clearly, and over drinks? Sometimes they can! Jon Perry, creator of the hugely popular Stated Clearly animations, will present three of his animations, and explain the process of making them. After each animation, hear from scientists doing the research they convey. Join us at Monday Night's new garage location on the West Side Beltline; enjoy some drinks and learn some science! More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Unveiling the Internet

Wednesday, 03/21/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This interactive event will take us to the heart of how the internet works. How exactly does YouTube show you videos so quickly? What are BitCoins and how do you get one? How does information move from one computer to another? We will answer these questions and more as we tinker with code, rotating through different stations doing everything from seeing how your Snapchat snaps move through space to learning how to hack a bank... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs)

Science Improv

Wednesday, 03/21/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Improv comedy with a science twist! Scientists, improvisation artists, and the audience combine to show the lighter side of science and life in the lab through short improv games and sketches. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults

Thursday, March 22, 2018

STEAM Leadership Conference

Thursday, 03/22/2018 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

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 2018 STEAM Leadership Institute. This event will feature 2 full days of interactive, educational sessions, engaging STEAM focused work groups, inspiring TED talks and panel discussions with experts in the field.
Note: This event is a 2-day event and continues on March 23rd. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Educators

Messy Thursdays

Thursday, 03/22/2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Our littlest visitors (and their guardians) are invited to the messiest of science programs! We’re talking slime, color-mixing, baking-soda explosions, and so much more! Join us for a messy science and art-based activity for you and your child to enjoy, and the chance to create and learn something new. The best part: we clean up the mess! Great field trip opportunity! Messy Thursdays is included with regular museum admission or membership. Daily admission tickets can be... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Preschool (0-4 yrs)

Roadside Geology Walk

Thursday, 03/22/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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 and Atlanta Geological Society, Bill Waggener, to interpret the stories that rocks tell. You'll even get to take home your own Georgia Mineral Society mineral grab bag. ... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Fernbank Forest Wildflower Tour

Thursday, 03/22/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join a Fernbank scientist to explore Fernbank Forest, a 65-acre mature mixed-hardwood forest located in the heart of metro Atlanta. Participants will explore the diversity of native wildflowers and learn to identify them by their leaves and flowers. This tour is for ages 8 and up. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free with admission or membership, but you must call 404.929.6400 to reserve your spot. Free parking is... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs) Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults

Voices From the Ebola Epidemic

Thursday, 03/22/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join us on a special tour of the Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will exhibit to hear the personal stories of the CDC and Public Health Service Responders who deployed to Africa during the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic. Responders will be stationed at different points throughout the tour to share their personal stories from the epidemic.
Limited parking is available on site. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults

Frankenstein Goes Back to the Lab

Thursday, 03/22/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Three Atlanta playwrights take a new look at Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in the context of modern scientific research being conducted at Emory. Taking place in the stunning Science Commons, come witness artistic creations animated in the midst of the scientific ideas that inspired them. Join ethicists, scientists and artists to discuss the work over food and refreshments. Featured Playwrights are Edith Freni, Neeley Gossett, and Addae Moon. Audiences are invited to attend either Act I, Act... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Intersections of Science & Spirnce & Spirituality in Addictionituality in Addiction

Thursday, 03/22/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

What is the intersection and shared pathways between biology and belief? How can one straddle faith and neuroscience to understand the life of an addict? Join us to hear a panel of local scientists and theologians offer a wide range of insights in a safe space for open dialogue.
Free parking is available in the church parking lot. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Science Trivia

Thursday, 03/22/2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Come out and test your knowledge in three rousing rounds of science trivia. Better start thinking of your best team name now; we expect the house to be packed.
Doors open at 7 and trivia will get underway around 8.
Free parking available on site. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults

Women and Minorities in STEM: Surprises, Setbacks & Successes

Thursday, 03/22/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us and be inspired by the stories of local women and minorities who have paved incredible career paths. We will feature a panel with voices from a diverse set of scientific fields and a keynote by the inspirational author of the book STEM Gems, Stephanie Espy. Hear about panelists’ surprises, setbacks and successes and come prepared to ask questions!
Check out the Oxford campus map to help navigate to Williams Hall.
Questions? Contact us. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs) Families (kids & adults together) Adults

Friday, March 23, 2018

Science for EveryBODY: Bodies, Brains & Bugs

Friday, 03/23/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Join us as we take a tour through the human body and explore the inner workings of the amazing place we call home. Peer through a microscope, touch a real brain, see the inside of a real heart, and interact with exciting exhibits designed to help kids from 2 to 102 better understand how we live, breath, work and smile. The event will begin in Building D, Room 400. This is a great field trip... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs) Adults Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Preschool (0-4 yrs)

Chemistry Carnival

Friday, 03/23/2018 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm

Come one, come all, to the Chemistry Carnival! Learn about the cutting-edge research Emory studies--through carnival games like Peptide Jenga and Bacterial Telepathy! Prizes will be awarded and scientists will be on-site to explain the laboratory research hiding behind each fun game concept. Great field trip opportunity! When you are done, head over across the street to check out the Science.Art.Wonder and Physics Live! events as well. Parking is available in the Peavine Visitor Lot and... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

Physics Live!

Friday, 03/23/2018 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm

Ever play with giant soap bubbles, ride a hovercraft, or taste liquid nitrogen ice cream? How about journey through space and time as you gaze at the stars? Now you can with Physics Live! Come join the faculty and students at Emory University’s Department of Physics for an afternoon and evening of science exploration! Loads of exciting demonstrations (K-12 encouraged), Planetarium shows (limited seating, tickets available upon arrival), and Laboratory tours (research in action!). A... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Children (5-12 yrs)

Science.Art.Wonder

Friday, 03/23/2018 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm

For over a year, the Science.Art.Wonder program has been pairing artists and scientists together to explore the scientific world through visual arts. At this walking tour exhibit you will see the resulting artworks and meet some of the amazing artists and scientists involved in the project. There will also be hands-on art and science activities. When you are done, head over across the street to check out the Chemistry Carnival and Physics Live! events as... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults Children (5-12 yrs)

Communicating the facts. It's more than a feeling.

Friday, 03/23/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Science is based on facts, so how can we as science advocates communicate our knowledge when others don’t “feel” the same? Together, we will have fun exploring new ways to express factual science through the improvisational activities of InterPlay. Using movement, story-telling and our voices, you will be led incrementally into enlivening and personalizing the way you speak up for science.
$5 requested donation (cash/check only) accepted at the door. More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Intro to Curling: Exploring the Boundary Where Granite Meets Ice

Friday, 03/23/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

You've seen that strange 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." Your instructor will teach you about the science behind the game, including why the sport is called "curling" (Hint: SCIENCE) and why... More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Teens (13-18 yrs)

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Exploration Expo

Saturday, 03/24/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Atlanta’s biggest interactive science event is FREE and open to adults, families, and children of all ages and interests. The Exploration Expo promotes science exploration, discovery and innovation with more than 100 interactive exhibits, hands-on experiments, mind-blowing demos and performances! More Details

AUDIENCE(S): Adults Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs) Preschool (0-4 yrs)

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