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2016 Festival Events

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03-21-2016

Mon, 03/21/2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Maps can teach you so much more than just geography. Visit the David J. Sencer CDC Museum for a fun and interactive family tour of Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, an exhibit that draws from across cultures and scholarly disciplines to demonstrate the power that maps have to address vital questions about the contours and content of human knowledge. Visitors will tour the exhibit, participate in a scavenger hunt, and challenge each other in an interactive quiz. 

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 22
Mon, 03/21/2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

If you’ve got a home aquarium, you know how dirty it can get. Now scale that up and imagine the behind the scenes work it takes to keep 6.3 million gallons of salt water clean for hundreds and hundreds of fish at the Georgia Aquarium! Join Aquarium educators as we journey beneath the waves to explore the pumps, sumps, nuts and bolts that support Aquarium exhibits.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 22

03-22-2016

Tue, 03/22/2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Birds and frogs are often heard before they are seen, if they are seen at all. Learn the different calls and songs of birds and frogs found throughout Atlanta, and see live specimens of the creatures that create these sounds. Weather permitting, take a walk through our Botanical Gardens and put your newfound knowledge to the test!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 22
Tue, 03/22/2016 -
9:30am to 2:30pm

Get to know our in-town giant old growth forest at the Outdoor Activity Center. Activities, hikes, and hands on science await you in this STEM Open House. Our activities align with Georgia Performance Standards, so our event is perfect for teachers to bring their students, home schoolers to join, or young families looking for a fun mid-day activity. Come learn about your role as a steward of our environment. 

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Educators
All Dates:
  1. Mar 22
Tue, 03/22/2016 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Theremins – musical instruments you play without touching them – show up in sci-fi programs and have enchanted audiences with their eerie and futuristic sound. Join us to learn how they work and then make one for yourself to take home!

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 22
Tue, 03/22/2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

What do dyes, flames, and fireworks all have in common? Fabulous color, thanks to our tiny chemical friend, the electron. Come check out splashes of color in breathtaking demos, learn how different colors are formed, and make your own colorful chemistry concoction - a mini lava lamp!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 22

03-23-2016

Wed, 03/23/2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Maps can teach you so much more than just geography. Visit the David J. Sencer CDC Museum for a fun and interactive family tour of Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, an exhibit that draws from across cultures and scholarly disciplines to demonstrate the power that maps have to address vital questions about the contours and content of human knowledge. Visitors will tour the exhibit, participate in a scavenger hunt, and challenge each other in an interactive quiz. 

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 22

03-24-2016

Thu, 03/24/2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Theremins – musical instruments you play without touching them – show up in sci fi programs and have enchanted audiences with their eerie and futuristic sound. Join us to learn how they work and then make one for yourself to take home! THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 22
Thu, 03/24/2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Join the Atlanta Botanical Garden and a variety of city partners including the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, Trees Atlanta, the National Wildlife Federation, the USDA Forest Service and others in an outdoor celebration of conservation success and urban habitat restoration. Learn more about a local neighborhood park through hands-on activities about pollinators, plants, turtles, frogs and more!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Families
  • Educators
All Dates:
  1. Mar 22

03-25-2016

Fri, 03/25/2016 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

You breathe in and out about 18,000 times per day. Have you ever wondered what happens inside your body when you do that? Join us for an exciting journey as we follow an oxygen molecule as it travels through the body. You’ll get to explore human organs, test your own lung capacity, explore how other animals breathe, and more in this event full of hands-on science.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 22
Fri, 03/25/2016 -
9:30am to 11:00pm

How do atoms determine if something will burst into flames or change colors? How can you tell a fake from a real gemstone? How do we tell what kind of atoms stars are made of? Join us for hour long workshops chock full of hands-on activities as we explore atoms across the sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Geology.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 22
Fri, 03/25/2016 -
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), and Laboratory tours (research in action!).

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 22