ASF_Logo_Stacked_White.png       March 19 - 26, 2016

Expo Info

Atlanta Science Festival's EXPLORATION EXPO
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 11am-5pm at Centennial Olympic Park
(We will move indoors in the event of severe weather. Sign up for our newsletter for announcements.)

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! Meet local scientists and engineers at our five themed zones:

  • ENCOUNTER, sponsored by Emory University.
    Meet real and unusual animals, touch a brain, discover rotifers, and get buggy with some impressive anthropods.
  • INVENT, sponsored by Georgia Tech. 
    See a micro particle, make a bio brick, launch a stomp rocket, and find out how hungry a robot can be!
  • DISCOVER, sponsored by Mercer University & Mercer Health Sciences Center. 
    Experience the power of chemical reactions, examine and construct the different parts of your brain, see ice boil, and get down and dirty with soil and worms!
  • THRIVE, sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America. 
    Build strands of DNA and see how mutations occur, discover how precision medicine, targeted therapies, diet and exercise are helping us stay healthy and live well.
  • INNOVATOR'S PLAYGROUND, sponsored by The Children's School. 
    Turn your little ones into future scientists and innovators with creative play in an area designed specifically for children ages 5 and under: big blue blocks, LEGOs, tinkering toys, Incredible Foam dough, and much more!



  • fly a drone, touch a brain, and stay afloat in a Non-Newtonian Fluid Dance Pit
  • have a seat and take a quick break at the POWER-UP ZONE, sponsored by Georgia Power
  • participate in a 40-foot LEGO Build of the City of Atlanta
  • express your love of science through haiku with Sidewalk Sciku
  • bring your own soil and join a citizen science project to measure soil moisture and calibrate NASA's SMAP satellite
  • enjoy some science story time and discover the science inside of an Oreo at one of the 30-minute activities at the Engineer’s Workshop
  • grab a cup coffee and enjoy interactive demos and engaging activities on cutting-edge research at the Chemistry Café.
  • run off those pre-Expo jitters in the 5K Fun Run
  • show off your best science-themed costumes in the Science Parade into the Park


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HOW TO GET THERE: Last year's event drew over 17,000 people, so it's going to be crowded and parking will be limited. Please consider MARTA, taxi, or streetcar.

QUESTIONS? Contact Melody Richardson at