ASF Talking Points

Familiarize yourself with the Festival, and lead off your event by sharing some of these talking points on the broader ASF context with your audience.


  • In its fifth year, the Atlanta Science Festival is an annual celebration of science and technology featuring 100 engaging events at more than 50 locations across Metro Atlanta
  • Expanded to 2 weeks, the 2018 Atlanta Science Festival will run from March 9-24.
  • Festival events, which are geared to kids, teens, adults and families, feature a myriad of live, interactive, hands-on activities, presentations and exhibitions to engage audiences with scientific discoveries.

Launch Event: Rise Up, Robots!

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 squad of interactive robots, 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. Free parking is available in the nearby W02 parking deck.

Where: Ferst Center for the Performing Arts at Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, 30332

When: Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Admissions Price: $15 + fees

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Exploration Expo

  • The grand finale of the Festival is the signature Exploration Expo at Piedmont Park on March 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is the first year the Expo will be in Piedmont Park.
  • Exploration Expo is a free afternoon of continuous family-friendly activities, hands-on experiments, live performances, educator opportunities and explosive visuals from more than 100 partnering exhibitors

K-12 Initiatives

  • The Atlanta Science Festival envisions a community of scientifically literate citizens and a strong STEM workforce in Atlanta. That vision begins with efforts to engage our youth in STEM/STEAM learning inside and outside the classroom.
  • The Festival awards bus vouchers for Title I schools to take groups to the Expo, and coordinates classroom visits by STEM professionals through our Imagining the Future program.
  • Contests, field trip opportunities, educator workshops, classroom flyers and resources for teachers are available at our Educator Toolkit.