If you are so into science, you live, breathe and eat it, then these events are for you! Dive into the science of your food and drink with these events about coffee, ice cream and more at the Atlanta Science Festival, taking place March 9-23.
Presented by Produce’d
Grow Up with Grow Blocks! Grow Blocks are small, efficient vertical hydroponic garden 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. Join us for a guided tour of our indoor hydroponic farm where you’ll learn all about Grow Blocks, see our germination room, and pollination room with our in-house pollinating bees! Come and “Grow Up” with us!
Presented by Atlanta Fermentation Festival , Cultured South, Golda Kombucha , Atlanta Utility Works
For the love of fermentation! Fermentation Fest in conjunction with Atlanta Science Festival is a family event providing education, hands-on fun, and a diverse experience for all ages. Kids and adults alike can explore the art of preserving and flavoring foods and beverages while enjoying a day filled with hands-on activities, interactive demos, and live entertainment. From funky kimchi to fizzy kombucha, there’s something for everyone to savor. Bring your curiosity and your appetite, and let your senses ferment with delight at this one-of-a-kind festival celebrating the delicious alchemy of fermentation
Presented by Opo Coffee
Those little coffee beans can pack a wild variety of flavors. Think you can you taste hints of berry in your morning cup? Let’s find out! In this flavorful coffee exploration, we’ll use standardized objective references for flavor and aroma perception to calibrate our senses for what “strawberry”, “raspberry”, and “blueberry” really mean as coffee descriptors. Then we’ll put our skills to the test by seeing which tasting notes we can pick out from a fresh brew of Opo Coffee!
Presented by Emory University Weeks Lab, Capella Cheese
Indulge your senses at Science of Cheese, a unique event blending delicious flavors with intellectual intrigue. Delve into the world of cheeses through curated tastings by Capella Cheese, while being guided by scientists from Emory University and the University of Georgia. Explore the science behind the chemistry of cheese, physics of texture and aging techniques! This gourmet adventure offers a rare combination of culinary enjoyment and scientific discovery. Join us for an awesome experience where palates are delighted, and minds are inspired.
Presented by Science for Georgia
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 the ice cream, not from the science!
Ticket price includes ice cream following the event!
Presented by Wylde Center, Mycologic Solutions, Gowin Valley Farms, Kennesaw State University
Embark on a journey into the fascinating worlds of mycology and botany at our cultivation workshop! Delve into the art of growing mushrooms from spores and nurturing plants from seeds as our expert guides lead you through hands-on cultivation techniques. Immerse yourself in the science and craft behind these natural wonders. But the excitement doesn’t end there! After the workshop, tantalize your taste buds with a unique tasting experience, featuring delectable creations crafted from the very seeds and mushrooms you’ve just cultivated. Join us for a day of discovery, cultivation, and culinary delight – where science meets flavor in an unforgettable exploration of nature’s bounty!
Presented by Georgia State University – Perimeter College
Make an explosion in your kitchen! Would you rather that your little one has an unplanned catastrophic explosion in your kitchen or would you prefer a carefully planned and educational explosion? Maybe you are thinking no explosion at all! Well, trust us that with only three common kitchen items, we will use the scientific method to design an experiment that will have your kids thrilled by the explosion of colors created when these molecules interact. Have your preschoolers, elementary, and middle schoolers wear their favorite color(s) or tie-dyed attire at this explosive event.
Presented by Opo Coffee
Those little coffee beans can pack a wild variety of flavors. Think you can you taste hints of nuttiness in your morning cup? Let’s find out! In this flavorful coffee exploration, we’ll use standardized objective references for flavor and aroma perception to calibrate our senses for what “hazelnut”, “almond”, and “peanut” really mean as coffee descriptors. Then we’ll put our skills to the test by seeing which tasting notes we can pick out from a fresh brew of Opo Coffee!
Presented by Opo Coffee
We’re using science to brew the perfect cup of coffee! Turns out human taste for what makes a good cup of joe comes down to a handful of factors that we can measure and quantify. Join us at the Opo Coffee Training Lab while we taste various coffees and take measurements using a refractometer, discussing how extraction and strength matter in a tasty cup of your morning coffee.