Atlanta Science Festival Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing people together through the wonder of science. Founded in 2014 by Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Metro Atlanta Chamber, the organization produces the Atlanta Science Festival and a new series of initiatives, called Science ATL.
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The annual two-week Festival celebrates local science and technology every March, featuring more than 100 events throughout metro Atlanta and reaching 50,000 children and adults annually. Festival events feature hands-on activities, tours, tastings, and performances from more than 100 partner organizations, including school districts, post-secondary institutions, museums, businesses, civic and community groups. The Festival ends with the explosive Exploration Expo, Atlanta’s biggest interactive family science event, with hundreds of hands-on activities in a free carnival of science! Our evaluation data show that the racial/ethnic diversity among Festival attendees closely matches that of the metro Atlanta region, and that our Festival is reaching a wide variety of ages, with 50% of attendees aged 25-44 (no one under 14 years old completed a survey). Learn more in our latest report.
Atlanta Science Festival Inc. is now extending the excitement of science learning year-round through a series of programming and partnership-building initiatives called Science ATL. The new Science ATL initiatives will increase public interest in and appreciation of science in Atlanta by creating and promoting easy access points to science, technology, engineering and math throughout the year. In 2018, Science ATL will launch an online public science events calendar, the Chief Science Officers leadership program for middle and high school students, a science activity passport, and a science communication fellowship. In the future, Science ATL will produce additional public science events and learning opportunities throughout the year.