2020 Events Archive – Atlanta Science Festival

2020 Festival Events Archive

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Friday, March 06, 2020

2100: A Climate Odyssey

Friday, 03/06/2020 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

2100: A Climate Odyssey will transport you to the year 2100, when life is a little different due to climate change As a major storm hits Atlanta in this immersive theatrical experience, we will peer into the future and discover how we can work together to mitigate disaster. 5% of proceeds will be donated to the Captain Planet Foundation to empower positive change for the earth. Getting there: The Ferst Center for the Arts is closest to [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Audubon Field Trip

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Come for a walk with us in Piedmont Park and learn more about Georgia's resident and migrating birds. Whether you are a beginning birder or not, we are excited to have you! Note that the walk will cover approximately 3.5 miles and, as a result, may not be best for the youngest bird fans. Please bring your own binoculars, or let us know in advance so we can bring a pair to loan you. MEETING SPOT: [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School

BeltLine Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and learn about the world of science around you in this digital + social scavenger hunt. Visit the stops and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeltLineHunt20 to track your progress. Those who post all the stops before midnight on 3/20 will be entered to win some Atlanta Science Festival Merch!

Find the map here.

Contact [email protected] with any questions.
Emory

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Science in Little 5 Points: The Science of Kombucha

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Kombucha is tangy and tasty, but did you know that it gets that way through the hard work of millions of microbes? Join Dr. Jennifer Leavey from Georgia Tech and Lupa Irie, N.D. of Lupa’s Kitchen for a hands-on, interactive demonstration of kombucha fermentation—including samples!

Free parking is available in the Sevananda lot. There are a few paid lots nearby as well.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

MOD Robots

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY.

Have you ever wanted to control a robot without even touching it? Or have a robot "detect" light or sound in the matter of seconds? If you have a love of robots and the world of technology, come learn through play today at our session on Mod Robotics!

AUDIENCE(S): Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Breaking Down the Bean: The Science Behind Home Coffee Brewing

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. A repeat of the event on March 9th still has space. Check it out! Have you ever wondered what it takes to brew a perfect cup of coffee? Did you know that flavor of your brew ultimately boils down to the science? Join us for a hands-on demonstration as we explore how time, temperature, grind coarseness, and proportion all affect what's in your cup -- and learn how to harness these [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

STEM Gems #GiveGirlsRoleModels

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. Join us for an interactive panel discussion that will enlighten and empower girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! You'll meet exceptional women from a diverse set of STEM careers and learn about the unique journeys that led to their respective careers. You'll understand what they do, how they make a difference in the world, and how they help people using STEM. You'll [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School

Science of Senyali

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. We apologize for the inconvenience. Senyali needs you! With an African storyteller as your guide, join us on a mission to restore the infrastructure of the fictional Western African country of Senyali. Because Senyali is a satellite location, you will have access to all the tools and equipment you need to fix the infrastructure. From there, you will go to various STEAM-centric activation stations with components, elements and gears to [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Science of Honey

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Our bee friends create the sweet treat of honey, but are disappearing at a rapid rate. How they make honey and why they disappearing are two of the many questions scientists from UGA Extension will answer at the Science of Honey. Together we will imagine the life of the bees as they make honey and learn how we can invite them back into our environment by planting bee-friendly flower plants! Getting there: The Edgewood Community Learning [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Full Dome, Half Price Space Spectacular

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Cultivate your scientific curiosity at Fernbank Science Center during our Full Dome, Half Price Space Spectacular. Join Jennifer Swanson, the award-winning author of the children's book Astronaut-Aquanaut, for an exciting, interactive presentation that will have you soaring into space or diving deep into the ocean. Enjoy the Planetarium's 4K projection system with half-price shows. Explore our Exhibit Hall including the interactive Apollo Mission Control Exhibit, and engage in hands-on Earth and space science activities for [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Genius Camp - Maker Teens

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. EXLAB is a collaborative environment centered around experiential learning, creativity, and innovation. Join us at this event as EXLAB opens its doors to the public to host an array of educational, kid-friendly maker projects. Bring your family to learn the basics of sewing, 3D printing, laser cutting, soldering, and more! Please register all children and adults attending this event. A supervising adult must be on-site at all times. Drop-off of minors [..]

AUDIENCE(S): High School, Middle School, Adults

STEAM at Tech Day

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Fun for the entire family at STEAM at Tech Day! Join us for a day of hands-on, engaging, and full-filled STEAM learning. Middle and high school students will participate in a 3-hour intensive STEAM workshop and 2nd through 5th grade students will rotate between three STEAM activities. Parents and guardians will hear from experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence about what’s next in education to help develop their future scientists and engineers. Parents and [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Exploring the Natural World Through Art - Part 1

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Information Age has brought understanding of far-flung ecosystems to more people than ever before. But it has also, paradoxically, divorced our personal relationship with the natural world with increasing, screen-mediated distance. Poet, performer, and conservationist, Robbie Q. Telfer will hold these two conflicting truths as one, like a tiny baby, at once profound and poopy. Stick around for Part 2 of this event, featuring a soundwalk with Lady Eve. Getting there: MARTA bus 2 serves [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Pitch Your Future

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Interested in emerging technologies? Entrepreneurship? The future? Join members of the GA Tech and Carter Library communities in a game where you role-play an entrepreneur and pitch future technology applications. Examples include invisibility cloaks, self-repairing paint, and space-based nuclear power plants. No technical knowledge needed; you will be provided with the information you’ll need to play. You can share your thoughts on who, where, and how different technologies may be deployed, and if you think [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Escape the Room with Thymio

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Take your first steps into robotics with Thymio! In a fun escape game, you will learn about the basic behaviors, functions, and sensors of a robot called Thymio and help him find his way to his destination! The escape activity will be led by a team from the EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland where the robot has been developed. This is your chance to discover the universe of robots and learn a [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Middle School

Exploring the Natural World Through Art - Part 2

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Explore how listening techniques can help increase our subtle perception of the environment. Join Lady Eve for a Soundwalk through the Woolford Gardens at the Frazer Center as she examines how the sounds heard in a particular location are as unique as a fingerprint, and develop a deeper understanding of how we fit into our ecosystem. Come early for Part 1 of this event, featuring poet, performer and conservationist Robbie Q. Telfer. Getting there: MARTA bus 2 [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Wildflower Walk

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join a Fernbank scientist to explore Fernbank Forest, a 65-acre mature mixed-hardwood forest located in the heart of metro Atlanta. You'll get to explore the diversity of native plants and wildflowers and learn to identify them by their leaves and flowers. This tour is for ages 8 and up. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 404.929.6400 to reserve your spot. Space is limited to 30 people, so make your reservation early. [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Complete the Circuit: Meet a Woman Scientist!

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Young girls need female role models if we want to close the gender gap in science and engineering. This event is the chance for middle school girls to meet face-to-face with real women in science, ask questions about their careers, and imagine themselves as scientists, too. Together, we’ll build a circuit and play games to encourage discussion. Parents will learn about how to nurture their daughter’s love of science and help them succeed. And there [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Middle School

How Snakes Work

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY.There is hardly a group of animals more feared and misunderstood than snakes. Myths and misinformation have surrounded these animals since humans first showed up on the planet and started getting creeped out by snakes. How are they able to do everything without any arms or legs? Join the Amphibian Foundation and HowStuffWorks to explore this fascinating group of reptiles and discuss how they sense, function, move, eat, and capture prey. [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Cooking with Microbes! Sauerkraut making demo

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Come learn to cook with our tiniest kitchen helpers--beneficial microbes! We'll talk a little bit about the history and science of sauerkraut making, and together, we'll all dive into making a batch of sauerkraut to donate to our neighbors in need!

Getting there: The Edgewood Community Learning Garden is an 0.5 mile walk from the Edgewood-Candler Park MARTA station.
If driving, there is free parking available on surrounding streeets.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Guthman Music, Art & Technology Fair

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Get a sneak peek at what goes into the latest in music technology by visiting our music, art and technology fair, just before the Georgia Tech Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. See musicians, artists, engineers, and makers showcase their latest work at this hands-on, interactive showcase. Registration is not required for the Fair, but we ask that you register for the Guthman Competition at 7pm. More info about that event here. Getting there: The Ferst Center for [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Saturday, 03/07/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A music, engineering, and tech mashup, the Georgia Tech Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is an annual event aimed at identifying the world's next generation of musical instruments and unveiling the best new ideas in musicality, design, engineering, and impact. The Guardian called the competition "The Pulitzer of the New Instrument World," and The New York Times described the "special, otherworldly sound that you can feel permeating your soul" which became the hallmark of the competition. [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Sunday, March 08, 2020

BeltLine Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, 03/08/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and learn about the world of science around you in this digital + social scavenger hunt. Visit the stops and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeltLineHunt20 to track your progress. Those who post all the stops before midnight on 3/20 will be entered to win some Atlanta Science Festival Merch!

Find the map here.

Contact [email protected] with any questions.
Emory

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Champion Tree Walk

Sunday, 03/08/2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY.Each year, Trees Atlanta teams with partners to search for some of the oldest, heartiest, and most beautiful trees our city has to offer. These fine trees are compiled into a list of nationally-recognized "Champion Trees." In this walk with Fernbank ecologist Eli Dickerson, we'll dive into the process of selecting Champion Trees. Eli will help you identify ten native tree species, and will explain why it's especially important to protect [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School, Middle School

Rock n’ Walk

Sunday, 03/08/2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Millions of years ago, a massive magma chamber cooled below ground near Atlanta, never erupting through to the surface. Now, we call it Stone Mountain. Join GSU Geosciences on a hike to explore this unique granite dome. You can start the hikes or swing by for a hands-on learning session at the Historical and Environmental Education Center where the geologists will explore the history of this notable natural landmark. You’ll also be able to ‘walk’ [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Adults, Elem. School

Experience Architecture

Sunday, 03/08/2020 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

LOCATION CHANGE: Now at 5615 Memorial Drive (International Trade Mall), just down the street from original location. How does an architect think, write, and draw? Join us to experience architecture through hands-on activities, as well as get a sneak peek into the new makerspace for The Community Academy for Architecture and Design on Memorial Drive. You’ll learn and practice how to write like an architect, learn the essential concepts of floorplans and elevations, and even [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Family Science Carnival

Sunday, 03/08/2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY.Sharing our Science: The Paideia School & the Science of Fun camp Bring the whole family out for a science carnival mashup! Parents and kids can play with (or against!) each other in games based on some of your favorite classic science experiments and beloved carnival games: Air Cannon Shoot, Giant Jenga, Sound Wave Splash, and more! Note: Parents, please register for yourself in addition to your child. Check back for weather-related updates. Free [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Preschool, Middle School

Do you Have What it Takes to Be a HUMAN Crash-Test Dummy?

Sunday, 03/08/2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Cars take us to work, to school, to lots of places! Can you imagine a world without them? It’s not easy! And who do we have to thank for helping to make our cars safe? A crash-test dummy! Come join children's book author Jennifer Swanson for a FUN and interactive trip through the history of car safety engineering and find out if YOU have what it takes to become a HUMAN crash-test dummy! Getting there: Little [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School

Not Just Newts: Behind the Scenes with the Amphibian Foundation

Sunday, 03/08/2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. Atlanta is home to a unique nonprofit dedicated to the conservation and research of amphibians amidst a global population decline. In 2016, the Amphibian Foundation formed to focus on conserving two of Georgia’s most imperiled species (Gopher Frog and Flatwoods Salamander). Since then has begun working on other native and globally endangered amphibians. Closed to the public, this is a chance to see the conservation collections and meet Foundation staff [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Families, Middle School, Elem. School, Preschool

Science of Wine

Sunday, 03/08/2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. Uncork your inner sommelier with City Winery at the Atlanta Science Festival! Winemaker James Brim will lead a private, seated wine class that’s sure to impress any wine lover. After a brief introduction to wine tasting, you’ll learn about vineyard biology and the science behind the winemaking process – all while tasting two different flights of delicious wine. The class will finish with a dessert wine followed by an interactive Q&A [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Bitter Spirits

Sunday, 03/08/2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY.Apéritifs? Digestifs? Amaros? Ever wonder what these concoctions have in common and why we drink them before and after meals? Join Christi Hansen, registered dietician and former organic vegetable farmer, for a deep dive into the digestive system and which aromatic and bitter plants grease its wheels. With help from Christi and Kelsey Tremayne of Wrecking Bar, you'll learn the basics of making delicious bitters and take home your own elixirs [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Science in Little 5 Points: Full Moon Viewing

Sunday, 03/08/2020 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

What better place to view a full moon than on the roof? Come have some fun at the Little 5 Corner Tavern, where we’ll take in the full moon with Andy Thrasher from Fernbank Science Center and the L5P Astronomy Group. Note that children are allowed at Corner Tavern only until 10pm. Check back for weather updates. This event repeats on March 9th. Free parking is available in a lot behind the Corner Tavern. In addition, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Monday, March 09, 2020

BeltLine Scavenger Hunt

Monday, 03/09/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and learn about the world of science around you in this digital + social scavenger hunt. Visit the stops and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeltLineHunt20 to track your progress. Those who post all the stops before midnight on 3/20 will be entered to win some Atlanta Science Festival Merch! Find the map here. If you're using a mobile device, be sure to open the link in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Breaking Down the Bean: The Science Behind Home Coffee Brewing

Monday, 03/09/2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Have you ever wondered what it takes to brew a perfect cup of coffee? Did you know that flavor of your brew ultimately boils down to the science? Join us for a hands-on demonstration as we explore how time, temperature, grind coarseness, and proportion all affect what's in your cup -- and learn how to harness these variables in your own kitchen! Free parking is available in the adjacent lot and on the street in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Chemistry Adventures: Illuminate

Monday, 03/09/2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. Blinded by the light! Join us to find out about chemical reactions and processes that give off light. After watching us demonstrate, you'll get to conduct your own chemical reactions and decode secret messages! Many of the reactions will include common household products, so you will be able to repeat them at home. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and children under 6 will not be admitted. Free parking [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Twilight on the Arboretum

Monday, 03/09/2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Enjoy the setting sun at the Beltline Arboretum in this service learning event! We'll be helping to create a stumpery garden in the Reynoldstown Glade. Stumpery gardens use dead, fallen, and storm damaged trees as an asset to the garden – providing critical habitat for all sorts of critters. Whole logs are placed upside down to display their root structure, and logs, branches, and pieces of bark are arranged to form walls and archways. [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Black Tech: Building Your Tech Ecosystem

Monday, 03/09/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

As Atlanta grows into a national hub for minority-led tech, come learn from Black Tech Entrepreneurs at the hub for its innovation, The Gathering Spot. Join us for a panel discussion, “Building Your Tech Ecosystem,” where you’ll learn how to grow your network and build your own startup ecosystem.

There is plenty of free parking in the parking lot in front of the building.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Stars Over Dunwoody

Monday, 03/09/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

UPDATE: Because of the cloud cover tonight, we are moving the event to the alternate location in NB 2100 for a presentation and observatory tour. Sadly, visitors will not be able to use the telescope. The event will end at 9pm. Park in lots 8, 9 or 10 to be close to the NB building. See campus map here Live in Atlanta and enjoy star gazing but get frustrated that the city lights thwart your view? [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Science in Little 5 Points: Full Moon Viewing

Monday, 03/09/2020 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED due to limited visibility in the night sky tonight. We apologize for the inconvenience. What better place to view a full moon than on the roof? Come have some fun at the Little 5 Corner Tavern, where we’ll take in the full moon with Andy Thrasher from Fernbank Science Center and the L5P Astronomy Group. Note that children are allowed at Corner Tavern only until 10pm. Check back for weather updates. A [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

BeltLine Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, 03/10/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and learn about the world of science around you in this digital + social scavenger hunt. Visit the stops and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeltLineHunt20 to track your progress. Those who post all the stops before midnight on 3/20 will be entered to win some Atlanta Science Festival Merch! Find the map here. If you're using a mobile device, be sure to open the link in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Project Change: STEM Teachers @ Tech Day

Tuesday, 03/10/2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED. Teachers! Are you looking for a way to move beyond the standards and integrate STEM connections into your curriculum? Do you thirst for more knowledge to better connect and communicate to your class of future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians? Join us for Project Change: STEM Teacher @Tech Day. This innovative professional learning opportunity will allow teachers to engage and tour cutting-edge labs and research centers, with the goal [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Educators

The Sound of Light

Tuesday, 03/10/2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Theremins are musical instruments you play without touching them! They make strange, otherworldly sounds, like we find in old sci-fi movies, The Big Bang Theory, and now on your own desk! Join us at GSU Perimeter College in Decatur to learn how they work and make one to take home, and you won't want to miss the theremin performance by Scott Burland! Getting there: Georgia Perimeter College Decatur Campus is closest to the Decatur MARTA station [..]

AUDIENCE(S): High School, Middle School, Educators

Milo the Magnificent: puppets + science!

Tuesday, 03/10/2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Alex & Olmsted as they introduce you to Milo the Magnificent! Catch this puppet show about magic and then dive into the science and art behind the show! You'll participate in our Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ and get hands on with specialized learning stations that share the science and technology behind puppetry! Have a blast learning about the magic and science of puppetry arts. Use code "ASF" to [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Surface Tension and Suminagashi

Tuesday, 03/10/2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Science is art! Join us for an engaging activity exploring where science and art meet. Why is surface tension important? Because it may allow engineers to create items that can "walk on water." You’ll learn about the study of surface tension and the ancient Japanese art of beautiful Suminagashi, and you’ll even get to create beautiful works of art yourself!

Free parking is available onsite.

This event repeats at other libraries on March 13th and March 17th.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Middle School, Elem. School

The Astronomy of Star Wars

Tuesday, 03/10/2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

One with the Force are you? Join us for this all-ages dress up sci-fi adventure where we'll lead a discussion on the worlds and aliens of the Star Wars films and compare them with the planets and life in our solar system, as well as extra-solar planets. Along the way, we'll enjoy video clips inspired by Star Wars and other sci-fi favorites. Young Jedi and Padawan alike are encouraged to attend in their favorite sci-fi [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

The Gene: An Intimate History

Tuesday, 03/10/2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Gene editing technology has advanced rapidly in recent years, bringing with it new therapies for a range of conditions. But what are the implications? Join us for a free preview of the new documentary film, The Gene: An Intimate History, produced by Ken Burns. Stick around after the screening for a discussion about the bioethics of gene editing with scholars from the Emory Center for Ethics and the Personal Genetics Education Project. Getting there: the Georgia [..]

AUDIENCE(S): High School, Adults

Playing Mother Nature: A Night of Simulating Earth Science Phenomena!

Tuesday, 03/10/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Ever wonder how weather systems are formed in the atmosphere? Or perhaps you would like to know how an earthquake develops? How does Earth's terrain evolve over long periods of time? If you have any interest in Earth Science, this event is for you! Come join members of the Georgia Tech School of Earth and Atmospheric Science on a hands-on adventure as we show off some amazing tools to demonstrate the [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Breaking Down the Bean: The Science Behind Home Coffee Brewing - Decaf Edition

Tuesday, 03/10/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. But a repeat on March 9th still has space. Check it out! Have you ever wondered what it takes to brew a perfect cup of coffee? Did you know that flavor of your brew ultimately boils down to the science? Join us for a hands-on demonstration as we explore how time, temperature, grind coarseness, and proportion all affect what's in your cup -- and learn how to harness these variables [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

BeltLine Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, 03/11/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and learn about the world of science around you in this digital + social scavenger hunt. Visit the stops and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeltLineHunt20 to track your progress. Those who post all the stops before midnight on 3/20 will be entered to win some Atlanta Science Festival Merch! Find the map here. If you're using a mobile device, be sure to open the link in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Science Behind the Scenes at Clorox

Wednesday, 03/11/2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Clorox Company has increased their production of disinfecting supplies, and the facility is not currently available for a tour. Ticket-holders and those that are on the waitlist should be on the lookout for an email and updates from the Clorox team for the rescheduling of the event. Many thanks for your understanding while our partner Clorox does this important work for the [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Adults

Milo the Magnificent: puppets + science!

Wednesday, 03/11/2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Alex & Olmsted as they introduce you to Milo the Magnificent! Catch this puppet show about magic and then dive into the science and art behind the show! You'll participate in our Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ and get hands on with specialized learning stations that share the science and technology behind puppetry! Have a blast learning about the magic and science of puppetry arts. Use code "ASF" to [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Bio-Bus: Animal Diversity

Wednesday, 03/11/2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. We apologize for the inconvenenience.

Are humans more closely related to bears or beetles? Join the Georgia State University Bio-Bus as a junior taxonomist to explore the animal kingdom from sponges and corals to bugs, octopuses, and mammals! You’ll use diverse animals’ DNA sequences to create an animal “family tree.”

Free parking available onsite.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Bio-Bus: Chemistry - States of Matter

Wednesday, 03/11/2020 - 3:30pm to 6:30pm

This event has been cancelled.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

10th Annual SSEF STEAM Showcase

Wednesday, 03/11/2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED

Sharing our Science: Sandy Springs Education Force

Sandy Springs Education Force invites the entire community to their 10th annual, award-winning STEAM Showcase. No matter your age, you will enjoy dozens of interactive, hands-on technology and arts demonstrations from STEAM business and educational leaders. Experience cutting-edge Internet of Things, robotics, gaming, healthcare and entertainment exhibits, and get inspired about what the future holds!

Free parking is available onsite.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School

Science Trivia

Wednesday, 03/11/2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

What's the hottest planet in the solar system? What are the three main body segments for insects? Name an animal other than birds that communicate with song. Know the answers? Stumped? Nerd out with us and test your knowledge in three rousing rounds of science trivia! Start thinking of your most intimidating team name now and arrive early - we expect a packed house! Doors open at 6pm, trivia starts at 7pm.

Plentiful free parking onsite.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

The Science of Breaking Bad

Wednesday, 03/11/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Science and entertainment writer Dave Trumbore will join us to break down the much loved tv show Breaking Bad! All the science in Breaking Bad, from explosive experiments to acid-based evidence destruction, explained and analyzed for authenticity. Dave will take us through famous scenes from the show and conduct fun experiments. Don't miss this Walter White meets Bill Nye the Science Guy experience! Getting there: MARTA bus 19 serves Clairmont Road, operating north/south between Decatur [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Cannabis Time with Dr. Pete

Wednesday, 03/11/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:15pm

Marijuana - It's been around forever. Heck, even George Washington grew hemp at his home in Mount Vernon. This ancient plant is now being seen in a whole new light, however, as states and nations change their laws and attitudes about the plant. Come learn about the relevant technical, medical, legal, and economic issues from Georgia Tech engineering professor, local comedian, and cannabis researcher Dr. Pete Ludovice. He'll walk us through the science of pot [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Skate School: The Science of Roller Derby

Wednesday, 03/11/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Roller Derby skaters can spin, jump, and slam into one another all while staying upright on roller skates. We’re opening one special practice session at our facility in Mableton to the public so that we can show you the science behind how these moves happen. Adults and families are welcome to learn and play games (not on skates) as we explore topics like the physics of skating, the neuroscience of sports, and the microbes that [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School

Thursday, March 12, 2020

BeltLine Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, 03/12/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and learn about the world of science around you in this digital + social scavenger hunt. Visit the stops and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeltLineHunt20 to track your progress. Those who post all the stops before midnight on 3/20 will be entered to win some Atlanta Science Festival Merch! Find the map here. If you're using a mobile device, be sure to open the link in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

CEFGA CareerExpo & SkillsUSA Championships

Thursday, 03/12/2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Students! Come learn how science and engineering can be the keys to a job in construction, utility contracting, highway contracting, electrical contracting, mechanical contracting, energy, mining and more. Check out our hands-on displays where you can engage with industry leaders, equipment and materials and tap into your unique skills and interests. Getting there: Take a blue or green line train to the GWCC MARTA station. Follow the signgs to the State Farm Arena/Plaza exit. At street [..]

AUDIENCE(S): High School, Middle School, Families, Adults, Elem. School

Milo the Magnificent: puppets + science!

Thursday, 03/12/2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Alex & Olmsted as they introduce you to Milo the Magnificent! Catch this puppet show about magic and then dive into the science and art behind the show! You'll participate in our Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ and get hands on with specialized learning stations that share the science and technology behind puppetry! Have a blast learning about the magic and science of puppetry arts. Use code "ASF" to [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

CHaRM Recycling Tour

Thursday, 03/12/2020 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

ALL TOURS ARE AT CAPACITY. Have you ever wondered what to do with dated electronics or old bottles of household cleaner? What about textbooks, old cans of paint, or even an old mattress? Join us for a tour of Live Thrive Atlanta’s CHaRM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials) Facility, where you’ll learn about what happens to our waste and how to make sustainable changes in your household. There are two instances of this event: 10:00am [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Code the Glow

Thursday, 03/12/2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY The next time your friends stop by, your home will be “lit.” Smart home technologies are right at your fingertips at our Code the Glow event, where you will create your own automated programmed lighting system using Arduino. Arduino is a powerful, yet accessible, programmable microcontroller board that can be used for many automated projects. GSU Professor of Physics, Mathes Dayananda, will teach you how to use Arduino to program [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Roadside Geology

Thursday, 03/12/2020 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There are still spots remaining in the March 15 session.Tag along with two geologist-educators to see the beautiful building stones and folded natural rock layers of Midtown Atlanta, on a tour from Symphony Hall to Rhodes Hall. Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia, teams up with highly sought guest speaker from Georgia Mineral Society, Bill Waggener, to interpret the stories that rocks tell. Each attendee will receive [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School

Bio-Bus: Chemistry – Acids, Bases & Indicators

Thursday, 03/12/2020 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Family Science Night with UGA Extension Fulton County

Thursday, 03/12/2020 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

Come join the fun at Family Science Night with Fulton County 4-H as you explore science through hands-on and engaging activities! Rotate through various stations to explore concepts such as food science, animal science, agriscience, 3D printing, biological science, and more! There will be door prizes, learning, and of course plenty of fun! Drop in any time during the event!

Free parking is available onsite.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Middle School, Elem. School

»SEXY SCIENCE« Serious Humor – Made in Germany

Thursday, 03/12/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. You may think Germans have no sense of humor, and therefore, a German physicist might be the least funny person on the planet. But you have yet to meet Vince Ebert. Join Vince as he wins heads and hearts explaining scientific facts using the fundamental laws of humor: Why is the sky blue? Why is the night black? Why shouldn’t we eat yellow snow? You [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

OneEarth/OneChance

Thursday, 03/12/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join us for One Earth/One Chance - Artists Standing for an End To Global Warming. The event will feature an exhibition of work inspired by the climate crisis from 100+ local visual artists, performance art, and a panel discussion with four climate crisis experts. Learn more here. Directions & Parking For GPS instructions, use 3735 Memorial College Ave. Clarkston, GA 30021, which leads you to the entrance to parking lot #3. There is [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Science Riot

Thursday, 03/12/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Take some scientists, teach them the basics of comedy writing, and put them onstage for a live audience performance. Real Science. Real Experts. Real Funny. Use promocode "atlantafestival" to get 25% discount! Getting there: Highland Inn Ballroom is accessible from the 2/102 bus, which departs every 15 minutes from North Avenue Station, or from the 816 (downtown to Emory), or a three-block walk from the 6 (Lindbergh/ Inman Park Station). It is also 2 blocks away [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Sober Science Speakeasy

Thursday, 03/12/2020 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us for an evening soiree that will tickle your tastebuds and wake up your sense of wonder. In our throwback to the 1920s in 2020, you enjoy live prohibition-era jazz music and exotic drinks! Learn about the science of boba, butterfly peaflower tea and kombucha, foams and emulsions, nitrogen cold brew and more. Getting there: Take Marta to the North Ave station. If driving, parking is available for a fee at the nearby Georgia Tech [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Friday, March 13, 2020

BeltLine Scavenger Hunt

Friday, 03/13/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and learn about the world of science around you in this digital + social scavenger hunt. Visit the stops and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeltLineHunt20 to track your progress. Those who post all the stops before midnight on 3/20 will be entered to win some Atlanta Science Festival Merch! Find the map here. If you're using a mobile device, be sure to open the link in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

CEFGA CareerExpo & SkillsUSA Championships

Friday, 03/13/2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Students! Come learn how science and engineering can be the keys to a job in construction, utility contracting, highway contracting, electrical contracting, mechanical contracting, energy, mining and more. Check out our hands-on displays where you can engage with industry leaders, equipment and materials and tap into your unique skills and interests. Getting there: Take a blue or green line train to the GWCC MARTA station. Follow the signgs to the State Farm Arena/Plaza exit. At street [..]

AUDIENCE(S): High School, Middle School, Families, Adults

Insects Around Us

Friday, 03/13/2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. From the organizers: The safety of our community is our highest priority at Georgia State University. Out of an abundance of caution regarding the current coronavirus situation, our ASF at GSU event, "Insects Around Us" is cancelled with the possibility of rescheduling. We are coordinating with Atlanta Science Festival representatives regarding the possibility of rescheduling and information will be disseminated as decisions are made and options are [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School

Interactive Family Tour: CDC Museum

Friday, 03/13/2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Visit the CDC Museum for a fun and interactive family tour of two exhibits: 1) Changing Winds: Public Health and Indian Country and 2) The Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science. We’ll explore the contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives to public health, as well as examples of how traditional knowledge and Western science together create complementary solutions to contemporary concerns. You’ll get to tour the exhibits by participating in a scavenger hunt [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Adults

Milo the Magnificent: puppets + science!

Friday, 03/13/2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Alex & Olmsted as they introduce you to Milo the Magnificent! Catch this puppet show about magic and then dive into the science and art behind the show! You'll participate in our Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ and get hands on with specialized learning stations that share the science and technology behind puppetry! Have a blast learning about the magic and science of puppetry arts. Use code "ASF" to [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Surface Tension and Suminagashi

Friday, 03/13/2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Science is art! Join us for an engaging activity exploring where science and art meet. Why is surface tension important? Because it may allow engineers to create items that can "walk on water." You’ll learn about the study of surface tension and the ancient Japanese art of beautiful Suminagashi, and you’ll even get to create beautiful works of art yourself!

Free parking is available onsite.

This event repeats at other libraries on March 10th and March 17th.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Middle School, Elem. School

Bio-Bus: DNA is for Families

Friday, 03/13/2020 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A note from the organizers: The safety of our community is our highest priority at Georgia State University. Out of an abundance of caution regarding the current coronavirus situation, our ASF at GSU event, "GSU Bio Bus" is cancelled. We are coordinating with Atlanta Science Festival representatives regarding the possibility of rescheduling and information will be disseminated as decisions are made and options are clear. Please contact Verdy Jocelyn ([email protected]) [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Critters & Cabernet

Friday, 03/13/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We will contact ticket holders about a refund. Reptiles and wine?! What could go wrong? Join us for an extremely hands-on approach to learning about this fascinating group of animals. Heck, we'll even get to know some amphibians too! Frogs, salamanders, turtles, lizards, and snakes will be present to explore. Your ticket includes access to the event and one drink. Additional drinks may be purchased onsite. Free parking is available in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Fernbank After Dark

Friday, 03/13/2020 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

SOLD OUT.Join us for a unique opportunity to experience Fernbank Museum after hours. Challenge your senses through a variety of science-based, hands-on activities inspired by the special exhibit, Our Senses: An Immersive Experience. Explore all exhibits, enjoy a 3D movie and listen to live music. Cocktails, craft beer and small plates will be available for purchase. Ages 21+ only. Getting there: connect with MARTA bus 2 at the North Avenue or Decatur MARTA station. Exit at [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Intro to Curling - Exploring the Boundary Where Granite Meets Ice

Friday, 03/13/2020 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ticket holders will be contacted for a refund. You've seen that Winter Olympic sport with the rocks and sweeping and yelling, but do you know what's actually going on? Sign up for this 2-hour class with the Atlanta Curling Club and we'll explain everything as you learn step-by-step how to throw a stone and sweep it into the "house." We'll cover sweeping, collisions, why the stone "curls" in the wrong direction, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Bird-banding Demo with Atlanta Audubon

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 8:00am to 10:00am

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ticket holders will be contacted for a refund.Nothing connects us to the natural world quite like birds. However, with their ability to fly, it is often hard to see our feathered friends up close and personal. Join Atlanta Audubon Conservation Director Adam Betuel for the opportunity to see some of our wild birds in the hand. Adam will discuss the work Atlanta Audubon is overseeing, teach us about bird banding [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, Educators, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

BeltLine Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and learn about the world of science around you in this digital + social scavenger hunt. Visit the stops and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeltLineHunt20 to track your progress. Those who post all the stops before midnight on 3/20 will be entered to win some Atlanta Science Festival Merch! Find the map here. If you're using a mobile device, be sure to open the link in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Family Zoo Yoga: Elephants!

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Forget tree pose, let’s do trunk pose! Learn about elephants and try out some elephant-inspired yoga poses with our certified yoga instructor. This fun, interactive program is geared toward families with children ages 4+. Learn more here. Namaste!
Meet at the African Savannah.

There is plentiful free parking available onsite.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

8th Annual Latino College & STEM Fair

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

We invite you to our 8th Annual Latino College and STEM Fair at Georgia Tech! Come join us for bilingual workshops, fun hands-on activities for the entire family, a college fair, and inspirational conversations with Latino college students, parents, professors, and other STEM professionals. This will be a free, fun, educational and exciting event organized by Georgia Tech’s GoSTEM program. You don’t want to miss it!

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School

KidGineers Hackathon

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ticket holders will be contacted about a refund.

Girls ages 11-16! Come learn how to make a website and an app at our engineering hackathon! Spend the day with us brainstorming problems in your community and designing digital solutions! A light breakfast, lunch and snacks are included.

There is limited free parking in front of the building that you may use when dropping kids off.

AUDIENCE(S): Middle School, High School

Science of Star Wars

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. What might a “galaxy far, far away” be like? Ever wonder if, one day, you’ll be able to wield a lightsaber? Join professors from Georgia Tech for a discussion on the science and technology featured in Star Wars. Experts in astrobiology, robotics for exploring icy planets, and human-robot interactions will share their favorite technologies from the films and answer your questions. Stay late for "Investigating the Nanoscale," beginning at 11:00 am. This [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School, Families

We Eat Trash: The Science Behind Worm Composting

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ticket holders will be contacted for a refund. What happens to that moldy package of strawberries you throw away once they're in your trash can? What about your vegetable scraps from cooking? They eventually break down or decompose. Worms love to eat food like this! Join UGA Extension as we learn about using our household food waste to feed worms that can turn our trash into rich compost for our gardens. [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families

I.D. the Trees!

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. If Atlanta is really "The City in the Forest" shouldn't we know what kind of trees surround us? Join DeKalb County's Ranger Jonah for a walk all about trees. Learn techniques for identifying trees by their bark, leaves, flowers, and fruit. From the common water oak to the rare winged elm, come fall in love with trees at Mason Mill Park! Once inside the park, meet at the South Peachtree Creek [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Little Critters Day

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

This event has changed dates and will no longer be part of the 2020 Atlanta Science Festival.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Preschool

Biomechanics Day: Animals in Motion

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ever wonder how snakes slither or how frogs use their tongues? Why do flamingos stand on one leg and what is the physics behind elephant trunks? Drop in at Zoo Atlanta to celebrate the diversity of animals on Earth and the incredible ways they move. With help from biomechanics experts at GA Tech, you can participate in live demonstrations and presentations that are sure to generate excitement about biomechanics and [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Discovery Day at GSU

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A note from the organizers: The safety of our community is our highest priority at Georgia State University. Out of an abundance of caution regarding the current coronavirus situation, our ASF at GSU event, "Discovery Day" is cancelled. We are coordinating with Atlanta Science Festival representatives regarding the possibility of rescheduling and information will be disseminated as decisions are made and options are clear. Please contact Rebecca Rizzo ([email protected]) [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Preschool, Middle School, Families, High School, Elem. School

Investigating the Nanoscale

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. How do scientists and engineers make and see nanoscale objects? What does your hair or an insect’s eye look like under a scanning electron microscope (SEM)? Through hands-on demos, learn what makes the nanoscale different, how harnessing it has led to improvements in products you use every day, and about future applications you can only imagine. Take a cleanroom tour and bring a sample (not wet and not greater than an [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Middle School, High School, Adults

All Eyes on Amphibians!

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Head over to Little Shop of Stories to hear some of our favorite stories about amphibians, followed by amphibian art amusement. We'll be using our scientific observation skills and live drawing some of our favorite amphibians! We will even meet some of the friendliest frogs in the world!

Paid street parking is available throughout downtown Decatur ($3/hour), all within a few blocks or closer to Little Shop of Stories.

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School, Preschool

Science Tales & Trails: Break the Cycle of Health Disparities

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. Science Tales & Trails is an outdoor social learning journey for those interested in hearing about or sharing science. Join Science for Georgia and Break the Cycle of Health Disparities as we highlight efforts to address the health, environmental, socio-economic, and ecological disparities of health for children living under adverse social and economic circumstances in communities. We’ll walk along ~1 mile of the Westside Beltline with occasional stops to rest [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School

Snake Day

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.Explore “snake senses” at the 6th annual Snake Day at Fernbank Science Center. What is up with those tongues? Where does the term “pit viper” come from? If rattlesnakes don’t have ears, why do they make noise to warn predators? Snake Day features family-friendly hands-on activities, informational talks, displays about snakes as pets and Georgia’s own native snakes, and of course, LOTS of live snakes to get up close & personal. [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Elem. School, Middle School

Gwinnett 4-H Wacky Science from UGA Extension

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We will be in touch with ticket holders regarding a refund.Can you power a blender and make a smoothie by riding a bike? Have you checked out the latest technology with 3D printing or tested water for bacteria? Join us for an afternoon of science exploration and mystery where we answer these questions and more. UGA Extension and community partners join together to present lots of fun where everyone [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Preschool

The Journey of Our Water

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. Ever wonder where our water comes from and what happens to water before and after we use it? Come take an educational journey and learn about the ENTIRE WATER TREATMENT CYCLE! Over 40,000 people have come to stand on top of millions of gallons of water going through the treatment process and learn about the latest in technology. And now you can [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Families

CCPLS Family Tech Time

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Robotics! Virtual reality! Hands-on science! Come on out to the Cobb County Public Library System's Family Tech Time for a family-friendly afternoon of fun and science. Educators are also invited to preview CCPLS STEM Stacker educator kits developed in partnership with the Georgia Science Teacher Association and UGA Cobb 4H.

Free parking is available onsite.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Preschool, Middle School, Elem. School

Ask a Scientist

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.WABE, Atlanta’s NPR station, presents scientists from different disciplines as they demystify their fields of study and offer us a chance to Ask A Scientist. Join WABE’s science reporter, Molly Samuel, and science enthusiasts of all ages, for an educational, entertaining, and exciting afternoon. Getting there: The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is closest to the Inman Park MARTA station on the blue and green rail lines. From the Inman Park station, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, Elem. School, Middle School, High School

Garden Detox

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. What's in your soil can impact your health! Drop in anytime to this open house event to learn about urban agriculture in Atlanta. Learn from farmers and scientists about how to start your own garden, potential risks from soil contamination, how heavy metals might be a source of contamination, and simple ways to clean your soil. Don’t forget to bring your own soil sample in a Ziploc bag to be tested [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Petri Dish Picassos

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Bacteria art - is it crazy, awesome, or both? Come learn about professional artists that use bacteria to make living artwork and learn how to become a petri dish Picasso yourself! Participants will be provided with agar plates, paints, and tools commonly used to “paint” with bacteria. You will get to take home your own petri dish masterpiece! Getting there: From the North Avenue MARTA station, board bus 1 and ride [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School, High School

DESIGNORAMA

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Sharing our Science: Drew Charter School
DESIGNORAMA is Drew Charter School's annual family-friendly celebration of inventing, making, and creating. This event brings together makers, crafters, inventors, hackers, scientists, and artists for a fair full of fun and inspiration. Come see what others are making and be inspired to tap into your own creativity!

Free parking is available on site.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Middle School, Elem. School, High School

Cuisine de Jardin! Cooking in the Garden!

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We will reach out to ticket-holders for a refund. Are you the next All Star Chef? Can you rise to the challenge? Turn up the fire on your cooking creativity with Cuisine de Jardin! This high-energy cooking competition will explore the biology of the plants we eat, the science of nutrition, and the art of food preparation. Junior chefs will prepare their own dish using mystery ingredients, all while learning [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Middle School, Elem. School

Superhero Science Night

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ticket holders will be contacted for a refund. Calling all superheroes! Grab your super suits and come to Children’s Museum of Atlanta to learn how to save the world with the power of STEM! Enter the Batcave to help catch Gotham’s villains, create lightning-like electricity with Storm, and become a brilliant botanist to defeat Poison Ivy. You won’t want to miss these out-of-this-world experiments, extraordinary shows, and incredible activities [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Preschool, Elem. School

Starry Night

Saturday, 03/14/2020 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. Come out for a telescopic tour of the evening sky, see objects in our solar system and beyond, and learn about the exciting astronomy research done at Georgia State. GSU astronomers will give you access to their research telescopes along with smaller telescopes to show you the observable stars and planets in our night sky, weather permitting. Limited parking is available, please consider carpooling, and drive carefully. [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Sunday, March 15, 2020

BeltLine Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, 03/15/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and learn about the world of science around you in this digital + social scavenger hunt. Visit the stops and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeltLineHunt20 to track your progress. Those who post all the stops before midnight on 3/20 will be entered to win some Atlanta Science Festival Merch! Find the map here. If you're using a mobile device, be sure to open the link in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

How to Count Squirrels (and Why)

Sunday, 03/15/2020 - 8:30am to 10:30am

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. From the team that brought you the Central Park Squirrel Census: Why count squirrels? What can we learn by paying attention to the common Eastern gray? And how do you know you're not counting the same squirrel twice? Come tally Sciurus carolinensis (er, count squirrels) with the Squirrel Census and discover how this citizen science activity uses a unique methodology to teach us about squirrels, urban wildlife, ourselves, and how we [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School

Salamander Stroll

Sunday, 03/15/2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.Come on out to Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve in Decatur and witness wildlife with regional experts from the Amphibian Foundation. Become ‘citizen scientists’ and perform an amphibian ‘bioblitz’ inventory of the preserve documenting salamanders and frogs in one of the last strongholds for amphibians inside of the perimeter! Everyone and their families are encouraged to attend and bring your cell phones to upload images of what we find to iNaturalist. Getting there: [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Families

Movement Love

Sunday, 03/15/2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.Emotions influence our bodies. Thoughts register neurological connections in our brains. Memories inform our actions and our movements. It’s all an interactive dance of experience, perception, decision, and happenstance; a push and pull dialogue during any moment in time. Join us at Atlanta Contemporary for an opportunity to expand that dialogue at Movement Love – a yoga series that explores the brain-body connection through a scientific lens. Yoga doesn’t just have [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Eco-Geo Expedition

Sunday, 03/15/2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A note from the organizers: The safety of our community is our highest priority at Georgia State University. Out of an abundance of caution regarding the weather forecast and the current coronavirus situation, our ASF at GSU event, "Eco-Geo Expedition" at Arabia Mountain is cancelled. We are coordinating with Atlanta Science Festival representatives regarding the possibility of rescheduling and information will be disseminated as decisions are made and options [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Adults, Elem. School

In My Granny's Garden

Sunday, 03/15/2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ticket holders will be contacted for a refund. The Alliance Theatre's Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young meets science! Join us for this play, based on the book by Pearl Cleage, that explores the glory of growing your own food. We'll be joined by a special scientist guest, Chelsea Thomas, who will share knowledge about some of the creatures living in our gardens. Use discount code ASF2020 for 50% off [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Preschool, Families

Mathapalooza!

Sunday, 03/15/2020 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Explore the wonder of mathematics, art, performance, and magic! Spend the afternoon exploring puzzles and games and engaging with mathematics through music, magic tricks, movement, and visual art. You will be amazed at the beauty of mathematics and how it shows up everywhere in our lives. The event is free and open to the public. We encourage attendees to register in advance through the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival here Free parking [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School, Adults, Families, High School, Middle School

Don't You Snap at Me!

Sunday, 03/15/2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.Join us for a discussion and (completely safe) live exhibit exploring the biology, myths, and legends of our largest, most notorious, and most despised native vertebrates - the Snapping Turtle. See them up close and personal while learning about their ecology and the role they play in our urban ecosystem. Learn about the Amphibian Foundation’s urban turtle conservation programs which benefit our community as well as the turtles in our neighborhoods. Plentiful [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Families, Middle School, Elem. School

Roadside Geology

Sunday, 03/15/2020 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Tag along with two geologist-educators to see the beautiful building stones and folded natural rock layers of Midtown Atlanta, on a tour from Symphony Hall to Rhodes Hall. Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia, teams up with highly sought guest speaker from Georgia Mineral Society (GMS), Bill Waggener, to interpret the stories that rocks tell. Each attendee will receive a Georgia Mineral Society grab bag. Paid parking is available in the Woodruff Arts [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Educators

Small Bites & Science Day on the Farm

Sunday, 03/15/2020 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join us for a day of science on the farm with Small Bites Adventure Club! You’ll prepare and try new foods with farmers and chefs, exploring the math and science from farm to plate along the way. You’ll also learn how small urban veggie farms can help feed a city. Wear outside clothes and shoes, and make sure you bring water. Registration for this event is appreciated, but not required. Parking is [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Preschool

Splash into Stream Science

Sunday, 03/15/2020 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A note from the organizers: The safety of our community is our highest priority at Georgia State University. Out of an abundance of caution regarding the weather forecast and the current coronavirus situation, our ASF at GSU event, "Splash into Stream Science" at Cascade Springs Nature Preserve is cancelled. We are coordinating with Atlanta Science Festival representatives regarding the possibility of rescheduling and information will be disseminated as [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Adults, Elem. School

How to Count Squirrels (and Why)

Sunday, 03/15/2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. From the team that brought you the Central Park Squirrel Census: Why count squirrels? What can we learn by paying attention to the common Eastern gray? And how do you know you're not counting the same squirrel twice? Come tally Sciurus carolinensis (er, count squirrels) with the Squirrel Census and discover how this citizen science activity uses a unique methodology to teach us about squirrels, urban wildlife, ourselves, and how we [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School

Get Involved! Citizen Science Night

Sunday, 03/15/2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. Looking to see how YOU can contribute to ongoing scientific initiatives in Atlanta? Parents – do you want to find ways to get involved with your kids doing real-world science? Then come to Fernbank Museum and learn all about local citizen science initiatives. Find out how you can be a part of these exciting initiatives during a social hour with scientists following [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Monday, March 16, 2020

BeltLine Scavenger Hunt

Monday, 03/16/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and learn about the world of science around you in this digital + social scavenger hunt. Visit the stops and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeltLineHunt20 to track your progress. Those who post all the stops before midnight on 3/20 will be entered to win some Atlanta Science Festival Merch! Find the map here. If you're using a mobile device, be sure to open the link in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Mad Science Fest

Monday, 03/16/2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

Come join the YMCA and TAG-ED for a day of family fun! At the Mad Fun Fest you’ll have a chance to do fun experiments, enjoy special activities by the Alliance Theatre, STE(A)M Truck, the Brown Toy Box, and a few other surprise guests! Join us to learn how you can be a champion for STEAM education in your family and community.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families

Mathapalooza After Dark!

Monday, 03/16/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ticket holders will be contacted about refund. Just what do mathematicians do after dark, when they have said QED to their workday? Do they sing and dance off to infinity? Do they take their singularities and push their boundaries? Yes - Innumerable such transformations happen! And now, for the first time ever, the public has the chance to see mathematicians along with some of Atlanta's most creative artists performing some [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Math Trivia: Fun to the (n+1)st Degree!

Monday, 03/16/2020 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.Which well-known mathematical constant's name is meant to be an abbreviation of the Greek word perimetros, meaning circumference? What statistical term for a measure of center is also the word for the center of a divided highway? What Belgian comic book series includes a character named Professor Calculus, absent-minded physicist who invented the moon rocket and the shark-shaped submarine? If you answered “π”, “Median”, and “The Adventures of Tintin”, then come [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

BeltLine Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, 03/17/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and learn about the world of science around you in this digital + social scavenger hunt. Visit the stops and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeltLineHunt20 to track your progress. Those who post all the stops before midnight on 3/20 will be entered to win some Atlanta Science Festival Merch! Find the map here. If you're using a mobile device, be sure to open the link in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Surface Tension and Suminagashi

Tuesday, 03/17/2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Science is art! Join us for an engaging activity exploring where science and art meet. Why is surface tension important? Because it may allow engineers to create items that can "walk on water." You’ll learn about the study of surface tension and the ancient Japanese art of beautiful Suminagashi, and you’ll even get to create beautiful works of art yourself! Free parking is available onsite. This event repeats at other libraries on [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Middle School, Elem. School

It's My Brain! My Brain Made Me Do It!

Tuesday, 03/17/2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Have you ever wondered what a human brain looks and feels like in person? How your brain works and influences the way you behave? Why some animals are more aggressive than others? What the inside of a sheep brain looks and feels like? Follow your curiosity to Morehouse College, and join us for interactive activities and demonstrations with three psychology professors with expertise in neuroscience and animal behavior. Driving directions to Morehouse [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School, Middle School, High School, Families

Cobb 4-H Family Science Night

Tuesday, 03/17/2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Come join the fun at Family Science Night with Cobb County 4-H as you explore science through hands-on and engaging activities! Rotate through various stations to explore concepts such as food science, animal science, agriscience, virtual reality technology, biological science, and more! There will be door prizes, learning, and of course plenty of fun! Drop in any time during the event. Cobb 4-H Family Science Night parking is free. Look [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

BeltLine Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, 03/18/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and learn about the world of science around you in this digital + social scavenger hunt. Visit the stops and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeltLineHunt20 to track your progress. Those who post all the stops before midnight on 3/20 will be entered to win some Atlanta Science Festival Merch! Find the map here. If you're using a mobile device, be sure to open the link in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Outdoor STEAM

Wednesday, 03/18/2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and a host of partners to experience O-STEAM: Outdoor Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math at the 26-acre Outdoor Activity Center in Southwest Atlanta, a part of the Atlanta Children's Forest Network! This amazing and engaging hands-on experience will celebrate the urban forest, urban watersheds, wildlife, environmental engineering applications that improve health and well-being, the arts and “going green” technologies that advance urban [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School, Middle School, Families, Preschool

Bio-Bus: Elementary Weather

Wednesday, 03/18/2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A note from the organizers: The safety of our community is our highest priority at Georgia State University. Out of an abundance of caution regarding the current coronavirus situation, our ASF at GSU event, "GSU Bio Bus" is cancelled. We are coordinating with Atlanta Science Festival representatives regarding the possibility of rescheduling and information will be disseminated as decisions are made and options are clear. Please contact Verdy Jocelyn ([email protected]) [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Cursive & Cocktails: The Science of Handwriting

Wednesday, 03/18/2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We will be in touch with ticketholders about a refund. Is writing by hand passé? Do keyboards replace the need for cursive? Join us at this hands-on event to learn the science of why handwriting still matters. As you sip on selected specialty cocktails, you'll get to try your hand at different calligraphy styles and learn more about what happens in your brain while you write. El Ponce will provide [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Queer Scientists Panel

Wednesday, 03/18/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Did you realize that many students and academics in STEM fields who identify as LGBTQ+ do not come out to their colleagues, feel unsafe in their work environments, and experience harassment at higher rates than other individuals? Let's work to change that by celebrating the contributions of LGBTQ+ scientists with this panel of local students and professionals who will share the stories of their paths to science and success. Parking is [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Middle School, High School, Adults

Comic Strip Science

Wednesday, 03/18/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The internet and social media have revolutionized the way we are able to share scientific findings. Science has even found its way into comic strips! Join us to hear scientist and artist Garfield T. Kwan share with us how his Squidtoons comics walk the line between scientific accuracy and visual appeal. Getting there: The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is closest to the Inman Park MARTA station on the blue and [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

It’s Only Natural: Examining the Art of Scientific Illustration

Wednesday, 03/18/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join Fernbank Science Center as they debut a new exhibit with featured speaker, Gene Wright, UGA Chair of Scientific Illustration. Professor Wright will highlight his students’ successes, and discuss historic and modern techniques of scientific illustration. The exhibit, It’s Only Natural, will feature the artwork of UGA students and selected renderings from DeKalb County Schools fifth graders. Arrive early to preview the artwork. Following the presentation, enjoy refreshments and meet the [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School, Families, Elem. School

Science in Little 5 Points: The Science Behind Sour Beer

Wednesday, 03/18/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ticket holders will be contacted for a refund. Explore the world of living organisms that produce one of the world's favorite beverages: beer! We will focus on the different ways beer can be made tart and refreshing from centuries old ways of cultivating wild yeast to new fangled lactic souring techniques. Learn first-hand about the types of bacteria (good and bad) that can grow in beer and how all of these [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Science Improv

Wednesday, 03/18/2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ticket holders will be contacted about a refund.It's improv comedy with a science twist! Come see experienced improv actors and professional scientists take the stage together to put on a unique entertaining and educational experience. The audience will provide scientific suggestions to drive the performance, and you're sure to have a great time and come away having learned something too! Comedy improvisation has never been geekier. Free parking available onsite behind [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Middle School, High School, Families, Adults

Thursday, March 19, 2020

BeltLine Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, 03/19/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and learn about the world of science around you in this digital + social scavenger hunt. Visit the stops and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeltLineHunt20 to track your progress. Those who post all the stops before midnight on 3/20 will be entered to win some Atlanta Science Festival Merch! Find the map here. If you're using a mobile device, be sure to open the link in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

STEMCon

Thursday, 03/19/2020 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Disease detectives are hard at work here in Atlanta! Northrop Grumman employees use science and data daily as they help us battle germs. Meet up with us to learn how disease detectives fight contagions and become a disease detective yourself!

Space is limited. Parents need only register for their child (children), not themselves.

Parking is available onsite.

AUDIENCE(S): Middle School

Become an Archaeologist!

Thursday, 03/19/2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Have you ever wondered how people lived in the past? Archaeologists are the detectives of science working to answer this question. Join Emory University experts for a set of activities where you can learn how to extract DNA, perform chemical analysis to discover the uses of artifacts, and put ancient objects and skeletons back together like a puzzle. Parents and kids alike can ask Emory anthropologists about their work and hear [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School

Science & Spirituality

Thursday, 03/19/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Science asks the how questions and the answers need to be qualified. Spirituality asks the why questions, and the answers may be broader. Join us for an evening of questions and answers as we explore the intersections between science and spirituality. br>Getting there: MARTA bus 2 serves First Christian Church of Decatur, operating east/west between East Lake station and North Ave station along E. Ponce de Leon Ave. and East Lake Rd. Plentiful [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

The Story Collider

Thursday, 03/19/2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ticket holders will be contacted about a refund. The Story Collider brings true, personal stories about science to life. At this live show, you'll hear scientists tell heartwarming (and heartbreaking) stories about their failures, successes, and everything in between, and you'll also hear from people who haven't had a formal connection to science in years. Science is a part of all of our lives and The Story Collider brings chemists, comedians, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Friday, March 20, 2020

BeltLine Scavenger Hunt

Friday, 03/20/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Atlanta BeltLine and learn about the world of science around you in this digital + social scavenger hunt. Visit the stops and post a photo to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeltLineHunt20 to track your progress. Those who post all the stops before midnight on 3/20 will be entered to win some Atlanta Science Festival Merch! Find the map here. If you're using a mobile device, be sure to open the link in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Science for EveryBODY

Friday, 03/20/2020 - 9:00am to 12:15pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join us as we take a tour through the human body and explore the inner workings of the amazing place we call home. Peer through a microscope, touch a real brain, see the inside of a real heart and interact with exciting exhibits designed to help kids from 2 to 102 better understand how we live, breath, work, and smile. Parking lot A will be the best parking, but visitors are welcome [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Middle School, Families, High School, Elem. School

Sprouting Scientists

Friday, 03/20/2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Little ones can be scientists too! Bring your toddler to discover the fabulous world of plants and animals at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Hands on stations focusing on the natural world will introduce toddlers to life science concepts such as metamorphosis and plant diversity. Come and run among the spring blooms, listen to bird songs and have fun at our specially designed stations. Getting there: Atlanta Botanical Garden is accessible [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Preschool

Discovering Science Through Art

Friday, 03/20/2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Investigate the wonder of science and nature through the perspective of an artist! Drop in during the afternoon to explore the art of Garfield Kwan, scientist and comic artist. Hear him talk about his art and what he finds important in depicting science through comics. Take a look at the specimens on display (fish, crabs, squid and more) and try your own hand, with a little guidance, at drawing what you [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, Middle School, High School, Elem. School

Chemistry Carnival

Friday, 03/20/2020 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Come one, come all, to the Chemistry Carnival! Learn about the cutting-edge research Emory studies through carnival games like Peptide Jenga and Bacterial Telepathy! Prizes will be awarded and scientists will be onsite to explain the laboratory research hiding behind each fun game concept. Great field trip opportunity! Getting there: MARTA bus 6 serves Emory University, operating north/south between Inman Park and Lindbergh stations. Nearby parking is available in the Peavine Visitor Lot [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School, High School

Physics Live!

Friday, 03/20/2020 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. 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, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School

Health Hacks Coding Workshops

Friday, 03/20/2020 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.During the Health Hacks Workshop, you'll get the opportunity to immerse yourself into the foundations of coding and its application to improving health in the community. You'll have help from expert mentors to spark inspiration and assist with coding through interactive workshops. No coding experience required. Food, lessons and laptops included! Getting there: MARTA bus 6 serves Emory University, operating north/south between Inman Park and Lindbergh stations.Nearby parking is available in the [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Middle School, High School

Tracking and Embodying Atlanta’s Animals

Friday, 03/20/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We will reach out to ticket-holders with a refund. What animal left those tracks in the mud outside your backdoor, or next to the stream where you walk your dog? Atlanta may be a large urban city, but more than just people and their pets live among us. What stories can we tell from animal tracks once we understand how to identify and interpret them? This fun interactive workshop teaches [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Intro to Curling - Exploring the Boundary Where Granite Meets Ice

Friday, 03/20/2020 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Ticket holders will be contacted for a refund. You've seen that Winter Olympic sport with the rocks and sweeping and yelling, but do you know what's actually going on? Sign up for this 2-hour class with the Atlanta Curling Club and we'll explain everything as you learn step-by-step how to throw a stone and sweep it into the "house." We'll cover sweeping, collisions, why the stone "curls" in the wrong direction [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Exploration Expo

Saturday, 03/21/2020 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. Come on out to the explosive conclusion of the 2020 Atlanta Science Festival!
Emory

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

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