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Saturday, March 12, 2022

Learning from Nature: Biomimicry Design Challenge

Saturday, 03/12/2022 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Nature's been solving problems for eons! What can we learn from the natural world and how can we apply it to help humans? Find out how you can make the world a better place by learning from the original designer herself, Mother Nature. We'll be using biology as a spark of inspiration for our biomimicry design challenge. Join us at the Museum of Design Atlanta for a morning of fun and learning from Nature in [..]

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

Salamander Stroll - CANCELED

Saturday, 03/12/2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am

CANCELED. Due to extreme cold temperatures, we have decided to cancel this walk. Aside from the fact that walkers would likely be unhappy, we know for sure the salamanders would be unhappy if we were to flip over their warm log hiding spots. We don't want to disturb them and expose them to extreme temperatures. Sorry to have to cancel - this is one of our favorites!

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

Discovery Walks: Cascade Springs Nature Preserve - POSTPONED

Saturday, 03/12/2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

SOLD OUT
This event has been combined with the second session of this event at 1pm on Sunday March 13. All registrants should instead come on Sunday. If you are interested in just picking up a map, to do the walk, we will have a volunteer stationed on Sunday to hand out maps. No one will be at the park on Saturday.

Scroll down for information about COVID safety guidelines for this event.

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

Discovery Walks: Sweet Auburn - CANCELED

Saturday, 03/12/2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Because temperatures are hovering at 33 degrees during this scheduled event, we have decided to cancel. Please note that you can come pick up a map instead on Sunday, March 13 from 1-3pm. See more here. Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected], and we'd be happy to mail you a map during the month of March.

Scroll down for information about COVID safety guidelines for this event.

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

Rock 'n Walk - POSTPONED

Saturday, 03/12/2022 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

POSTPONED: Due to concerns about black ice on the mountain, we have made the decision to postpone Rock n Walk to next Sunday. We apologize for the last minute change. See the listing here. Millions of years ago, a massive magma chamber cooled below the ground just outside of what is now Atlanta, never erupting through to the surface. Today, we call it Stone Mountain. Join folks from Georgia State University Geosciences on a hike [..]

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

What's Up in the Night Sky?

Saturday, 03/12/2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Explore the universe from home and imagine life as an alien as you investigate the night sky with and create your own extra terrestrial being. Scientists from Georgia State University's Physics and Astronomy Department will lead through a tour of the universe via an online application and provide instructions for exploring the effects of light pollution and creating an alien life form. All you need are basic materials from home and your imagination. A zoom [..]

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

Build-a-Brain

Saturday, 03/12/2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

SOLD OUT Our amazing brains evolved here on earth along with other animals' brains. How do brains allow humans to use tools, rats to use smell to navigate, and birds FLY? If you could build the brain of your own imaginary creature, what would it look like? Join Georgia State University neuroscience majors to learn about the evolution of brains, what the different parts of the brain do, and then create your own imaginary [..]

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

Cuisine du Jardin

Saturday, 03/12/2022 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

SOLD OUT Cuisinons! Let's Cook! Join the Village Tutorial and Enrichment Program as we combine the idea of French food recipes with natural foods that are optimally beneficial for, le coeur, the heart, at the same time! We'll dive into the science of nutrition and healthy eating while drumming up a fun cooking competition! Bring your most creative and delicious recipe for local chefs to taste! All Foodies are welcome! Rendez-vous dans le [..]

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

MindCraft! The Science of Crafting

Saturday, 03/12/2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you a maker or a crafter? Ever given much thought to some of the science and technology secrets behind your favorite hobby? Or maybe you haven't picked your pandemic hobby yet and want some inspiration! Make your own mini-crafts and learn about the science of materials in knitting, origami, flower pressing, pottery, and more. Join the Georgia Tech STEM Communication and Outreach Group, and bring your family and friends to craft together! Please note that [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School

Playing Mother Nature: Modeling Extreme Earth Phenomena at Your Fingertips

Saturday, 03/12/2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE. Due to cold temperatures, we've moved this event indoors to a building at Georgia Tech. Did you ever wish you could play the role of “Mother Nature” and alter the Earth system? The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech is excited to host “Playing Mother Nature: Modeling Extreme Earth Phenomena at Your Fingertips!” We invite Earth science enthusiasts (young and old) to join us to explode a [..]

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

Conversations in Creativity

Saturday, 03/12/2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

SOLD OUT Art and science are often unfairly placed at opposite ends of the spectrum. The overlaps between the two abound with art inspiring science, science inspiring art, and above all - creativity guiding both. Join Science Gallery, a new arts x science venue in Atlanta, for a conversation about creativity and how artists and scientists leverage the intersection of art and science to provoke dialogue and solutions for shared global challenges. WABE's [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Guthman Music, Art, and Technology Fair

Saturday, 03/12/2022 - 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. We'll have all sorts of amazing instruments for you to play and explore. See musicians, artists, engineers, and makers showcase their latest work at this hands-on, interactive showcase. The Fair will take place just before the Georgia Tech Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. Registration is not required for the free Fair, but tickets must be [..]

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

Twilight Tots - POSTPONED

Saturday, 03/12/2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

POSTPONED: Because of the forecasted cold temperatures, this event has been postponed until after the Festival on April 2. Please check in with Zoo Atlanta for further information. Bring your little ones for an evening of science exploration at the Zoo! Designed for families with children ages 0-5, you’ll get to enjoy a mini-tour of the Zoo and explore the amazing world of animals. We'll culminate the event with a fun science experiment and dance [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Preschool

Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Saturday, 03/12/2022 - 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, High School, Middle School

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Geocaching Adventure

Sunday, 03/13/2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. You'll never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, and Ira B. Melton Parks. [..]

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

Geocaching 101

Sunday, 03/13/2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

SOLD OUT Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. Join us for this session to learn all about how geocaching works and then set out to find more than 10 geocaches at Mason Mill Park. Along the way, you are invited to explore the park, learn [..]

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

Discovery Walks: Cascade Springs Nature Preserve

Sunday, 03/13/2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

SOLD OUT Science is all around us, often hidden in everyday places - where we live, where we play, and where we walk. On this docent-guided Discovery Walk through Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, you will uncover some of this secret science on a family-friendly 2.5 mile route with ten intriguing science stops. Join us for this guided walk, or pick up the free Discovery Walk map from our Docent and take off on your [..]

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

Discovery Walks: Sweet Auburn

Sunday, 03/13/2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Science is all around us, often hidden in everyday places - where we live, where we play, and where we walk. On this self-guided Discovery Walk through the Sweet Auburn District, you will uncover some of this secret science on a family-friendly 2.5 mile route with ten intriguing science stops. Pick up a free Discovery Walk map and take your family on an urban science and history adventure unique to Atlanta. Scroll down for information about [..]

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

Proctor Creek STEAM Scavenger Hunt & Hike

Sunday, 03/13/2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

SOLD OUT Join Groundwork Atlanta for an exciting exploration of this super cool in-town creek! We’ll be taking a two mile science hike along the Proctor Creek Greenway and learn along the way as we spice up our journey with a scavenger hunt! We’ll have clues sprinkled all along this tour of one of Atlanta’s hidden gems. As you explore this Westside waterway, you'll get to take a deep dive into the ecology of [..]

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

Not Just Newts: Behind the Scenes with the Amphibian Foundation

Sunday, 03/13/2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

SOLD OUT 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 working hard [..]

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

Mathematics in Motion

Sunday, 03/13/2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Explore the wonder of mathematics through the awesomeness of the performing arts! How do dancers and circus performers understand math and communicate its beauty with their unique talents? At Mathematics in Motion, you'll see original performances by some of Atlanta's most creative artists and witness the underlying inspiration of mathematics. Please join us for these unique performances and open your eyes to new ways of seeing math. There is a second performance of this [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School

Urban Slug Walk

Sunday, 03/13/2022 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

SOLD OUT Feeling sluggish? So are we! Come on out on a slug filled adventure (We hope! The cold temperatures may hamper our discoveries a bit!) where we'll use our eagle eyes to search for these slimy and fascinating creatures, and learn all about them as we hike through Sykes Park! Download the iNaturalist app beforehand, and we’ll use that to identify what we find and contribute data to the Atlanta SLIME (Snails and [..]

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

Not Just Newts: Behind the Scenes with the Amphibian Foundation

Sunday, 03/13/2022 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

SOLD OUT 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 working hard [..]

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

Mathematics in Motion

Sunday, 03/13/2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Explore the wonder of mathematics through the awesomeness of the performing arts! How do dancers and circus performers understand math and communicate its beauty with their unique talents? At Mathematics in Motion, you'll see original performances by some of Atlanta's most creative artists and witness the underlying inspiration of mathematics. Please join us for these unique performances and open your eyes to new ways of seeing math. There is an earlier performance of this [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School

Monday, March 14, 2022

Geocaching Adventure

Monday, 03/14/2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. You'll never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, and Ira B. Melton Parks. [..]

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

#SpeakUpForScience

Monday, 03/14/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

What do we want? Democracy! When do we want it? Now! But how do we get there? Speaking with your legislators is a perfect example of democracy in action. They can only serve community needs if they know what you care about. If science is what you care about, log in for this online session with Science for Georgia and learn how to effectively share your opinion with your legislator. Then come see our booth [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Geocaching Adventure

Tuesday, 03/15/2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. You'll never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, and Ira B. Melton Parks. [..]

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

12th Annual SSEF STEAM Showcase

Tuesday, 03/15/2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sandy Springs Education Force invites the entire community to their 12th annual, award-winning STEAM Showcase. No matter your age, you will enjoy dozens of interactive, hands-on technology and art demonstrations from STEAM business and educational leaders. Experience cutting-edge technology in the Internet of Things, robotics, gaming, healthcare, and entertainment exhibits. Join us at North Springs Charter High School for an evening of fun and fascinating science and technology. We promise you will leave inspired about [..]

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

Women in STEM: Learning from Monumental Leaders

Tuesday, 03/15/2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

If statues could speak, what would they say? Find out at this interactive online panel discussion, featuring successful women in various STEM careers from across the U.S. who all share one thing in common – they were featured in the largest display of female statues in the world through the IfThenSheCan Exhibit. These phenomenal women will be covering topics like the plethora of opportunities in STEM, how to prepare for these types of careers, the [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Middle School, Elem. School

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Geocaching Adventure

Wednesday, 03/16/2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. You'll never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, and Ira B. Melton Parks. [..]

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

Catch That Carbon! - POSTPONED

Wednesday, 03/16/2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Due to forecasted rain, we are rescheduling this event to a time after the Festival. If you are a ticket holder, please be on the lookout for an email with more information. Vacant spaces into vibrant places! Groundwork Atlanta takes city spots to which you may not have given a second glance and turns them into spaces that matter to people in our city. Join us in one of these very spots that we’ve used [..]

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

Franken-Frogs

Wednesday, 03/16/2022 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

SOLD OUT Franken-frogs!!!! They’re alive, they're...ALIVE! Hop to it and discover how electricity powers nature. We'll use origami skills to make our own folded paper frogs, then bring our little amphibians to life using static electricity, the shocking phenomenon found in everything from bees to lightning. Come and create your own Franken-Frog in this fun-filled science craft activity. This event takes place at 5 different library locations throughout the Festival. Check the schedule for [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Science Improv

Wednesday, 03/16/2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

SOLD OUT It's improv comedy with a science twist! Come see experienced improv actors and professional scientists, engineers, and mathematicians take the stage together to put on a unique entertainment and educational experience. The audience will provide scientific suggestions to drive the performance, and our improv nerd troupe will put on a show! You’re sure to have a great time and come away having learned something too! Comedy improvisation has never been geekier. Scroll down for [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Geocaching Adventure

Thursday, 03/17/2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. You'll never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, and Ira B. Melton Parks. [..]

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

Botanical Mysteries

Thursday, 03/17/2022 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Use your super sleuth skills to solve botanical mysteries at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. For this self-led adventure, families pick up a guide in the Visitor Center before embarking on their botanical voyage through the beautiful spring garden. The journey will include five stops where families become plant scientists to uncover clues. A perfect activity for your budding botanist! Materials for this self-guided tour will be available daily from March 17-March 20. Suggested ages: 6 [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Roadside Geology

Thursday, 03/17/2022 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

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. Along with the tour, you'll get a GMS grab bag with the admission price. This event repeats on [..]

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

Fernbank Forest Wildflower Walk

Thursday, 03/17/2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

SOLD OUT March is not just time for the Science Festival...this month marks the start of spring and the beginnings of flowers blooming around us! Join us for a small group walk to celebrate the beginning of the season in Fernbank Forest. On this guided walk through our lush forest landscape, you’ll learn all about the different kinds of native wildflowers found both in the forest and around Atlanta. This event repeats later in the [..]

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

STEMfest: Interactive Science for Families at Oglethorpe University

Thursday, 03/17/2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SOLD OUT Click the ticket link to add your name to the waitlist Calling all science enthusiasts! Ready to get your science on in Brookhaven? Come on over to Oglethorpe University to join university students and science faculty geeking out and interacting with cool STEM activities! We'll wow you with chemistry, blow your mind with biology, have some fun with physics, and get you excited about all that science has to offer. Join [..]

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

Gwinnett Family Science Night

Thursday, 03/17/2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

SOLD OUT Science is Magic that works! Join us for a night of some wacky and wild science experiments where youth and parents together will get a chance to become mad scientists with our interactive, hands-on activities. Participants will have a chance to explore some kitchen science, space exploration and experiments, as well as have a chance to make an explosion. Bam! We are exploding with science that we want to share with you! Scroll down [..]

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

Tech Talks: Unique and Diverse Perspectives in Science

Thursday, 03/17/2022 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for an enlightening evening as we share with you inspiring talks and stories from Georgia Tech's diverse research community. Students and faculty from STEM departments across the university will bring their perspectives about their science journey, share what they hope to do to improve their fields, and how that will impact lives. Following each talk, you’ll have the chance to ask questions and speak directly to each researcher. Scroll down for information about [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School

Friday, March 18, 2022

Geocaching Adventure

Friday, 03/18/2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. You'll never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, and Ira B. Melton Parks. [..]

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

Fun Science Hacks with Dr. Jo Hecker

Friday, 03/18/2022 - 7:45am to 8:45am

What is the 'magic' behind the fabulous "Ames room“? How do pickles get tickled by high voltage? What can you see with infrared eyes? What happens to styrofoam frogs in a pressure cooker? Can plastic cups remember? How can you inflate a knotted balloon? Why don‘t suction cups work on the moon? So many questions - and a show full of answers! As Science Entertainer Jo Hecker puts it: "I don’t like science. I love science!“ Scroll [..]

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

Botanical Mysteries

Friday, 03/18/2022 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Use your super sleuth skills to solve botanical mysteries at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. For this self-led adventure, families pick up a guide in the Visitor Center before embarking on their botanical voyage through the beautiful spring garden. The journey will include five stops where families become plant scientists to uncover clues. A perfect activity for your budding botanist! Materials for this self-guided tour will be available daily from March 17-March 20. Suggested ages: 6 [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

The Wizard of Oz: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Friday, 03/18/2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am

SOLD OUT Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Frisch Marionettes as they introduce you to The Wizard of Oz! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations, and much more! Have a blast learning about the weather, simple machines, and the STEAM of puppetry. For a 25% off discount for these special ASF shows, use code "ASF" when purchasing [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

The Wizard of Oz: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Friday, 03/18/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

SOLD OUT Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Frisch Marionettes as they introduce you to The Wizard of Oz! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations, and much more! Have a blast learning about the weather, simple machines, and the STEAM of puppetry. For a 25% off discount for these special ASF shows, use code "ASF" when purchasing [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Hack the Earth: People Focused, Earth Centered

Friday, 03/18/2022 - 6:00pm to 5:00pm

*This event was previously titled Atlanta Environmental Health Hackathon* How can YOU solve the environmental health problems in Atlanta? Air quality and lead exposure are both issues causing health problems in the city. With your ideas for innovative public policy or product solutions, we can start addressing these problems. On Friday evening, attend the virtual kick-off info session to be briefed on the issues by experienced Emory students. Attend virtual office hours with Emory students throughout [..]

AUDIENCE(S): High School, Middle School

Cannabis Chronicles

Friday, 03/18/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Geocaching Adventure

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. You'll never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, and Ira B. Melton Parks. [..]

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

Exploring Atlanta's Birds

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 9:00am to 10:30am

SOLD OUT Join Georgia Audubon to explore the diversity of birds that call Atlanta home! Led by an ornithologist (a biologist who studies birds), we will explore the new Westside Park--Atlanta's newest and largest park that is home to over 100 species of birds! Come learn about the birds who live in Atlanta year-round, those passing through on their spring migratory journeys, and how you can learn to identify and protect birds in your [..]

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

Georgia Pollinator Field Day

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

SOLD OUT Pollinators are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world’s flowering plants. They ensure full harvests and seed production for agricultural products, and provide for healthy plants in our own backyards, community gardens and other urban areas. Join us for fun, family-friendly hands-on activities and field games as we learn about Georgia’s primary pollinators. Not just bees, but wasps, birds, butterflies, moths, slugs, snails and more! You'll learn more about all these [..]

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

Latino College & STEM Fair

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

We invite you to our 10th Annual Latino College and STEM Fair! Join us online for bilingual workshops, and inspirational conversations with Latino college students, parents, professors, and other STEM professionals. Various prizes and raffles for attendees. Hands-on STEM workshops will be available for schools and community organizations. This will be a free, fun, educational and exciting event organized by Georgia Tech’s GoSTEM program in partnership with HoPe (Hispanic Organization Promoting Education). You don’t want [..]

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

Botanical Mysteries

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Use your super sleuth skills to solve botanical mysteries at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. For this self-led adventure, families pick up a guide in the Visitor Center before embarking on their botanical voyage through the beautiful spring garden. The journey will include five stops where families become plant scientists to uncover clues. A perfect activity for your budding botanist! Materials for this self-guided tour will be available daily from March 17-March 20. Suggested ages: 6 [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

HealthHacks 2022

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Registration for this event has closed. Want to learn about the different types of COVID-19 vaccines? What is in your COVID self-test kit that detects COVID-19? Join us at Healthhacks 2022, an annual health-themed hackathon for middle school and high school girls! Come learn to code with Scratch and create your own project to address global health problems! Workshop themes this year include nutrition and food insecurity in Atlanta and the health of immigrant children [..]

AUDIENCE(S): High School, Middle School

Learning from Nature: Biomimicry Design Challenge

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 9:30am to 11:30am

SOLD OUT Click the ticket link to add your name to the waitlist Nature's been solving problems for eons! What can we learn from the natural world and how can we apply it to help humans? Find out how you can make the world a better place by learning from the original designer herself, Mother Nature. We'll be using biology as a spark of inspiration for our biomimicry design challenge. Join us [..]

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

Superhero Science Day

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Science gives us all superpowers! Dress up as your favorite superhero and come to Children’s Museum of Atlanta to learn how to save the world with the power of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! We'll have stations set up all around the Museum for your little superhero to dive into the amazing world of STEM! Join us and save the world with STEM! Note that this event has two sessions on Saturday March 19 at 9:30am [..]

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

Family Workshop: All About Monarchs

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am

SOLD OUT Click the ticket link to add your name to the waitlist Monarch butterfly populations are declining, and they need us to help! Join us at this event where we will discover the incredible life cycle of the monarch butterfly - including the annual journey they make to Mexico. Some of these butterflies are flying as far as 3000 miles! We'll also learn about the best plants to have in [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families

Fernbank Forest Wildflower Walk

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am

SOLD OUT March is not just time for the Science Festival...this month marks the start of spring and the beginnings of flowers blooming around us! Join us for a small group walk to celebrate the beginning of the season in Fernbank Forest. On this guided walk through our lush forest landscape, you’ll learn all about the different kinds of native wildflowers found both in the forest and around Atlanta. This event repeats earlier in the [..]

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

Bugs & Bytes: Exploring Insect Farming as Food of the Future!

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

SOLD OUT Join WunderGrubs to explore the super powers of mealworms! We will explore a mealworm vertical farm in Midtown near Piedmont Park on the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail. Come learn about the mealworms and all of the cool ways they can be used to help solve many of today's environmental problems as a food, feed, and fertilizer, plus so much more! There will be a virtual Scavenger Hunt March 14-18, 2022 with prizes [..]

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

Discovery Walks: Decatur

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

SOLD OUT (docent walk only - feel free to come grab a map for your own walk) Science is all around us, often hidden in everyday places - where we live, where we play, and where we walk. On this docent-guided Discovery Walk through downtown Decatur, you will uncover some of this secret science on a family-friendly 3.5 mile route with ten intriguing science stops. Join us for this guided walk, or pick up the [..]

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

Discovery Walks: Piedmont Park & Beltline

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Holy moly! You cleaned us out! Sorry - we've had to shut down today because we've run out of maps! But we'll be back on the Beltline tomorrow! Come on by! Science is all around us, often hidden in everyday places - where we live, where we play, and where we walk. On this self-guided Discovery Walk down the Beltline and into Piedmont Park, you will uncover some of this secret science on a family-friendly 4 [..]

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

Taking Out the Trash

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Registration for this event has closed. Walk around any creek in the city and you'll sadly find lots of trash. Explore the efforts underway in the Proctor Creek watershed to reduce the volume of trash entering the creek and help partners develop solutions to this problem. This interactive workshop will include a brief tour of a trash trap on the creek, an overview of the trash tracking data process, and hands-on activities for you to [..]

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

ID the Trees!

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

SOLD OUT 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! We'll take a stroll through Mason Mill Park and learn techniques for identifying trees by their bark, leaves, flowers, and fruit. Find out to tell a Loblolly pine from other native pines! From the common water oak to the rare winged elm, [..]

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

Georgia Tech Science and Engineering Day

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

SOLD OUT Georgia Tech is opening its doors for the Atlanta Science Festival! Whether you’re interested in robotics, brains, biology, space, art, nanotechnology, paper, computer science, wearables, bioengineering, chemical engineering, or systems engineering, there will be activities for you. We'll have stations, talks and tours set up all over campus for you to learn about the cutting edge science and technology happening right in Midtown! We can't wait to share our lab tours, hands-on [..]

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

ATL Heat Watch Campaign - CANCELED

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been canceled.

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

The Secret Science of Sports

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

SOLD OUT Join award-winning children's author Jennifer Swanson for some interactive fun with STEM and Sports! As the author of The Secret Science of Sports, she'll help you learn all about the forces that help you engineer the perfect throw, kick, or catch. On top of that, we'll dive into the neuroscience and technology that helps us to perform better at our favorite sports. Learning the science behind sport, just may help you become [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Drive-In Demos. Chemistry From Your Car

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Registration for this event has closed.You may have been to a drive-in show or movie before, but did they have explosions? Crazy experiments with color changes? Join us as Emory chemists present a live action chemistry demo show that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car! Learn about the chemistry of the world around us - from the smallest atom to the biggest explosion. Come see fire, ice, bubbles, and watch as we [..]

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

Build-a-Brain

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

SOLD OUT Our amazing brains evolved here on earth along with other animals' brains. How do brains allow humans to use tools, rats to use smell to navigate, and birds FLY? If you could build the brain of your own imaginary creature, what would it look like? Join Georgia State University neuroscience majors to learn about the evolution of brains, what the different parts of the brain do, and then create your own [..]

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

Mesocosm Madness @ Metamorphosis Meadow - CANCELED

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been canceled.

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

The Wizard of Oz: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Frisch Marionettes as they introduce you to The Wizard of Oz! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations, and much more! Have a blast learning about the weather, simple machines, and the STEAM of puppetry. For a 25% off discount for these special ASF shows, use code "ASF" when purchasing your tickets. This event [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Drive-In Demos. Chemistry From Your Car

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Registration for this event has closed.You may have been to a drive-in show or movie before, but did they have explosions? Crazy experiments with color changes? Join us as Emory chemists present a live action chemistry demo show that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car! Learn about the chemistry of the world around us - from the smallest atom to the biggest explosion. Come see fire, ice, bubbles, and watch as we [..]

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

Splash into Stream Science

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

SOLD OUT Examine the world of water by catching and studying bugs that reveal the health of a local stream in southwestern Atlanta. Test water quality and learn how changing environmental conditions can affect the livelihood of habitats and how that relates to human activities. Join in games and engage in laboratory and field science at different stations next to the creek, or jump in and “get your feet wet” to participate in data collection in [..]

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

Drive-In Demos. Chemistry From Your Car

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Registration for this event has closed. You may have been to a drive-in show or movie before, but did they have explosions? Crazy experiments with color changes? Join us as Emory chemists present a live action chemistry demo show that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car! Learn about the chemistry of the world around us - from the smallest atom to the biggest explosion. Come see fire, ice, bubbles, and watch as we [..]

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

Carol on Cumberland: A Natural History

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Registration for this event has closed. Cumberland Island is one of Georgia's natural treasures. Scientist and author Carol Ruckdeschel has spent her life fighting for the preservation and better care of this island. During this one-hour virtual event, you'll hear from Carol Ruckdeschel about her research and writing. Be sure to register the second event on Sunday, March 20 also, when Carol Ruckdeschel will be answering your questions. Note that this event is online. There is [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School

The Wizard of Oz: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Frisch Marionettes as they introduce you to The Wizard of Oz! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations, and much more! Have a blast learning about the weather, simple machines, and the STEAM of puppetry. For a 25% off discount for these special ASF shows, use code "ASF" when purchasing your tickets. This event [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Science at the Center

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The whole family will enjoy ‘Science at the Center.’ The FREE online event will feature dramatic demonstrations, scintillating science, and live interactions with Fernbank Science Center's experts! Encounter live snakes, witness a 'heart-touching' moment, enjoy the allure of astronomy, decode DNA, go viral (in a good way), and be enlightened to the birds and botany of your backyard…all through one fantastic place, Fernbank Science Center. To join the event live, click here. Scroll down and click [..]

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

CCPLS Family Tech Time: Build It Blow Out

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

SOLD OUTInspired by the Malawian inventor, engineer, and author William Kamkwamba (otherwise known as the "Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”), our event will put you to work with Legos, little Bits, and other materials to design structures able to transform power derived from the sun, wind and water into usable energy. Come on out to this special Atlanta Science Festival event at Mountain View Regional Library for hands-on fun with engineering design challenges! Scroll down [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Gardening for Pollinators and Community Science in Georgia

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

SOLD OUT Pollinators ensure full harvests and seed production for agricultural products, and provide for healthy plants in our own backyards, community gardens and other urban areas. Join us for an afternoon of presentations and demonstrations to learn about why we need pollinators for the food we like to eat, how to plant for pollinators in small spaces using the UGA Botanical Gardens Pollinator Plants of the Year, gardening for monarchs and monarch [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Superhero Science Day

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Science gives us all superpowers! Dress up as your favorite superhero and come to Children’s Museum of Atlanta to learn how to save the world with the power of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! We'll have stations set up all around the Museum for your little superhero to dive into the amazing world of STEM! Join us and save the world with STEM! Note that this event has two sessions on Saturday March 19 at 9:30am [..]

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

11 Alive StormTrackers: The Science Behind Tracking Thunderstorms

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

SOLD OUT Join the 11 Alive Stormtrackers as we explore the science behind storms and stormtracking! Want to know how we predict storms? What type of storms are likely to produce tornadoes? Just fascinated by weather, in general? This event is for you! Join us for this interactive presentation appropriate for the whole family. We'll explore thunderstorm life cycle and forecasting, how radar allows us to see a slice of a thunderstorm, and [..]

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

Bugs & Bytes: Exploring Insect Farming as Food of the Future!

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

SOLD OUT Join WunderGrubs to explore the super powers of mealworms! We will explore a mealworm vertical farm in Midtown near Piedmont Park on the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail. Come learn about the mealworms and all of the cool ways they can be used to help solve many of today's environmental problems as a food, feed, and fertilizer, plus so much more! There will be a virtual Scavenger Hunt March 14-18, 2022 with prizes [..]

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

Ice Cream Science

Saturday, 03/19/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

SOLD OUT 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 [..]

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

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Geocaching Adventure

Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. You'll never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, and Ira B. Melton Parks. [..]

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

Botanical Mysteries

Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Use your super sleuth skills to solve botanical mysteries at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. For this self-led adventure, families pick up a guide in the Visitor Center before embarking on their botanical voyage through the beautiful spring garden. The journey will include five stops where families become plant scientists to uncover clues. A perfect activity for your budding botanist! Materials for this self-guided tour will be available daily from March 17-March 20. Suggested ages: 6 [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

The Wizard of Oz: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Frisch Marionettes as they introduce you to The Wizard of Oz! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations, and much more! Have a blast learning about the weather, simple machines, and the STEAM of puppetry. For a 25% off discount for these special ASF shows, use code "ASF" when purchasing your tickets. This event [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Carol on Cumberland: A Natural History

Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

NOTE: Advance registration has closed. Please email us at [email protected] and we will send you the zoom link to join. Join Carol Ruckdeschel as we live-stream her from Cumberland Island in the second and final event of in our series. Learn more about Cumberland Island, its history, and the forces currently threatening its natural resources and environmental protections. Ruckdeschel will also answer audience questions during this special two-hour event. Note that this event is in-person and [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School

Discovery Walks: Decatur

Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

SOLD OUT Click the ticket link to add your name to the waitlist Science is all around us, often hidden in everyday places - where we live, where we play, and where we walk. On this docent-guided Discovery Walk through downtown Decatur, you will uncover some of this secret science on a family-friendly 3.5 mile route with ten intriguing science stops. Join us for this guided walk, or pick up the free [..]

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

Discovery Walks: Piedmont Park & Beltline

Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Science is all around us, often hidden in everyday places - where we live, where we play, and where we walk. On this self-guided Discovery Walk down the Beltline and into Piedmont Park, you will uncover some of this secret science on a family-friendly 4 mile route with ten intriguing science stops. Pick up a free Discovery Walk map and take your family on an urban science adventure through this city trail. A volunteer will be [..]

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

Family Science Carnival

Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

SOLD OUT Hey Atlanta! 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. Come check out the Air Cannon Shoot, Giant Jenga, Sound Wave Splash, and more! Stop by each of our stations to learn some science and have some carnival-style fun! Can't wait to see you at this special [..]

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

Rock 'n Walk (rescheduled)

Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

This listing is the rescheduled event from our postponement last week. Millions of years ago, a massive magma chamber cooled below the ground just outside of what is now Atlanta, never erupting through to the surface. Today, we call it Stone Mountain. Join folks from Georgia State University Geosciences on a hike to explore this unique granite dome, learning about the rock and what makes this spot in Atlanta so special. You’ll also be able [..]

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

Biology of the Despised: Venomous Snakes!

Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

The Amphibian Foundation seeks to elevate awareness of the global amphibian declines. Here in Atlanta, AF also works to address some of the urban pressures impacting reptiles as well. There is perhaps no group more misunderstood and despised than venomous snakes, and AF has been working with the community since the beginning to help people discern facts from fiction, and even teaches a training course on how to handle venomous reptiles safely. Come explore these [..]

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

Build-a-Brain

Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

SOLD OUT Click the ticket link to add your name to the waitlist Our amazing brains evolved here on earth along with other animals' brains. How do brains allow humans to use tools, rats to use smell to navigate, and birds FLY? If you could build the brain of your own imaginary creature, what would it look like? Join Georgia State University neuroscience majors to learn about the evolution of brains, what [..]

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

Roadside Geology

Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

SOLD OUT 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. Along with the tour, you'll get a GMS grab bag with the admission price. This event [..]

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

The Wizard of Oz: Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Frisch Marionettes as they introduce you to The Wizard of Oz! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations, and much more! Have a blast learning about the weather, simple machines, and the STEAM of puppetry. For a 25% off discount for these special ASF shows, use code "ASF" when purchasing your tickets. This event [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Monday, March 21, 2022

Geocaching Adventure

Monday, 03/21/2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. You'll never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, and Ira B. Melton Parks. [..]

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

Franken-Frogs

Monday, 03/21/2022 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Franken-frogs!!!! They’re alive, they're...ALIVE! Hop to it and discover how electricity powers nature. We'll use origami skills to make our own folded paper frogs, then bring our little amphibians to life using static electricity, the shocking phenomenon found in everything from bees to lightning. Come and create your own Franken-Frog in this fun-filled science craft activity. This event takes place at 5 different library locations throughout the Festival. Check the schedule for each day, time and [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Geocaching Adventure

Tuesday, 03/22/2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. You'll never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, and Ira B. Melton Parks. [..]

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

The Chemistry of Blues!

Tuesday, 03/22/2022 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

SOLD OUT COVID has made a lot of us feel blue, but at this event, feeling blue is a good thing! We’re diving into the chemistry of blue!! Join us to experiment with chemical reactions that turn blue! You won't believe your eyes! As a bonus, many of the reactions will include common household products, so you will be able to repeat them at home! Note this event has a second session later on [..]

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

Franken-Frogs

Tuesday, 03/22/2022 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Franken-frogs!!!! They’re alive, they're...ALIVE! Hop to it and discover how electricity powers nature. We'll use origami skills to make our own folded paper frogs, then bring our little amphibians to life using static electricity, the shocking phenomenon found in everything from bees to lightning. Come and create your own Franken-Frog in this fun-filled science craft activity. This event takes place at 5 different library locations throughout the Festival. Check the schedule for each day, time and [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

The Chemistry of Blues!

Tuesday, 03/22/2022 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm

COVID has made a lot of us feel blue, but at this event, feeling blue is a good thing! We’re diving into the chemistry of blue!! Join us to experiment with chemical reactions that turn blue! You won't believe your eyes! As a bonus, many of the reactions will include common household products, so you will be able to repeat them at home! Note this event has a second session earlier on March 22 - [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School

The Astronomy of Star Wars

Tuesday, 03/22/2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Registration no longer required for this event! Just show up! One with the Force are you? Join us for this all-ages dress up sci-fi adventure where Professor Jay Dunn leads a discussion on the worlds and aliens of the Star Wars films and compares 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 [..]

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

R.O.C.K.S. 4-H Event! (Rockdale Offers Creative Kids Science 4-H Program)

Tuesday, 03/22/2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the Rockdale County 4-H leaders for the R.O.C.K.S program as we explore creative and messy science together in this special Atlanta Science Festival event! Youth and parents alike will have a chance to move from booth to booth exploring different areas of science while being creative and maybe getting a little messy. Who doesn't love getting messy? Drop by and see what we have to offer! Open to the whole family! Scroll down for [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Cobb 4-H Messy Family Science Night

Tuesday, 03/22/2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

SOLD OUT Calling all science enthusiasts! Do you love science, fun, and getting messy?! Join Cobb 4-H for our Messy Family Science Night! Youth and parents alike will have a chance to dive into our messy science activities! Learn science concepts, get your hands dirty, and spend time with your family while conducting engaging science experiments. Drop by at this special Atlanta Science Festival event and see what we have to [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Neuroscience is looking for a few good brains!

Tuesday, 03/22/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Neuroscience is looking for a few good brains! Join a virtual tour of the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI) to learn how brain scanning works and how you can volunteer. The tour shows off the equipment that researchers use to explore the health and development of the brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other techniques. Members of the public from all age groups can volunteer to participate in critical studies at CABI that [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Geocaching Adventure

Wednesday, 03/23/2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. You'll never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, and Ira B. Melton Parks. [..]

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

Franken-Frogs

Wednesday, 03/23/2022 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Franken-frogs!!!! They’re alive, they're...ALIVE! Hop to it and discover how electricity powers nature. We'll use origami skills to make our own folded paper frogs, then bring our little amphibians to life using static electricity, the shocking phenomenon found in everything from bees to lightning. Come and create your own Franken-Frog in this fun-filled science craft activity. This event takes place at 5 different library locations throughout the Festival. Check the schedule for each day, time and [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Mathvenger Hunt!

Wednesday, 03/23/2022 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Do you like doing scavenger hunts but wish they were nerdier? Do you enjoy solving fun math problems but also want a lot of pointless walking around between questions? Did you enjoy last year's Mathvenger Hunt and are eager to try a brand new set of math puzzles? If so, join us for our second Mathvenger Hunt, the second incarnation of the oldest Mathvenger Hunt in the history of the Western Hemisphere. Drop in any time [..]

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

DNA Is Elementary!

Wednesday, 03/23/2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

SOLD OUT Click the ticket link to add your name to the waitlist The Georgia State University Bio-Bus travels all over the metro region to bring science to the people! And it's back again to share some science with Atlanta Science Festival attendees! For this event, you don't have to travel anywhere - just sign up and we'll provide a DIY kit and then you'll tune in online to get your science on! [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School, Middle School

Jazz Hands: A Science Comedy Event

Wednesday, 03/23/2022 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Scientists are funny! And because we’re scientists, we’ve got data to back that statement up!. Back by popular demand, and *in 3D*...come see scientists do comedy at Science Jazz Hands! Learn the answers to all of life's mysteries, like "how can you make a math pun that bad?" and "how is religion like nuclear physics?" Don't worry if you didn't get your ticket - you can get it at the door too! After hours zoo access [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Geocaching Adventure

Thursday, 03/24/2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. You'll never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, and Ira B. Melton Parks. [..]

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

Code the Glow

Thursday, 03/24/2022 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

SOLD OUTThe 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. Georgia State University Professor of Physics, Mathes Dayananda, will teach you how to use Arduino to program an LED [..]

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

Franken-Frogs

Thursday, 03/24/2022 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

SOLD OUT Click the ticket link to add your name to the waitlist Franken-frogs!!!! They’re alive, they're...ALIVE! Hop to it and discover how electricity powers nature. We'll use origami skills to make our own folded paper frogs, then bring our little amphibians to life using static electricity, the shocking phenomenon found in everything from bees to lightning. Come and create your own Franken-Frog in this fun-filled science craft activity. This event takes place [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Science and Spirituality

Thursday, 03/24/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

What are the intersections and shared pathways of science and spirituality, of physics and faith, of biology and belief? Belief in a loving God may be nice if you have it, but what if you aren't wired that way? What if your main mode of being is by thinking, wondering, and questioning? Who says the only way to encounter the holy is through faith? Can people connect via the mind, or intellectualism, or reasoning? [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Impacts of Global Warming on Monarch Butterfly Populations

Thursday, 03/24/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The climate is changing rapidly and that is impacting wildlife just as much as it's impacting people. Come learn about the research being done by Isabella Ragonese, PhD candidate at Odum School of Ecology at UGA, that is tracking the role of climate change on declining monarch butterfly populations as it relates to parasite infection rates. Find out how you can get engaged in community science as a way of aiding in monarch [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

The Story Collider

Thursday, 03/24/2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

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, actors, neuroscientists, writers, and physicists alike onto the stage to tell their [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Friday, March 25, 2022

Geocaching Adventure

Friday, 03/25/2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. You'll never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! DeKalb County’s Ranger Jonah and several dedicated geocaching enthusiasts have designed two scavenger hunts for you to seek within the forests of Mason Mill, Medlock, and Ira B. Melton Parks. [..]

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

WAWA's O-STEAM FEST (new postponed time)

Friday, 03/25/2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am

**Due to inclement weather on the originally scheduled day of this event (W 3/23), the event has been rescheduled to this new date - Friday 3/25.** Come explore Science amongst familiar, yet new terrains. Join the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and some of our partners for our outdoor and trail-tastic fair - passport style. Hike, explore, make forts, explore old and new habitats, enjoy nature, and visit table science activities to get your passport stamped. Take [..]

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

Sound of Light

Friday, 03/25/2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

SOLD OUTTheremins 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 to learn how they work and then make one to take home. Please note that walk-ups will not be permitted. You must have registered for this event in advance. Parents need only register for their child (children), not themselves (unless [..]

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

CCPLS Family Tech Time Outdoor Experience

Friday, 03/25/2022 - 10:00am to 7:00pm

Join us for a self-guided science experience at the Mountain View Regional Library! During daylight hours from March 12-25, move from station to station with Augmented Reality apps as your guide on our outdoor walk and experiment with hands-on physics and engineering. You’ll get to explore spatial relations with virtual and hands-on 3D building and experiment with potential and kinetic energy. Previously offered STEM Take and Make kit have all been reserved, but the experience [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

WAWA's O-STEAM FEST (new postponed time)

Friday, 03/25/2022 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

**Due to inclement weather on the originally scheduled day of this event (W 3/23), the event has been rescheduled to this new date - Friday 3/25.** Come explore Science amongst familiar, yet new terrains. Join the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and some of our partners for our outdoor and trail-tastic fair - passport style. Hike, explore, make forts, explore old and new habitats, enjoy nature, and visit table science activities to get your passport stamped. Take [..]

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

WAWA's O-STEAM FEST (new postponed time)

Friday, 03/25/2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

**Due to inclement weather on the originally scheduled day of this event (W 3/23), the event has been rescheduled to this new date - Friday 3/25.** Come explore Science amongst familiar, yet new terrains. Join the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and some of our partners for our outdoor and trail-tastic fair - passport style. Hike, explore, make forts, explore old and new habitats, enjoy nature, and visit table science activities to get your passport stamped. Take [..]

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

Physics Live! - CANCELED

Friday, 03/25/2022 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been canceled.

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

The Mysterious Unidentified Organism From Space

Friday, 03/25/2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

SOLD OUT Click the ticket link to add your name to the waitlist Astronauts stationed at the Imaginary International Space Station (IISS) found a mysterious living organism while performing a spacewalk. Help us find out if the organism is coming from earth or if it’s extraterrestrial (ET) by using the latest analytical technologies. In this workshop, we will start investigating the organism by eye and zoom in to the level of individual [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School, Middle School

Opening of HOOKED: When Want Becomes Need - POSTPONED

Friday, 03/25/2022 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been postponed to a future date outside of the Atlanta Science Festival. Please follow Science Gallery on social media to keep up with their opening plans.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Stars Over Dunwoody - CANCELED

Friday, 03/25/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been canceled.

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

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Exploration Expo

Saturday, 03/26/2022 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come on out to the explosive conclusion of the 2022 Atlanta Science Festival!
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AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School, Adults, Preschool

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