2020 Festival Event:

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Discovery Day at GSU


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]) for additional information.
Explore four floors of science at Discovery Day! We'll have hands-on science demonstrations from GSU departments and student groups: learn about the science of ice-cream (and make some yourself), the wonders of 3-D printing, create slime, touch brains, and get a picture of yourself as a mad scientist!
Don't miss out on our Lab Experiences where you can perform experiments in infectious diseases spread, crime scene analysis, and DNA forensics. Make sure to visit our Open Labs to explore the structure of our body, view specimens of a diversity of animals, and investigate how to measure “vital signs” with a state-of-the-art interactive robotic “patient.”
And don't leave without checking out the collision of art and science in our Fusion Gallery. Nature inspires scientists to ask questions, but the mystery of the universe can also be expressed in other ways. GSU life & earth sciences students along with two-dimensional design students will collaborate to create artistic expressions of scientific data. Stop by to chat with them and view their work!

Getting there: connect with a blue or green line train to reach the Georgia State MARTA station.
Free parking available in GSU G Deck. Enter at the Collins Street Entrance below the Courtland Street bridge (121 Collins Street, Atlanta, GA 30303) or the Central Avenue Entrance (50 Central Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303). Or take MARTA to Georgia State Station.

Presented by Georgia State University

Topics: Business/Careers Earth & Space Science Engineering Life Sciences Math Physics Nature & Environment Science & Society STEAM Technology Chemistry Visual & Performing Arts
Audience: Preschool Middle School Families High School Elem. School


Georgia State University Petit Science Center

100 Piedmont Ave SE

Atlanta, 30303


Saturday, March 14th, 2020

10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Price: Free