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Saturday, March 09, 2024

Georgia Tech Science & Engineering Day

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Kickoff the 2024 Atlanta Science Festival with Georgia Tech!

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!

Visit campus for hands-on STEAM activities, exhibits, demonstrations, opportunities to meet student researchers, learn about the research, and so much more happening at Tech!

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

Grow UP!

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

SOLD OUTGrow Up with Grow Blocks! Grow Blocks are small, efficient vertical hydroponic garden systems that fit right in with your home décor and produce enough food to feed your family. They use up to 95% less water than traditional gardening. They also cut down on how far food travels to get to you. Join us for a guided tour of our indoor hydroponic farm where you'll learn all about Grow Blocks, see our [..]

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

Animals in Motion: Biomechanics Day at Zoo Atlanta

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Ever wonder how orangutans swing, or how an elephant trunk works? Join us at Zoo Atlanta to celebrate the diversity of animals on Earth and the incredible ways they move. With help from biomechanics experts at Georgia Tech, guests can participate in live demonstrations and presentations sure to generate excitement about biomechanics and applications in Bio-inspired Design. No matter your age, you'll walk away engaged and inspired to learn more about yourself and the natural [..]

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

Bugs Bonanza: An Adventure into the world of insects!

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The smallest creatures teach us the biggest lessons about life. In the world of entomology, every bug has a story to tell, and each one is more exciting than the last. Discover and explore the miniature world universe filled with six legged creatures!

This event repeats on March 9th at 1pm and 3pm

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School, Middle School

WEIRD SCIENCE DOODLE FACTS with Mike Lowery and Little Shop of Stories

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

SOLD OUTDiscover a world of weird science facts with New York Times Bestselling Illustrator & Author, Mike Lowery! Take a deep dive with Mike into the Everything Awesome book series, his ultimate fact collection with amazing facts, hilarious science jokes, and more. Enjoy a group sketching activity and a book signing, too. Tickets are free with registration; however, Lowery's Everything Awesome book series will be available for pre-ordering from Little Shop of Stories for the [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Cemeteries Rock! A Geology Walk at Oakland Cemetery

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

SOLD OUT

Cemeteries are more than just resting places for the dead. They are excellent places to study local geology! Join us for a special walking tour of Oakland Cemetery where we explore Georgia Geology by studying the unique headstones throughout the grounds.

This event repeats on March 21 at 4pm.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, Families, High School

Salamander Stroll

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

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.

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

Neuroscience is looking for a few good brains!

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

SOLD OUT Join the GSU/GT Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI) to explore what neuroscience can teach us about how the brain works! Take our interactive center tour and join researchers from Georgia State University and Georgia Tech as we explore the health and development of the brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other techniques. All age groups are welcome to attend and learn more about how you can volunteer to participate in critical [..]

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

Science Rx: Family Science Day at Monday Night Garage

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Have you got a fever for science? We’ve got the prescription! Join Mercer College of Pharmacy’s student pharmacists and professors as they guide you through some fun pharm-inspired science. Plus, parents can enjoy a cold brew – a win-win for everyone!

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

Science Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 11:00am to 7:00pm

Journey along the trails of Mason Mill Park in search of special plants, rocks, and other nature features. Take a pleasant hike through this peaceful in-town forest, solve riddles, learn about the natural world, and win a prize! On this scavenger hunt, you will not be gathering items, but instead using the scientific method to solve riddles, complete activities, and obtain clues that allow you to visit seven stations along the Trails of Mason Mill. Things you [..]

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

Adventure Lab at Mason Mill

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 11:00am to 7:00pm

You are invited on a secret adventure on the trails of Mason Mill Park. The Adventure Lab app will guide you to special natural and historic sites in the forest. Using your phone's GPS technology and your brain, locate the secret destinations, learn about nature, and answer a question to prove you were there. Adventure Lab® is a new app from Geocaching.com that allows you to play unique outdoor scavenger hunts. There are currently over 50,000 [..]

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

STEAM Build @ Piedmont Park Aquatic Center

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Cardboard boats, rafts, and canoes - oh my! Join Piedmont Park Conservancy to design and engineer a floatation device to test in our Pool. Teams will have one hour to create structures from recycled materials before journeying through a lazy river. Creative challenges and plenty of laughs guaranteed!

Photo Credit: Jarek Tuszyński, CC BY 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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

Decatur Makers Solar Science Celebration!

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Shine a light on your creative curiosity with Decatur Maker's Solar Science Festival! From experiments in the sun to eclipse simulations, from solar powered Make & Takes to 3D Printed, Laser Cut, and E-Shop eclipse viewer creations, people of all ages will enjoy sunny maker merriment. Celebrate the sun, learn new creative skills, and take home an Eclipse Viewer to continue your cosmic explorations during April's solar eclipse!

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

LEGO Jam: Sustainable City

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

CANCELLED Become an eco-engineer at the LEGO Jam: Sustainable City! Join us at MODA to build a sustainable LEGO city that addresses climate change and environmental issues. Learn how we can use sustainable design to make cities cleaner, quieter, safer, healthier, and more accessible. Together, we'll create a model city that embodies the future we all aspire to achieve. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of the change - one LEGO brick at [..]

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

Grow UP!

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

SOLD OUTGrow Up with Grow Blocks! Grow Blocks are small, efficient vertical hydroponic garden systems that fit right in with your home décor and produce enough food to feed your family. They use up to 95% less water than traditional gardening. They also cut down on how far food travels to get to you. Join us for a guided tour of our indoor hydroponic farm where you'll learn all about Grow Blocks, see our [..]

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

Bugs Bonanza: An Adventure into the world of insects!

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The smallest creatures teach us the biggest lessons about life. In the world of entomology, every bug has a story to tell, and each one is more exciting than the last. Discover and explore the miniature world universe filled with six legged creatures!

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School, Middle School

Rock n' Walk

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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 including indigenous stories and cultural connections. You’ll also be able to ‘walk’ a Giant Traveling [..]

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

Family Science Carnival

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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 Atlanta Science Festival [..]

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

Chemistry Carnival & Grizzly Science and Technology Power Up!

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join the GGC Grizzlies for a day of exploration! Embark on an electrifying journey through the world of chemistry, science, and technology at our captivating Chemistry Carnival & Science and Technology Power Up, where energy takes center stage. Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere brimming with interactive booths and engaging demonstrations, each designed to ignite your curiosity and spark a passion for science.

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

Climate Fresk workshop

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Join the Climate Fresk, a 360° interactive workshop meant to help understanding causes and consequences of climate change, based on IPCC reports. In 3 hours, “Climate Fresk” is a collaborative workshop allows you to understand the essentials of climate issues to take action. The workshop allows novices and experts to discover or deepen their knowledge of this subject. It’s scientific, accessible and effective. The facts are sourced from the most respected scientific publications: the IPCC reports. The workshop [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Bugs Bonanza: An Adventure into the world of insects!

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The smallest creatures teach us the biggest lessons about life. In the world of entomology, every bug has a story to tell, and each one is more exciting than the last. Discover and explore the miniature world universe filled with six legged creatures!

AUDIENCE(S): Elem. School, Middle School

Piece of Mind: Film Screening & Workshop on Dementia Experiences

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Place yourself in the performer's shoes in this interactive workshop following the screening of Piece of Mind: Dementia - an artistic performance highlighting scientific research and lived experiences of dementia. Together, Piece of Mind performers and attendees will dissect specific scenes from the film, discussing the creative process and delving into the underlying information, emotions and metaphors through creative movement. This workshop is hosted by Montreal-based circus and dance artists and scientists/clinicians/advocates from local Atlanta [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Guthman Music, Art, and Technology Fair

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Get hands-on experience with the latest experiments in art and technology! Meet the people who are inventing the future of art and music and try out the amazing stuff they've created at this hands-on, science-fair-style event.

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

Holobiome -- Film Screening and Interactive Discussion on Humans, Microbes, and the Future of Infectious Disease

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

What if you found out that, on a cellular level, you, your body at least, is more microbial than human… way more! And what if it wasn’t just your body that is more microbial than it seems, but that almost everything, all life on earth, is made possible by microbes? The concept of the Holobiome captures this reality and also beckons us to reconsider our understanding of health and infectious disease, along with [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Superhero Science Night

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Calling all superheroes! Bring your brains, your brawn and your best supersuit to CMA's Superhero Science Night! Celebrate science and superheroes in all their many forms with special activities tying into art, engineering and, of course, science! Learn, play and strike a pose with some of your favorite supers to send off the first night of the Science Festival in truly spectacular fashion. Please note that advance ticket purchase is required for this highly popular event [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families

STEM After Dark

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Immerse yourself into the fascinating world of science as Georgia Tech transforms into a scintillating evening venue in STEM After Dark. Dive into the depths of science through engaging conversations, planetary paint and sips, some friendly science trivia, and delectable space-inspired cocktails! Your ticket to STEM After Dark is your gateway to an unforgettable experience, where science shines bright even after the sun sets.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

See the world's most innovative new musical instruments, meet their creators, hear them in concert, and vote on your favorites! The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at Georgia Tech is a celebration of how science, engineering, art, and design help us imagine new ways to express ourselves through music.

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

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Adventure Lab at Mason Mill

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

You are invited on a secret adventure on the trails of Mason Mill Park. The Adventure Lab app will guide you to special natural and historic sites in the forest. Using your phone's GPS technology and your brain, locate the secret destinations, learn about nature, and answer a question to prove you were there. Adventure Lab® is a new app from Geocaching.com that allows you to play unique outdoor scavenger hunts. There are currently over 50,000 [..]

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

Science Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Journey along the trails of Mason Mill Park in search of special plants, rocks, and other nature features. Take a pleasant hike through this peaceful in-town forest, solve riddles, learn about the natural world, and win a prize! On this scavenger hunt, you will not be gathering items, but instead using the scientific method to solve riddles, complete activities, and obtain clues that allow you to visit seven stations along the Trails of Mason Mill. Things you [..]

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

Exploration into Atlanta's Natural Resources

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 8:45am to 3:15pm

Bats, Coyotes, and Birds - oh my! Spend a day learning about the wildlife that call Atlanta home. Organizations and programs from across Georgia come together to help the public get involved and build a more wildlife friendly city! Following the panels, take a guided walk through the grounds of The Kendeda Building and adjacent EcoCommons, a Birds Georgia-certified Wildlife Sanctuary and Gold-certified Native Plant Habitat, ​​where you’ll observe and log wildlife to contribute to [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Grow UP!

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am

SOLD OUT Grow Up with Grow Blocks! Grow Blocks are small, efficient vertical hydroponic garden systems that fit right in with your home décor and produce enough food to feed your family. They use up to 95% less water than traditional gardening. They also cut down on how far food travels to get to you. Join us for a guided tour of our indoor hydroponic farm where you'll learn all about Grow Blocks, see [..]

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

Amazing Native Plants!

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Hawk Hollow is a greenspace within the City of Atlanta filled with native plants. Come join us for a tour learn about those native plants and why they are so important. We'll explore the creek too.

This event repeats at 11:45am and 1pm

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

Amazing Native Plants!

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Hawk Hollow is a greenspace within the City of Atlanta filled with native plants. Come join us for a tour learn about those native plants and why they are so important. We'll explore the creek too.

This event repeats at 1pm

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

The Science of Animation

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Have you ever wondered how animation works in your favorite cartoons? Discover the science behind animation and how our minds perceive pictures in motion. In this hands-on workshop you'll explore how animated images are created and make your own optical toys and animations to take home!

This event repeats on March 17th.

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

Flying Into The Future

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Flying into the Future is where science and nature collide to bring you activities focused on STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. We are all about forward-thinking at this Family Fun Day! Come ready to learn about flying animals and test your tinkering skills with STEAM-themed partners, crafts, and activities. Wings to Soar returns this year with their unique flighted raptor show!

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

Atlanta Fermentation Festival

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm

For the love of fermentation! Fermentation Fest in conjunction with Atlanta Science Festival is a family event providing education, hands-on fun, and a diverse experience for all ages. Kids and adults alike can explore the art of preserving and flavoring foods and beverages while enjoying a day filled with hands-on activities, interactive demos, and live entertainment. From funky kimchi to fizzy kombucha, there's something for everyone to savor. Bring your curiosity and your appetite, and [..]

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

Grow UP!

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

SOLD OUTGrow Up with Grow Blocks! Grow Blocks are small, efficient vertical hydroponic garden systems that fit right in with your home décor and produce enough food to feed your family. They use up to 95% less water than traditional gardening. They also cut down on how far food travels to get to you. Join us for a guided tour of our indoor hydroponic farm where you'll learn all about Grow Blocks, see our [..]

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

Amazing Native Plants!

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Hawk Hollow is a greenspace within the City of Atlanta filled with native plants. Come join us for a tour learn about those native plants and why they are so important. We'll explore the creek too.

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

Tree Trekking Challenge

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

What's living in our urban forest? Search high and low for trees and other native plants on this cooperative, family style scavenger hunt! Using iNaturalist, families will explore the campus of the new Trees Atlanta Kendeda TreeHouse, finding native plant life and earning prizes. Come early and bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds of the Kendeda TreeHouse!

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

Art of Activism: Stewards of the Wild

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Settle into your seat at 7 Stages for an immersive experience like you’ve never seen! Inspired by Cumberland Island, artist Dorothy O'Connor, transports you to this national treasure on the Georgia seashore. An experience celebrating empowerment and advocacy in nature, this immersive experience sets the stage for “True North”, a new theatrical experience produced by 7 Stages Theatre. Join scientists, advocates, and artists for a completely different kind of conservation conversation! Pre-reception for the [..]

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

SPIDERS IN MY HOUSE! Puppets + Science = MAGIC!

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Center for Puppetry Arts’ award-winning Digital Learning department invites ASF audiences to join us online on Sunday, March 10th at 1:30pm for a live, interactive, fun-filled program that celebrates the wonderful creatures we call SPIDERS! This program is created for curious learners ages 6-12 but is fun for the WHOLE FAMILY! Part science class, part puppet building workshop, with a little bit of puppet show thrown in, you’ll learn about the attributes, life cycles [..]

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

Walking Through Time: Stories of Science and History in Downtown Atlanta

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us for a day of fun and exploration in downtown Atlanta! Through a guided tour and scavenger hunt, journey through our city’s history to unveil the secrets behind our urban landscape from millions of years ago to now. Learn about the significance of Georgia’s natural resources and how they shaped our city. Uncover the connections between water, geology, railroads, and life on land!

This event repeats on March 14th at 4pm.

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

Science of the Circus

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up and be amazed by the Science of the Circus! Discover the ways circus performers use science to make their amazing acts come to life. Performers demonstrate their skills while scientific presenters explain the science behind the acts. You'll even get a chance to experience the sciencey circus fun for yourself!

This event repeats at 4:30pm.

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

Science Behind the Scenes: Chemistry of Paint

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

SOLD OUT

Splash into the science behind the brush strokes! From the vibrant pigments of Monet’s Water Lilies, to the unique textures of Van Gogh’s Starry Night, participants explore the chemistry behind the paint that makes up so many beloved works of art. It’s an art and science mashup that you don’t want to miss!

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

Little 5 Points Pollinator Parade

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Join the L5P Business Association’s Pollinator Parade! Dress up as pollinators and meet at Sevananda, our local health food store. First, you'll learn about the vital role of pollinators from guests speakers of the Environmental Protection Division and Georgia Tech. While there, you'll enjoy healthy snacks and discover how pollinators impact our food. Then let's share our love of pollinators with the town! We'll parade thru L5P, visiting stores adorned with flowers & plants, on [..]

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

Heather Montgomery Live at Little Shop - SICK!

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

It's the most wonderful time of the year: Atlanta Science Festival time!!! Yes, we're three exclamation points excited, we love this festival!!! This year, Heather Montgomery is joining us to talk about her book, SICK!, which teaches readers about all the twists and turns of animal germs! If you want to have a fun Sunday afternoon hearing from an absolutely brilliant author/teacher/overall cool person, then be sure to stop by!

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School

Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Search for Life in the Universe

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Beginning with Mars, we review the ongoing effort to search for habitable planets, liquid water, and life in the cosmos, culminating in the search for intelligent life, whether it already exists on Earth. Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator with the uncanny ability to simplify complex cosmic concepts that the average person understands and finds entertaining. The first 200 people to use code ASF2024 get 25% off select tickets! *Offer is [..]

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

Science of the Circus

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up and be amazed by the Science of the Circus! Discover the ways circus performers use science to make their amazing acts come to life. Performers demonstrate their skills while scientific presenters explain the science behind the acts. You'll even get a chance to experience the sciencey circus fun for yourself!

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

Performing Data: Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Lived Experience Share the Stage

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

How can we bring complex issues like Parkinson's Disease to life through the arts? Co-created by neuroscientists, performing artists, people living with Parkinson’s disease and caregivers, Piece of Mind unites neuroscientific knowledge and lived experiences on the same stage. Through impressive acrobats, absurd theatrics, moving choreographies, and audience participation, the artists seek to shed light on challenges and resilience in face of Parkinson's disease, address social stigma and misperceptions, and pique curiosity on current research [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School

Monday, March 11, 2024

Adventure Lab at Mason Mill

Monday, 03/11/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

You are invited on a secret adventure on the trails of Mason Mill Park. The Adventure Lab app will guide you to special natural and historic sites in the forest. Using your phone's GPS technology and your brain, locate the secret destinations, learn about nature, and answer a question to prove you were there. Adventure Lab® is a new app from Geocaching.com that allows you to play unique outdoor scavenger hunts. There are currently over 50,000 [..]

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

Science Scavenger Hunt

Monday, 03/11/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Journey along the trails of Mason Mill Park in search of special plants, rocks, and other nature features. Take a pleasant hike through this peaceful in-town forest, solve riddles, learn about the natural world, and win a prize! On this scavenger hunt, you will not be gathering items, but instead using the scientific method to solve riddles, complete activities, and obtain clues that allow you to visit seven stations along the Trails of Mason Mill. Things you [..]

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

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Adventure Lab at Mason Mill

Tuesday, 03/12/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

You are invited on a secret adventure on the trails of Mason Mill Park. The Adventure Lab app will guide you to special natural and historic sites in the forest. Using your phone's GPS technology and your brain, locate the secret destinations, learn about nature, and answer a question to prove you were there. Adventure Lab® is a new app from Geocaching.com that allows you to play unique outdoor scavenger hunts. There are currently over 50,000 [..]

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

Science Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, 03/12/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Journey along the trails of Mason Mill Park in search of special plants, rocks, and other nature features. Take a pleasant hike through this peaceful in-town forest, solve riddles, learn about the natural world, and win a prize! On this scavenger hunt, you will not be gathering items, but instead using the scientific method to solve riddles, complete activities, and obtain clues that allow you to visit seven stations along the Trails of Mason Mill. Things you [..]

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

Sprouting Scientists

Tuesday, 03/12/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Little ones can be scientists too! Bring your toddler to discover the fabulous world of plants and animals at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Come and run among the spring blooms, listen to bird songs and have fun at hands-on learning stations.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Preschool

#SpeakUpForScience

Tuesday, 03/12/2024 - 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 and learn more about how [..]

AUDIENCE(S): High School, Adults

Rockdale 4-H R.O.C.K.S Science!

Tuesday, 03/12/2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

CANCELLED

Come join us for this drop-in exciting and interactive family event that is open to all ages! We will have different science booths that your children will be able to experience the WOW of science with their own eyes!

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

Nature’s Pharmacy with Emory University Herbarium

Tuesday, 03/12/2024 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join leading medical ethnobotanist and explorer, Dr. Cassandra Quave, as she shares the story of her quest to develop new ways to fight illness and disease through the healing powers of plants. Blend your own tea and create a DIY herbarium keepsake to take home!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Adventure Lab at Mason Mill

Wednesday, 03/13/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

You are invited on a secret adventure on the trails of Mason Mill Park. The Adventure Lab app will guide you to special natural and historic sites in the forest. Using your phone's GPS technology and your brain, locate the secret destinations, learn about nature, and answer a question to prove you were there. Adventure Lab® is a new app from Geocaching.com that allows you to play unique outdoor scavenger hunts. There are currently over 50,000 [..]

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

Science Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, 03/13/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Journey along the trails of Mason Mill Park in search of special plants, rocks, and other nature features. Take a pleasant hike through this peaceful in-town forest, solve riddles, learn about the natural world, and win a prize! On this scavenger hunt, you will not be gathering items, but instead using the scientific method to solve riddles, complete activities, and obtain clues that allow you to visit seven stations along the Trails of Mason Mill. Things you [..]

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

Coffee Palate Practice: Berry

Wednesday, 03/13/2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Those little coffee beans can pack a wild variety of flavors. Think you can you taste hints of berry in your morning cup? Let’s find out! In this flavorful coffee exploration, we’ll use standardized objective references for flavor and aroma perception to calibrate our senses for what “strawberry”, “raspberry”, and “blueberry” really mean as coffee descriptors. Then we’ll put our skills to the test by seeing which tasting notes we can pick out from a [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Exploring the Dazzling World of Gems and Minerals

Wednesday, 03/13/2024 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm

SOLD OUTPrepare for a dazzling gemological journey that's perfect for kids and families. Engage in hands-on experiments making gems and crystals glow in the dark, or run away from a magnet, or split light into different colors or move images to strange locations. You will work with beautiful crystals and vibrant gemstones. Ignite your curiosity and leave with a newfound appreciation for the beauty and science of these precious natural wonders. Get ready to unearth [..]

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

Exploring the Dazzling World of Gems and Minerals

Wednesday, 03/13/2024 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

SOLD OUTPrepare for a dazzling gemological journey that's perfect for kids and families. Engage in hands-on experiments making gems and crystals glow in the dark, or run away from a magnet, or split light into different colors or move images to strange locations. You will work with beautiful crystals and vibrant gemstones. Ignite your curiosity and leave with a newfound appreciation for the beauty and science of these precious natural wonders. Get ready to unearth [..]

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

Exploring the Dazzling World of Gems and Minerals

Wednesday, 03/13/2024 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

SOLD OUTPrepare for a dazzling gemological journey that's perfect for kids and families. Engage in hands-on experiments making gems and crystals glow in the dark, or run away from a magnet, or split light into different colors or move images to strange locations. You will work with beautiful crystals and vibrant gemstones. Ignite your curiosity and leave with a newfound appreciation for the beauty and science of these precious natural wonders. Get ready to unearth [..]

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

Cycling into Science: A Family Physics Exploration

Wednesday, 03/13/2024 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Pedal into a world of wonder! Join us for a family-friendly adventure at "Cycling into Science" in Piedmont Park. Ride your bikes through the picturesque park while unraveling the secrets of physics in a fun and interactive way. It's a journey that blends the beauty of the outdoors with the thrill of scientific discovery. Come one, come all, and let's explore the laws of the universe in the heart of Atlanta's green oasis. Bring your [..]

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

SSEF STEAM Showcase

Wednesday, 03/13/2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Get ready to be amazed and inspired at the Sandy Springs Education Force (SSEF) 14th Annual STEAM Showcase on March 15th from 6-8 pm at North Springs High School. Don't miss out on this unforgettable opportunity to explore the latest innovations in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). This award-winning exhibition is completely free and open to all ages. Experience many hands-on, innovative exhibits that will fascinate and captivate you! Try your hand at surgical [..]

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

Science of Cheese

Wednesday, 03/13/2024 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

SOLD OUTIndulge your senses at Science of Cheese, a unique event blending delicious flavors with intellectual intrigue. Delve into the world of cheeses through curated tastings by Capella Cheese, while being guided by scientists from Emory University and the University of Georgia. Explore the science behind the chemistry of cheese, physics of texture and aging techniques! This gourmet adventure offers a rare combination of culinary enjoyment and scientific discovery. Join us for an awesome experience [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Odyssey: Young Charles Darwin, The Beagle and the Voyage that Change the World

Wednesday, 03/13/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for an Author Talk with Tom Chaffin for his new book: Odyssey: Young Charles Darwin, The Beagle and the Voyage that Change the World. After a deep dive into the book, we'll have Q&A and a signing. "Acclaimed historian Tom Chaffin reveals young Darwin in all his complexities—the brashness that came from his privileged background, the Faustian bargain he made with Argentina’s notorious caudillo Juan Manuel de Rosas, his abhorrence of slavery, and his [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

That's Not Right! Debunking Science in Cinema

Wednesday, 03/13/2024 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Have you ever found yourself watching a movie and thought to yourself, “That’s not right!” Well, you're not alone. Join IEEE-Atlanta on the Halfway Crooks Rooftop for a fun night of bad science as we highlight our favorite movie inaccuracies. We encourage folks to bring their favorite example of science gone wrong on screen!
Ticket price includes first beer, 21+ only!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Science Improv

Wednesday, 03/13/2024 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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 entertainment 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.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Adventure Lab at Mason Mill

Thursday, 03/14/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

You are invited on a secret adventure on the trails of Mason Mill Park. The Adventure Lab app will guide you to special natural and historic sites in the forest. Using your phone's GPS technology and your brain, locate the secret destinations, learn about nature, and answer a question to prove you were there. Adventure Lab® is a new app from Geocaching.com that allows you to play unique outdoor scavenger hunts. There are currently over 50,000 [..]

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

Science Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, 03/14/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Journey along the trails of Mason Mill Park in search of special plants, rocks, and other nature features. Take a pleasant hike through this peaceful in-town forest, solve riddles, learn about the natural world, and win a prize! On this scavenger hunt, you will not be gathering items, but instead using the scientific method to solve riddles, complete activities, and obtain clues that allow you to visit seven stations along the Trails of Mason Mill. Things you [..]

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

Daylight Stargazing with Georgia Tech

Thursday, 03/14/2024 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Join the Georgia Tech Observatory and STEM@GTRI for an astronomical nighttime observation -- during the day! Using the Observatory's Aloha Telescope, located on Maui, we'll have the opportunity to give YOU control of the telescope to view the Moon, galaxies, nebula, and more! Tune in from where ever you are, school, work or home for this virtual experience.

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

Live Thrive's Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) Tour - Grant Park

Thursday, 03/14/2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Ever wonder what happens to stuff that gets recycled? Come out for a tour of Live Thrive’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) to learn more! We’ll share more about Live Thrive’s mission, the history of Live Thrive and CHaRM, information on how the materials are collected and processed on-site, tips for how to incorporate sustainable materials management and recycling 101 at school/work/home, and play an interactive game!

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

Coffee Extraction Science

Thursday, 03/14/2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am

We’re using science to brew the perfect cup of coffee! Turns out human taste for what makes a good cup of joe comes down to a handful of factors that we can measure and quantify. Join us at the Opo Coffee Training Lab while we taste various coffees and take measurements using a refractometer, discussing how extraction and strength matter in a tasty cup of your morning coffee.

This event repeats on March 21.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Roadside Geology

Thursday, 03/14/2024 - 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. GMS grab bag is included with admission price. This event repeats on March 17 at 2pm.

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

Legacy of the CDC: Past and Present

Thursday, 03/14/2024 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Did you know CDC is headquartered here in Atlanta, GA? Visit the CDC's official museum, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum to tour the exhibits, talk with CDC experts about their work in public health, and complete a scavenger hunt to win an exclusive prize! This event is best suited for teens and above. All visitors must show government-issued photo identification. Photo ID is not required for visitors under 18 years of age who are [..]

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

Walking Through Time: Stories of Science and History in Downtown Atlanta

Thursday, 03/14/2024 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Join us for a day of fun and exploration in downtown Atlanta! Through a guided tour and scavenger hunt, journey through our city’s history to unveil the secrets behind our urban landscape from millions of years ago to now. Learn about the significance of Georgia’s natural resources and how they shaped our city. Uncover the connections between water, geology, railroads, and life on land!

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

Code your Shero!

Thursday, 03/14/2024 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

SOLD OUTHow are your favorite games or apps created? With computer code! Join HYPE, the non-profit organization working to bring equitable tech education to under-represented girls, to create your own animation! Who is your shero or a woman that embodies excellence to you? Give her a cape and make her fly! At this event, in celebration of Women’s History Month, students will use code to create a cartoon of their shero. Parents- come learn [..]

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

STEMFEST: Hands-On Science for Families at Oglethorpe University

Thursday, 03/14/2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SOLD OUTCalling all science enthusiasts! Ready to get your science on in Brookhaven? Oglethorpe University students and science faculty welcome you to our campus for an evening of interactive STEM activities. We will 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 us for this fun, hands-on, family-friendly event! Please complete one registration per family member. Advance registration is [..]

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

Cosmic Theology: Exploring Faith and Astrobiology

Thursday, 03/14/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In a world where science and religion are often seen as polarizing forces, we aim to bridge the gap between science and religion. Astrobiology and spirituality share a common basis: the search for understanding our place in the universe. Join First Christian Church of Decatur, Gentle Spirit Christian Church, and Georgia Tech Astrobiology for this panel discussion and open dialogue blending science and spirituality. By bringing these two topics together, we'll think critically and creatively [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

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

Thursday, 03/14/2024 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

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 out and play! Enjoy [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Friday, March 15, 2024

Adventure Lab at Mason Mill

Friday, 03/15/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

You are invited on a secret adventure on the trails of Mason Mill Park. The Adventure Lab app will guide you to special natural and historic sites in the forest. Using your phone's GPS technology and your brain, locate the secret destinations, learn about nature, and answer a question to prove you were there. Adventure Lab® is a new app from Geocaching.com that allows you to play unique outdoor scavenger hunts. There are currently over 50,000 [..]

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

Science Scavenger Hunt

Friday, 03/15/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Journey along the trails of Mason Mill Park in search of special plants, rocks, and other nature features. Take a pleasant hike through this peaceful in-town forest, solve riddles, learn about the natural world, and win a prize! On this scavenger hunt, you will not be gathering items, but instead using the scientific method to solve riddles, complete activities, and obtain clues that allow you to visit seven stations along the Trails of Mason Mill. Things you [..]

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

Live Thrive's Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) Tour - Dekalb

Friday, 03/15/2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am

CANCELLED Check out the new Live Thrive CHaRM Facility in Dekalb County! Ever wonder what happens to stuff that gets recycled? Come out for a tour of Live Thrive’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) to learn more! We’ll share more about Live Thrive’s mission, the history of Live Thrive and CHaRM, information on how the materials are collected and processed on-site, tips for how to incorporate sustainable materials management and recycling 101 at school/work/home, [..]

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

AI.Humanity: a Crash Course in Large Language Models

Friday, 03/15/2024 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

In the midst of an AI boom, everyone is looking to master the new tech, aren't you? Join Emory University's AI.Humanity Initiative and the Center for AI Learning to get started! This interactive workshop, tailored to beginners with limited technical experience, provides a overview of large-language models (LLMs), a highly popular use-case of artificial intelligence. We'll walk through examples all the way from design to development and even deployment into real world use and problem [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

How Do Astronauts Stay Healthy in Space?

Friday, 03/15/2024 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

How do astronauts sleep in space? What do they eat? And how does microgravity change their eyes and their hearts? Award-winning children’s STEM author Jennifer Swanson will explore all of the COOL things that astronauts do while living in microgravity as told in her book, Spacecare: The Kids’ Guide to Surviving Space (Mayo Clinic Press Kids/Smithsonian). With interactive activities, awesome pictures and videos, this presentation will give you some out-of-this world knowledge about what it’s [..]

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

FUNdamentals of COLOR and LIGHT

Friday, 03/15/2024 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Ever wonder why things glow in the dark or why there are so many color variations found in bird feathers? Engage in a variety of art and science inspired activities at Fernbank Science Center to explore the wonderful phenomenon of the relationship between color and light.

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

STARS, SPACE ROCKS, AND OTHER OUT OF THIS WORLD AWESOMENESS

Friday, 03/15/2024 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for an evening of star gazing in our observatory and get a unique chance to explore objects from outer space! We'll have meteorite samples and space stuff for you to get a close look at under microscopes. Come on out for a space-tacular time! This event will take place in room NC1320 AND the observatory.

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

True North: by Lee Nowell, directed by Heidi S Howard

Friday, 03/15/2024 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

All compasses point to Magnetic North, but it is shifting! This scientific theatrical experience asks us to consider the invisible forces around us, the ways we interact with them, and the ways they affect all of us. An immersive performance combines the latest scientific research with ancient practices which enable each of us to ground ourselves in the midst of uncertainty. Use code ASF2024 at checkout for Buy-One-Get-One tickets as available! Atlanta playwright Lee Nowell’s play True [..]

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

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Adventure Lab at Mason Mill

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

You are invited on a secret adventure on the trails of Mason Mill Park. The Adventure Lab app will guide you to special natural and historic sites in the forest. Using your phone's GPS technology and your brain, locate the secret destinations, learn about nature, and answer a question to prove you were there. Adventure Lab® is a new app from Geocaching.com that allows you to play unique outdoor scavenger hunts. There are currently over 50,000 [..]

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

Science Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Journey along the trails of Mason Mill Park in search of special plants, rocks, and other nature features. Take a pleasant hike through this peaceful in-town forest, solve riddles, learn about the natural world, and win a prize! On this scavenger hunt, you will not be gathering items, but instead using the scientific method to solve riddles, complete activities, and obtain clues that allow you to visit seven stations along the Trails of Mason Mill. Things you [..]

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

Wildflower Walk

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Join us for a group walk to celebrate the beginning of spring in Fernbank Forest! You’ll learn about the different kinds of native wildflowers found both in the forest and around Atlanta.

This event repeats on March 22 at 2pm.

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

Saving the Seas

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Curious what Georgia Aquarium is doing to save our seas? Dive into the world of marine research and conservation to experience firsthand what it's like to be a marine conservationist. As a leader in ocean conservation, Georgia Aquarium will be hosting a presentation focusing on different conservation projects, from protecting our coral reefs to the reestablishment of zebra sharks to protecting key species. Explore threats facing our environment through interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities based [..]

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

ID the Trees!

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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, come fall in love [..]

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

Splash into Stream Science

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Examine the world of water by catching and studying bugs and other critters 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. 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 the water!

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

STEM Gems: Give Girls Role Models in STEM!

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 walk away with advice, guidance, [..]

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

Investigation Awaits!! Are you Ready to Hone Your Detective Skills?

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

During this investigation activity, you will use your senses and clues to solve mysteries, and you will use your investigative minds to take on the many roles of a special agent: detective, scientist, psychologist, and enforcer of the law! Through hands-on activities with simple household items, you will learn about the science behind detective work and how their senses combine to impact their experience of the world around them. So grab your magnifying glass, and [..]

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

A Bug’s Life in the Urban Forest: The wonderful world of Insects on the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Calling all insect lovers for a special sensory edition of What’s Happening on the BeltLine: A Bug’s Life. Local experts will lead us on a walk of the Atlanta Westside BeltLine Arboretum where we will discover the vast networks of insects living right under our nose in our Atlanta Urban Forest. Learn how trees, insects, and people are all part of the same cycle and what we can do to support the urban forest, insect [..]

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

Nature Navigators: Arabia Mountain

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

It’s a special edition Nature Navigators - for ASF! We’re headed out to one of Atlanta's most unique habitats: Arabia Mountain. A perfect place to explore the rich history and ecology that Atlanta has to offer; from the history of the quarry to the unique specimen that call the mountain home, like the iconic red elf orpine! Expect a slow saunter through the woods with stops for observation and exploration.

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

Proton Precision: Inside Emory's Proton Therapy Center

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Get a behind the scenes look into the Emory Proton Therapy Center's cutting edge technology; high energy proton beams that target cancer with sub-millimeter precision. Learn the physics behind the treatment, and get a hands-on opportunity to treat the "patient" in your tour group! Join us for a journey through our clinical workflow and engaging activities on the Medical Physics concepts behind imaging, treatment planning, and radiation delivery. NOTE: When registering, please choose an "Event [..]

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

Seeds and Spores: a Botany and Mycology Cultivation Workshop

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Embark on a journey into the fascinating worlds of mycology and botany at our cultivation workshop! Delve into the art of growing mushrooms from spores and nurturing plants from seeds as our expert guides lead you through hands-on cultivation techniques. Immerse yourself in the science and craft behind these natural wonders. But the excitement doesn't end there! After the workshop, tantalize your taste buds with a unique tasting experience, featuring delectable creations crafted from the [..]

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

Carnival in your cranium: Exploring the Brain

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Welcome to the carnival inside your cranium. Let’s embark on a fascinating ride through the intricate pathways of the brain. Engage in mind-boggling puzzles that challenge your neurons to connect in ways you never thought possible. Explore the marvels of neuroplasticity as you tackle brain teasers, enhancing your cognitive flexibility and problem-solving skills. Witness the power of teamwork as participants collaborate to unravel the mysteries of the mind, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared [..]

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

How Do Astronauts Stay Healthy in Space?

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

How do astronauts sleep in space? What do they eat? And how does microgravity change their eyes and their hearts? Award-winning children’s STEM author Jennifer Swanson will explore all of the COOL things that astronauts do while living in microgravity as told in her book, Spacecare: The Kids’ Guide to Surviving Space (Mayo Clinic Press Kids/Smithsonian). With interactive activities, awesome pictures and videos, this presentation will give you some out-of-this world knowledge about what it’s [..]

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

Changemaker Faire at Amana Academy

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Amana Academy’s ChangeMaker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness - it’s a celebration of the Maker Movement! This all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors has it all! From exhibits and moonwalks, to food trucks and STEM-themed activities. Visitors will explore the innovation and experimentation happening across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

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

AfroSTEM

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

SOLD OUT

The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance presents Afro-STEM, a celebration of science through an Afrocentric lens! Much of our modern world, including technology, medicine, art, and even space exploration, has been shaped by Black and African thinkers and cultures. Join our “fair-style” event as we recognize and explore those contributions. Participate in hands-on STE(A)M activities, interactive presentations, and engaging demonstrations inspired by Black and African scientists, inventors, artists, cultures, and history.

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

Science Rx: Family Science Day at Hop City

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Have you got a fever for science? We’ve got the prescription! Join Mercer College of Pharmacy’s student pharmacists and professors as they guide you through some fun pharm-inspired science. Plus, parents can enjoy a cold brew – a win-win for everyone!

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

Seeds and Spores: a Botany and Mycology Cultivation Workshop

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Embark on a journey into the fascinating worlds of mycology and botany at our cultivation workshop! Delve into the art of growing mushrooms from spores and nurturing plants from seeds as our expert guides lead you through hands-on cultivation techniques. Immerse yourself in the science and craft behind these natural wonders. But the excitement doesn't end there! After the workshop, tantalize your taste buds with a unique tasting experience, featuring delectable creations crafted from the [..]

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

Plants to DYE for

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Discover the colorful capabilities of plants at Fernbank Science Center’s “Plants to DYE for” on Saturday, March 16. Celebrate the unveiling of our new Dye Garden! Join expert Master Gardeners and Keisha Cameron of High Hog Farm as they guide you through plants that provide a kaleidoscope of natural dyes. You’ll be amazed by the power of plants as you engage in hands-on activities that transform the mundane into vibrant displays of natural color.

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

LEGO Jam: Moon Mission

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

CANCELLED Blast off with Museum of Design Atlanta for an out-of-this-world adventure at LEGO Jam: Moon Mission! Participants of all ages will embark on an interstellar journey, crafting LEGO wonders inspired by space travel, planetary exploration, and terraforming – all while building their very own space creations. It's a day of learning and intergalactic fun for kids of all ages. Don't miss out on this stellar opportunity to journey through the stars, one LEGO [..]

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

From Nature to STEM: Community Science Day at Clayton State University!

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 12:30pm to 5:30pm

Join us at Reynolds Nature Preserve to explore our “nature oasis” next to Clayton State University (CSU)! Collect samples of water and plants to bring to our Lakeview Discovery and Science Center to use in hands-on demos, experiments, and art for all ages! Starting at 3pm, we'll have exclusive guided tours for middle and high school students to meet Clayton State University faculty and see the research that they do for the benefit of everyone [..]

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

Carnival in your cranium: Exploring the Brain

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Welcome to the carnival inside your cranium. Let’s embark on a fascinating ride through the intricate pathways of the brain. Engage in mind-boggling puzzles that challenge your neurons to connect in ways you never thought possible. Explore the marvels of neuroplasticity as you tackle brain teasers, enhancing your cognitive flexibility and problem-solving skills. Witness the power of teamwork as participants collaborate to unravel the mysteries of the mind, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared [..]

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

Tiny Monsters of Sibley Pond

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join the National Park Service staff for a tiny monster hunt! Discover the extraordinary bio-diversity of strange, weird, and amazing creatures that live in Sibley Pond. Search through leaf litter, dig through detritus, collect critters and more! This is a hands on, get your fingers dirty field investigation. What tiny monsters will you find lurking in Sibley Pond?

This event repeats on March 17th.

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

Seeds and Spores: a Botany and Mycology Cultivation Workshop

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Embark on a journey into the fascinating worlds of mycology and botany at our cultivation workshop! Delve into the art of growing mushrooms from spores and nurturing plants from seeds as our expert guides lead you through hands-on cultivation techniques. Immerse yourself in the science and craft behind these natural wonders. But the excitement doesn't end there! After the workshop, tantalize your taste buds with a unique tasting experience, featuring delectable creations crafted from the [..]

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

Not Just Newts: Behind the Scenes with the Amphibian Foundation

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

SOLD OUTAtlanta 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 to save [..]

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

Climate Fresk workshop

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Join the Climate Fresk, a 360° interactive workshop meant to help understanding causes and consequences of climate change, based on IPCC reports. In 3 hours, “Climate Fresk” is a collaborative workshop allows you to understand the essentials of climate issues to take action. The workshop allows novices and experts to discover or deepen their knowledge of this subject. It’s scientific, accessible and effective. The facts are sourced from the most respected scientific publications: the IPCC reports. The workshop [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Carnival in your cranium: Exploring the Brain

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Welcome to the carnival inside your cranium. Let’s embark on a fascinating ride through the intricate pathways of the brain. Engage in mind-boggling puzzles that challenge your neurons to connect in ways you never thought possible. Explore the marvels of neuroplasticity as you tackle brain teasers, enhancing your cognitive flexibility and problem-solving skills. Witness the power of teamwork as participants collaborate to unravel the mysteries of the mind, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared [..]

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

A Scoop of Science

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

We all scream for ice cream! But have you ever really thought about what it is? A liquid? A solid? A glass? Ice cream has more in common with toothpaste, froth, and glass than you might expect. Join physicists Daniel Sussman and Michael Czajkowski for an exploration of the physics of disordered solids, and answers to the questions you never knew to ask about ice cream. ​We promise the only brain freeze will come from [..]

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

True North: by Lee Nowell, directed by Heidi S Howard

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

All compasses point to Magnetic North, but it is shifting! This scientific theatrical experience asks us to consider the invisible forces around us, the ways we interact with them, and the ways they affect all of us. An immersive performance combines the latest scientific research with ancient practices which enable each of us to ground ourselves in the midst of uncertainty. Atlanta playwright Lee Nowell’s play True North first came to 7 Stages as part of [..]

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

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Adventure Lab at Mason Mill

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

You are invited on a secret adventure on the trails of Mason Mill Park. The Adventure Lab app will guide you to special natural and historic sites in the forest. Using your phone's GPS technology and your brain, locate the secret destinations, learn about nature, and answer a question to prove you were there. Adventure Lab® is a new app from Geocaching.com that allows you to play unique outdoor scavenger hunts. There are currently over 50,000 [..]

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

Science Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Journey along the trails of Mason Mill Park in search of special plants, rocks, and other nature features. Take a pleasant hike through this peaceful in-town forest, solve riddles, learn about the natural world, and win a prize! On this scavenger hunt, you will not be gathering items, but instead using the scientific method to solve riddles, complete activities, and obtain clues that allow you to visit seven stations along the Trails of Mason Mill. Things you [..]

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

Birds & Binoculars!

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Are you a bird nerd? Join us on this guided adventure as we explore nature looking for backyard birds. They come in all shapes and sizes and are all around us. This activity is beginner friendly, and we will have binoculars handy for everyone! A relaxing activity perfect for any nature-enthusiast.

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

Microplastics Collection Challenge

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join the Emory University Saikawa Lab and Altamaha Riverkeeper at Panola Shoals and test your engineering skills! With just an empty ice cream container, shoelaces, and chicken wire mesh, you will create a simple design for microplastic collection and test it on the Altamaha River. Learn about the issues our rivers and communities face, and how you can help ensure everyone has access to clean water. So, are you up to the challenge? This event repeats [..]

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

Microplastics Collection Challenge

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join the Emory University Saikawa Lab and Altamaha Riverkeeper at Panola Shoals and test your engineering skills! With just an empty ice cream container, shoelaces, and chicken wire mesh, you will create a simple design for microplastic collection and test it on the Altamaha River. Learn about the issues our rivers and communities face, and how you can help ensure everyone has access to clean water. So, are you up to the challenge?

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

The Science of Animation

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Have you ever wondered how animation works in your favorite cartoons? Discover the science behind animation and how our minds perceive pictures in motion. In this hands-on workshop you'll explore how animated images are created and make your own optical toys and animations to take home!

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

Microplastics Collection Challenge

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Join the Emory University Saikawa Lab and Altamaha Riverkeeper at Panola Shoals and test your engineering skills! With just an empty ice cream container, shoelaces, and chicken wire mesh, you will create a simple design for microplastic collection and test it on the Altamaha River. Learn about the issues our rivers and communities face, and how you can help ensure everyone has access to clean water. So, are you up to the challenge? This event repeats [..]

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

Tiny Monsters of Sibley Pond

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join the National Park Service staff for a tiny monster hunt! Discover the extraordinary bio-diversity of strange, weird, and amazing creatures that live in Sibley Pond. Search through leaf litter, dig through detritus, collect critters and more! This is a hands on, get your fingers dirty field investigation. What tiny monsters will you find lurking in Sibley Pond?

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

Science Behind the Scenes: Botanical Pigments

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Dip into the science and history behind natural dyes and pigments! Before we had chemicals to create the vibrant colors we have today, natural pigments derived from plants gave rich color to textiles and fabrics. Unearth the science of pigment extraction and the ways that plants color our world. You’ll even create your own natural masterpiece with beautiful botanical pigments.

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

Tech:Arts - Exploring Art Using Extended Reality

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Explore the intersection of art and technology at the Fulton County Public Art Futures Lab. Put on a virtual reality headset and paint in an immersive environment, or explore the use of augmented reality and art. Learn how technology opens up new avenues to create and experience art! Open to ages 7+. NOTE: When registering, please choose an "Event Session" to ensure all attendees can enter and help hosts with potential bottleneck of people entering [..]

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

Biology of the Despised: Snapping Turtles

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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. This year, we're dispelling myths about one strong jawed, misunderstood critter: Snapping Turtles. AF has been working with the community for many years to help people discern facts from fiction when it comes to our local wildlife. Come explore these awe-inspiring animals, and let’s see how [..]

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

Roadside Geology

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 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. GMS grab bag is included with admission price.

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

Urban Slug Walk

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Feeling sluggish? So are we! Come on out on a slug filled adventure where we'll use our eagle eyes to search for these slimy and fascinating creatures, and learn all about them as we hike through Clyde Shepard Nature Preserve! Download the iNaturalist app beforehand, and we’ll use that to identify what we find and contribute data to the Atlanta SLIME (Snails and slugs Living In Metropolitan Environments) project.

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

Life in the Stream: A Journey into Salamander Biology

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Slither into the world of salamanders at a local stream in Cascade Springs! Discover the secrets of their fascinating life cycles, from tiny eggs to elusive adults, through engaging hands-on activities and expert-led field excursions. During this interactive event, you'll become a salamander scientist by identifying various salamander species and locating salamander eggs, larvae, and adults. Join us on a journey into the hidden lives of these extraordinary amphibians!

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

Monday, March 18, 2024

Adventure Lab at Mason Mill

Monday, 03/18/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

You are invited on a secret adventure on the trails of Mason Mill Park. The Adventure Lab app will guide you to special natural and historic sites in the forest. Using your phone's GPS technology and your brain, locate the secret destinations, learn about nature, and answer a question to prove you were there. Adventure Lab® is a new app from Geocaching.com that allows you to play unique outdoor scavenger hunts. There are currently over 50,000 [..]

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

Science Scavenger Hunt

Monday, 03/18/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Journey along the trails of Mason Mill Park in search of special plants, rocks, and other nature features. Take a pleasant hike through this peaceful in-town forest, solve riddles, learn about the natural world, and win a prize! On this scavenger hunt, you will not be gathering items, but instead using the scientific method to solve riddles, complete activities, and obtain clues that allow you to visit seven stations along the Trails of Mason Mill. Things you [..]

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

Magical Milk: A Color Explosion

Monday, 03/18/2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Make an explosion in your kitchen! Would you rather that your little one has an unplanned catastrophic explosion in your kitchen or would you prefer a carefully planned and educational explosion? Maybe you are thinking no explosion at all! Well, trust us that with only three common kitchen items, we will use the scientific method to design an experiment that will have your kids thrilled by the explosion of colors created when these molecules interact. [..]

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

Astronomy of Star Wars

Monday, 03/18/2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

One with the Force you are? Join us for an all-ages sci-fi adventure where Professor Jay Dunn teaches us about aliens and worlds in our galaxy and in a galaxy far, far away!

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

True North: by Lee Nowell, directed by Heidi S Howard

Monday, 03/18/2024 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

All compasses point to Magnetic North, but it is shifting! This scientific theatrical experience asks us to consider the invisible forces around us, the ways we interact with them, and the ways they affect all of us. An immersive performance combines the latest scientific research with ancient practices which enable each of us to ground ourselves in the midst of uncertainty. Atlanta playwright Lee Nowell’s play True North first came to 7 Stages as part of [..]

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

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Adventure Lab at Mason Mill

Tuesday, 03/19/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

You are invited on a secret adventure on the trails of Mason Mill Park. The Adventure Lab app will guide you to special natural and historic sites in the forest. Using your phone's GPS technology and your brain, locate the secret destinations, learn about nature, and answer a question to prove you were there. Adventure Lab® is a new app from Geocaching.com that allows you to play unique outdoor scavenger hunts. There are currently over 50,000 [..]

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

Science Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, 03/19/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Journey along the trails of Mason Mill Park in search of special plants, rocks, and other nature features. Take a pleasant hike through this peaceful in-town forest, solve riddles, learn about the natural world, and win a prize! On this scavenger hunt, you will not be gathering items, but instead using the scientific method to solve riddles, complete activities, and obtain clues that allow you to visit seven stations along the Trails of Mason Mill. Things you [..]

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

A Penny for your Thoughts!

Tuesday, 03/19/2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This event is worth every penny! How many pennies catch phrases do you know? How much do you know about the science and history of the famous “lucky ones”? Have you ever wanted a silver or a golden penny? Come to our event, learn useful and interesting facts about our smallest coins and walk away with your very own shiny golden penny! See this map of campus for specific location. The event will take place [..]

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

Is Pharmacy for Me?

Tuesday, 03/19/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

CANCELLED

Ever thought about a healthcare career? Consider pharmacy! Pharmacists are everywhere - researching life-saving medicines, leading large healthcare organizations, on the front lines of healthcare, and more. You’ll learn about this fascinating healthcare segment from alumni and professors from Atlanta’s own Mercer University College of Pharmacy.

AUDIENCE(S): High School, Adults

Stories Worth Sharing

Tuesday, 03/19/2024 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Storytelling is all about sharing our humanity on stage and finding points of connection. Let’s find these connection points through science with our special Science Festival theme: “Experiment”. Come ready to tell a story or just listen! Storytellers, bring your 5 to 7 minute true, personal story on the theme of “experiment” and put your name in the hat! We want to hear your stories! No standup or poetry, please. This FREE event will be held [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Adventure Lab at Mason Mill

Wednesday, 03/20/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

You are invited on a secret adventure on the trails of Mason Mill Park. The Adventure Lab app will guide you to special natural and historic sites in the forest. Using your phone's GPS technology and your brain, locate the secret destinations, learn about nature, and answer a question to prove you were there. Adventure Lab® is a new app from Geocaching.com that allows you to play unique outdoor scavenger hunts. There are currently over 50,000 [..]

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

Science Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, 03/20/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Journey along the trails of Mason Mill Park in search of special plants, rocks, and other nature features. Take a pleasant hike through this peaceful in-town forest, solve riddles, learn about the natural world, and win a prize! On this scavenger hunt, you will not be gathering items, but instead using the scientific method to solve riddles, complete activities, and obtain clues that allow you to visit seven stations along the Trails of Mason Mill. Things you [..]

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

Coffee Palate Practice: Nutty

Wednesday, 03/20/2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Those little coffee beans can pack a wild variety of flavors. Think you can you taste hints of nuttiness in your morning cup? Let’s find out! In this flavorful coffee exploration, we’ll use standardized objective references for flavor and aroma perception to calibrate our senses for what “hazelnut”, “almond”, and “peanut” really mean as coffee descriptors. Then we’ll put our skills to the test by seeing which tasting notes we can pick out from a [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

O-STEAM

Wednesday, 03/20/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 a hike at our 26-acre urban nature preserve and Bush Mountain, learn about forest biodiversity, plant/animal/insect identification, soil, art and crafts, and music of the [..]

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

Journey of Our Water

Wednesday, 03/20/2024 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Ever wonder where our water comes from and what happens to water before and after we use it? Come take an educational journey through the Johns Creek Environmental Campus and learn about the entire water treatment cycle! Watch millions of gallons of water journey through the process of treatment; learn about the latest in treatment technology, all while touring a state-of-the-art treatment facility. See the pipes and actual treated water and learn about where it [..]

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

O-STEAM

Wednesday, 03/20/2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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 a hike at our 26-acre urban nature preserve and Bush Mountain, learn about forest biodiversity, plant/animal/insect identification, soil, art and crafts, and music of the [..]

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

Preserving Nature: Resin Workshop and Nature Walk

Wednesday, 03/20/2024 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

SOLD OUT

Take a little piece of nature home with you! Join Agnes Scott & ESA SEEDS for a nature walk on campus where you'll collect your soon to be preserved specimen! Following the walk, participants will learn how to encase their natural keepsakes in resin as jewelry or keychains

AUDIENCE(S): High School, Families, Adults

The "Language" of Birds

Wednesday, 03/20/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Many birds produce an incredible variety of complex vocalizations, resulting in intricate songs that have inspired artists for generations. However, are these beautiful birdsongs a language? Come explore some of the analogs between birdsong and human language and learn some of the incredible ways studying birdsong has helped us understand human speech and enjoy a bird song-inspired music recital by the Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble!

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

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Adventure Lab at Mason Mill

Thursday, 03/21/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

You are invited on a secret adventure on the trails of Mason Mill Park. The Adventure Lab app will guide you to special natural and historic sites in the forest. Using your phone's GPS technology and your brain, locate the secret destinations, learn about nature, and answer a question to prove you were there. Adventure Lab® is a new app from Geocaching.com that allows you to play unique outdoor scavenger hunts. There are currently over 50,000 [..]

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

Science Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, 03/21/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Journey along the trails of Mason Mill Park in search of special plants, rocks, and other nature features. Take a pleasant hike through this peaceful in-town forest, solve riddles, learn about the natural world, and win a prize! On this scavenger hunt, you will not be gathering items, but instead using the scientific method to solve riddles, complete activities, and obtain clues that allow you to visit seven stations along the Trails of Mason Mill. Things you [..]

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

Native Oaks of the Southeast Tree Walk

Thursday, 03/21/2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am

What do Scarlett, Overcup, and Post all have in common? They are all names of oaks native to the Southeast! On this tour of the Agnes Scott Arboretum, led by the college arborist and Agnes Scott Center for Sustainability, you'll explore all the Arboretum has to offer, including every species of oak native to the Southeast!

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

Coffee Extraction Science

Thursday, 03/21/2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am

We’re using science to brew the perfect cup of coffee! Turns out human taste for what makes a good cup of joe comes down to a handful of factors that we can measure and quantify. Join us at the Opo Coffee Training Lab while we taste various coffees and take measurements using a refractometer, discussing how extraction and strength matter in a tasty cup of your morning coffee.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Cemeteries Rock! A Geology Walk at Oakland Cemetery

Thursday, 03/21/2024 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Cemeteries are more than just resting places for the dead. They are excellent places to study local geology! Join us for a special walking tour of Oakland Cemetery where we explore Georgia Geology by studying the unique headstones throughout the grounds.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Adults, High School

WABE Ask a Scientist

Thursday, 03/21/2024 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This Atlanta Science Festival, WABE is once again giving you the chance to Ask A Scientist! Why is wombat poop cubed? How did bacteria make Earth habitable for humans? What kind of weather happens in space? 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 Molly Samuel, and science enthusiasts of all ages, for an educational, entertaining, and [..]

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

PARANORMAL PHENOMENA AND PSEUDO-SCIENCES

Thursday, 03/21/2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Flat Earth, aliens, astrology, oh my! What's science? What isn't? Join scientists and academics to dig into the evidence and science behind these topics and more!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Our Disappearing Microbes

Thursday, 03/21/2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Dive into the microscopic world with "The Invisible Extinction"! Join us for an eye-opening film screening that unveils how important microbes are for our health and how our lifestyles may be causing their demise. After the movie, enjoy some live Q&A of microbial experts and medical doctors as they unravel the science behind these tiny superheroes. Discover the incredible impact of microbes on our world and get ready for an evening of enlightenment and lively [..]

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

JAZZ HANDS: A SCIENCE COMEDY EVENT

Thursday, 03/21/2024 - 7:00pm 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?"

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Piedmont Park Science Trivia

Thursday, 03/21/2024 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Join Piedmont Park Conservancy for Science Trivia! Gather a team of up to 5 and meet us at Magnolia Hall. Test your knowledge of the science you can discover right here in the Park, from wildlife to nature, and Park history and beyond! Gain bragging rights, socialize with friends, and enjoy learning something new. Tickets include 3 drinks. 21+ only.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

The Story Collider

Thursday, 03/21/2024 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Join the Story Collider for an evening of true, personal stories about science! At this live show, you'll hear scientists and non-scientists tell heartwarming (and heartbreaking) science stories about their failures, successes, and everything in between. Doors open at 7:00pm.

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

True North: by Lee Nowell, directed by Heidi S Howard

Thursday, 03/21/2024 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

All compasses point to Magnetic North, but it is shifting! This scientific theatrical experience asks us to consider the invisible forces around us, the ways we interact with them, and the ways they affect all of us. An immersive performance combines the latest scientific research with ancient practices which enable each of us to ground ourselves in the midst of uncertainty. Atlanta playwright Lee Nowell’s play True North first came to 7 Stages as part of [..]

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

Bouquet: Neuroscience in Motion

Thursday, 03/21/2024 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Dance and science?! Come check out Rogue Wave Dance as we share our latest work! Neuroscientists classify individuals as dandelions (resilient & able to thrive in a variety of environments), orchids (highly sensitive), or tulips (in between). Bouquet looks at our backgrounds to assess what type of flower we have become. In this, we ask the audience to consider what their own flower might be, and how it feels to be a part of the [..]

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

Friday, March 22, 2024

Adventure Lab at Mason Mill

Friday, 03/22/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

You are invited on a secret adventure on the trails of Mason Mill Park. The Adventure Lab app will guide you to special natural and historic sites in the forest. Using your phone's GPS technology and your brain, locate the secret destinations, learn about nature, and answer a question to prove you were there. Adventure Lab® is a new app from Geocaching.com that allows you to play unique outdoor scavenger hunts. There are currently over 50,000 [..]

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

Science Scavenger Hunt

Friday, 03/22/2024 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Journey along the trails of Mason Mill Park in search of special plants, rocks, and other nature features. Take a pleasant hike through this peaceful in-town forest, solve riddles, learn about the natural world, and win a prize! On this scavenger hunt, you will not be gathering items, but instead using the scientific method to solve riddles, complete activities, and obtain clues that allow you to visit seven stations along the Trails of Mason Mill. Things you [..]

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

Everyday Physics

Friday, 03/22/2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

From the laws of motion to non-Newtonian fluid, you'll see physics come to life before your eyes. It's a hands-on adventure that will leave you and your family seeing the world in a whole new light. Join us for a day of discovery, fun, and aha moments as we make the everyday extraordinary through the lens of physics

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

Wildflower Walk

Friday, 03/22/2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join us for a group walk to celebrate the beginning of spring in Fernbank Forest. You’ll learn about the different kinds of native wildflowers found both in the forest and around Atlanta.

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

Science Discovery Day at Morehouse

Friday, 03/22/2024 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Embark on an exciting journey of scientific exploration at Science Discovery Day at Morehouse. Dive into the realms of biology and psychology as you rotate through a series of captivating experiments and activities. From the inner workings of a sheep's brain to the immense power of Earth's most coveted resource, water! Join us for an enriching day of discovery, where curiosity knows no bounds, and the future of knowledge unfolds before your eyes. This event [..]

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

CHEMISTRY BONANZA DEMO SHOW!

Friday, 03/22/2024 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

SOLD OUT

Come see exciting chemistry reactions and demonstrations! We will explore the chemistry of polymers, combustion reactions, cloud formation, and even a few fireballs. How do you speed up a reaction? Or slow it down? We will explore it all! Liquid nitrogen ice cream will be served as well—tasty chemistry! There is limited seating for this event. Reserved tickets do not guarantee a seat. Arrive early to ensure your seat.

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

Twilight Trek - Wild Technology at the Zoo!

Friday, 03/22/2024 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Experience the Zoo in a new way on this guided after-hours tour! Families will have the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the technology used to study animals in zoos and in the wild. Our Zoo Educators will introduce participants to Forward Looking InfraRed technology, trail cameras, night-vision scopes, radio telemetry, and Passive Integrated Transponders. Join the adventure as you learn how these tools are used by humans to better understand and help animals!

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

Bouquet: Neuroscience in Motion

Friday, 03/22/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Dance and science?! Come check out Rogue Wave Dance as we share our latest work! Neuroscientists classify individuals as dandelions (resilient & able to thrive in a variety of environments), orchids (highly sensitive), or tulips (in between). Bouquet looks at our backgrounds to assess what type of flower we have become. In this, we ask the audience to consider what their own flower might be, and how it feels to be a part of the [..]

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

True North: by Lee Nowell, directed by Heidi S Howard

Friday, 03/22/2024 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

All compasses point to Magnetic North, but it is shifting! This scientific theatrical experience asks us to consider the invisible forces around us, the ways we interact with them, and the ways they affect all of us. An immersive performance combines the latest scientific research with ancient practices which enable each of us to ground ourselves in the midst of uncertainty. Atlanta playwright Lee Nowell’s play True North first came to 7 Stages as part of [..]

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

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Exploration Expo

Saturday, 03/23/2024 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Get excited for Atlanta's biggest science party!

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

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