2020 Expo

Atlanta Science Festival’s
Exploration Expo
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 11am-4pm at Piedmont Park

Atlanta’s biggest interactive science event is FREE and open to adults, families, and children of all ages and interests. Touch a human brain! Build biological machines! Show off your craziest socks on the Giant Traveling Map of Georgia! Look inside a jet engine! Draw with 3-D pens! Taste miracle berries! Meet predators, parasites, and pollinators! Pen your own science haiku! Stare down an owl! Build a marsh or freeze a marshmallow! Measure how loud your mom is!

With more than 100 hands-on, interactive science booths from local organizations, universities, and companies, we’ll be showing off Atlanta science at this year’s Exploration Expo.

Event map available in March 2020

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

Check back in spring 2020 for a list of exhibitors, map, information about activities, food vendors, and more!

To become an exhibitor, apply here.

IN CASE OF RAIN

This event is rain or shine, so bring your umbrellas and galoshes, and prepare to experience the joy of science while atmospheric water vapor condenses into liquid water droplets and falls under gravity.

In the case of severe weather (>30mph winds, lightning, tornado, etc.), stay tuned to our website and social media channels for event status updates.

PETS?

All pets, including dogs, cats, snakes, birds, pigs, etc., are prohibited in our festival area – leash or no leash – unless part of a planned festival program or assisting persons with disabilities. This is for the pet’s protection as well as for the protection of festival patrons. See City of Atlanta’s guidelines.

You may enjoy the other parts of Piedmont Park with pets, per the Piedmont Park’s guidelines.

HOW TO GET THERE

The Expo will take place in Piedmont Park near the intersection of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive – see map. Last year’s event drew over 20,000 people, so it’s going to be crowded and parking will be limited.

  • Please consider MARTA, taxi, carpool/rideshare, Beltline, etc.
  • MARTA – use Midtown stop, and walk east along 10th Street into the Park.
  • Parking Garage – The Park shares a parking deck with the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the rate is typically based on the amount of time you spend in the park. The garage is off of Monroe Drive on Worchester Drive, or visitors can enter off Piedmont Avenue at the Atlanta Botanical Garden entrance. The park is accessed from the lowest floor. Address to Parking Garage: 1320 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30306
  • Nearby parking options [PDF]

QUESTIONS? Contact [email protected]

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