Expo – Atlanta Science Festival

Atlanta Science Festival’s
Exploration Expo
Saturday, March 23, 2024, 10am-5pm at Piedmont Park

Atlanta’s biggest interactive science event is FREE and open to adults, families, and children of all ages and interests. No registration is necessary. Control a prosthetic hand with your mind! Perform DNA extraction! Code robots through mazes! Dig for bones! Touch a human brain! Look inside a jet engine! Meet frogs, lizards, snakes… and scientists!

With 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. See below for additional information including an exhibitor list, map, and parking info.


2024 Exhibitors (sponsors shown in bold).
[download map here]

3D Girls, Inc.
Tower of Triumph: Building Self-Confidence

Agnes Scott College – Medical Sciences
How do bacteria become resistant to medicine?

American Chemical Society – Georgia Local Section
Why is an orange actually orange?

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – Georgia
Science Through the Microscope Lens

Atlanta Ecology

Atlanta Gas Light
Natural Gas Distribution

Brown Toy Box Presented by Cox Enterprises
But Can You Code?

Burns & McDonnell
Are you ready to launch into STEM?

Buttercup STEAM
Can You Light Up a Flower with Science?

Centennial Academy Charter School, Presented by Georgia Natural Gas
How Can We Electrify Art?

Computer Museum of America
Computing through Time

Delta Air Lines

Delta Community Credit Union
Chemistry of Currency: Why is Money Magnetic?

What is PU Chemistry?

ECF Engineering Consultants
How does renewable energy work?

Emory University – All of Us Research Program
What is DNA?

Emory University – Association for Women in Science
Women in STEM: What *can’t* they do?!

Emory University – Biochemistry
What do proteins look like?

Emory University – Center for AI Learning
How can AI see the world around me?

Emory University – CHARTER
Virtually Healthy: Environmental Health in VR

Emory University – Chemistry
What Are Proteins? How Can We See Them?

Emory University – ChEmory
What Makes A Fluid Funky?

Emory University – Child Study Center
Can You Guess What Your Brain is Thinking?

Emory University – Herbarium
Smell the World

Emory University – HERCULES and CHART
How do chemicals and extreme heat impact my health?

Emory University – Immunology Graduate Group, NPRC, EVC
How Do Vaccines Protect Us?

Emory University – LUMeN & BabL Labs
I can’t remember!

Emory University – Ophthalmology & Atlanta Vision Research Community
How do our eyes work?

Emory University – Physics
How Does Physics Touch Your Life?

Emory University – Salaita Lab
Are you stronger than DNA?

Emory University – Science.Art.Wonder
Can Art Inform Science?

Fernbank Museum
Ready to embark on a STEAM exploration on wheels?

Fulton County Public Library
Check out STEAM with your local library!

GA Forestry Foundation & Chattahoochee Nature Center
Why Are Working Forests Crucial to Georgia?

Gateway Community Math Center
Is this even math?

Georgia Aquarium
Can you handle the pressure?

Georgia Connections Academy – STEAM Academy
How is STEM invading my home?

Georgia Gwinnett College – Chemistry
Chemistry Carnival

Georgia Gwinnett College – Health and Wellness
Science Behind the Skills: Athletic Combine

Georgia Gwinnett College – Technology Ambassadors Program
TAP into your STEM-Motivation!

Georgia Power
Are You Excited About the Future of Energy?

Georgia Psychological Association
What’s On Your Mind?

Georgia Reptile Society
What Did I Just Touch?

Georgia State University – Geosciences
Going Places with Geosciences

Georgia State University – Physics and Astronomy
How Does Radiation Impact My Life?

Georgia Tech – Bhamla Lab and Frugal Science Academy
How does curiosity lead to innovation?

Georgia Tech – Biological Sciences, Social Insects
Are insect societies better than human societies?

Georgia Tech – BME HealthReach
Science for EveryBODY – Blood, Bones, and Brains

Georgia Tech – Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Trash to cash: Can we turn wastes into resources?

Georgia Tech – Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
The Earth – How does it affect us, and how can we help it?

Georgia Tech – Engineers Without Borders Ecuador Project

Georgia Tech – Laboratory for Synthetic Immunity
Microscopic Heroes

Georgia Tech – Student Polymer Network
Where’s the water?

Georgia Tech & Emory University – Neural Engineering Center
How does the brain control movement?

Georgia Tech Research Institute
How Does My Computer Work?

Google Data Centers
What is a Data Center?

Grady Health System & STEM Compass
Experience the Magic of Healthcare

Guerilla Haiku Movement
Will you Hone The Art of Science Haiku?

What’s the COOLest part of STEAM?

The Engineer’s Workshop

Wheel of Engineering

Eco Parts 2 Art

International Society of Arboriculture
Why hire an arborist?

Johns Creek Environmental Campus
The Journey of our Water

Kaiser Permanente
How does your body THRIVE?

Kennesaw State University – Computing and Software Engineering
What’s in an algorithm?

Kennesaw State University – Architecture and Construction Management
What’s in a building?

Kennesaw State University – Computing and Software Engineering
The robot can do WHAT?

Kennesaw State University – Education
What’s happening in nature?

Kennesaw State University – Education
How do we help the Earth?

Kennesaw State University – Engineering and Engineering Technology
How do we get there?

Kennesaw State University – Health and Human Services
What’s at the heart of it?

Kennesaw State University – Health and Human Services
How do you take care of your limbs?

Kennesaw State University – Humanities and Social Sciences
How does the brain work?

Kennesaw State University – Humanities and Social Sciences
What happens to our bones?

Kennesaw State University – Science and Mathematics
What’s in my food?

Kennesaw State University – Science and Mathematics
What’s it take to keep a human going?

Live Thrive
How can we transform hard-to-recycle plastics?

Lockheed Martin
Can you name the next C-130 Aircraft Mission?

Marcus Autism Center
Why do we all learn differently?

MathHappens Foundation, Kennesaw State University – Education, Geometiles
Math Magic!

Mercer University & Mercer University Health Sciences Center
How Does Science Impact Your LIfe?

MPI for Neurobiology of Behavior/German Consulate General in Atlanta
What Makes Your Brain Unique?

Murata Electronics Americas
Can Electricity Help Protect Our Planet?

NCR Foundation
The Patcasso STEAM Experience

Neuroscience at Georgia State University, Emory University, and Georgia Institute of Technology
Ready to blow your mind? Explore your brain!

PCOM Georgia – Biomedical Sciences
Bone Diggity!

PCOM Georgia – Osteopathic Medicine, DO
D.O. you know what blood is made of?

PCOM Georgia – Pharmacy and Community Wellness Initiative
Test your Sugar Knowledge! & What do Blood Pressure Numbers Mean?

PCOM Georgia – Physical Therapy and Medical Laboratory Science
Want to be Stronger, Faster & Fitter? & What’s under the Microscope?

PCOM Georgia – Physician Assistant Studies
How do our lungs work?

PCOM Georgia – Simulation Center
Simbulance: the Mobile Medical Unit

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
What is Plasma?

How does a car operate without gas?

Science Akadémeia, The Atlanta Preschool of Science
STEM Pioneers!

Science for Georgia
How Can You Speak Up for Science?

STE(A)M Truck
Playful Sparks: Igniting STEAM Curiosity!

The Amphibian Foundation, Inc.
Why Are Amphibians Slimy?

The Clorox Company
Does science hide in plain sight?

The DCR Group LLC & Geddes Neural Network (GNN)
AI got you in my Brain, lately.

The Next IT Girl
Engineer Says…’

The SAE School
RoboSTEM: Tomorrow’s Innovators in Action

U.S. Geological Survey – South Atlantic Water Science Center
Where does your water flow?

UPS – Engineering and Advanced Technology
How does UPS technology move our world forward?

URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy
A Day in the Life at Sci-Tech

Zoo Atlanta
HOW Did the Golden Lion Tamarin cross the Road?

At precisely 12:00pm, thousands of pink ping-pong balls will launch into the skies, heralding the day’s science celebrations. Help us countdown to an explosion of science in The Meadow, sponsored by Emory University and performed by Dr. Doug Mulford and the ChEmory student group.

Onstage known as Patcasso, Patrick Hunter, a performance painter and global STEAM ambassador connects art and science to drive innovation. He takes paint strokes choreographed to music for live performances that captivate audiences by turning the blank canvas into icons.

The Patcasso Performance is brought to us by the NCR Foundation, sponsor of the Atlanta Science Festival. Join us at 1pm in front of NCR’s tent to catch this captivating performance.


  • Contribute to our live mural with Science.Art.Wonder!
  • Express your love of science through haiku with Guerilla Sciku!

Food and drink is available for purchase on site from a variety of food trucks and vendors. Complimentary water is available at stations throughout the Expo. Seating is available at the Power Up Zone and on tables throughout the park; we recommend bringing a refillable water bottle and a picnic blanket!

Savory: Tres Jardines, Soul Truckin Good, Spicy Desi Indian Food, South of Philly, Sometimeatarian, Da Patty Wagon, 6 Pack Subs, Sunshine Alchemy, Jalepeno Corn Dog Concessions

Sweet: Queen Churro, King of Pops, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Sweet Zensations, Kona Ice

Coffee: Travelin’ Toms


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

  • We STRONGLY urge you to use MARTA, taxi, carpool/rideshare, Beltline, etc.
  • MARTA – use Midtown stop, and walk east along 10th Street into the Park.
  • Parking Garage – Piedmont 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
  • NO PARKING is permitted at Midtown High School
  • See map of other nearby parking options, which are also indicated on the Google Map below.


All pets, including dogs, cats, snakes, birds, pigs, etc., are prohibited in our festival area – leash or no leash – unless 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.


Share the flyer, and follow, like, tweet away with #AtlSciFest.


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.


Piedmont Park is ADA compliant. The parking deck shared between Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Garden, has ADA spaces for parking. Wheelchairs are not provided and must be brought in by the park visitor. The Expo event is less than 0.2 miles from the parking deck along paved pathways.

Most Expo exhibits are located along a paved pathway and are wheelchair accessible. Some exhibits are located in The Meadow on the grass, which can be accessed via the paved walkway that runs the perimeter of The Meadow.

ADA-compliant portable restrooms are available in each of the three restroom locations within the Expo footprint.

© 2024 ATLANTA SCIENCE FESTIVAL Alex the astronaut