Atlanta Science Festival’s
Exploration Expo
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 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. The Exploration Expo promotes science exploration, discovery and innovation with more than 100 interactive exhibits, hands-on experiments, mind-blowing demos and performances! More info about our 2018 event will be announced in the spring. For now, find some teasers below…



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Atlanta Science Festival. #speakup4science

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ask a CDC Epidemiologist…

Chattahoochee Nature Center. Uncover the Hidden World of a Pond

Clorox Company. We Make Everyday Life Better, Everyday

Dendreon. Immunotherapy: Teaching Cells to Target Cancer

Delta Air Lines.

Emory University – Child Study Center. Do You Know What Your Brain is Thinking?

Emory University. Science.Art.Wonder: A Live Mural

Emory University. Science.Art.Wonder Gallery

Emory University – Association for Women in Science. Wonder Women in Science

Emory University – Center for the Study of Human Health. Your 100 Trillion Best Friends

Emory University – ChEmory. Solid or Liquid? Make Play-dough and Oobleck

Emory University – Department of Chemistry. Distance Matters

Emory University – Department of Chemistry & Decatur Makers. The BIG World of SMALL Containers

Emory University – Emory Vaccine Center. Microbe Attack!

Emory University – Herbarium. Smell the World

Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Investigating Insects

Georgia Natural Gas.

Georgia Power Company. Electricity in Motion

Georgia State University. The Bio-Bus Sampler

Georgia State University – AMSA. Chemistry and Biochemistry Connections

Georgia State University – Chemistry Club. Come and see chemistry with household items!

Georgia State University – Early Childhood Education. Bite Size Science

Georgia State University – Georgia Geographic Alliance. Where would you be without Geography?

Georgia State University – Math and Statistics Club. Adding it All Up!

Georgia State University – Perimeter College Native Plant Botanical Garden. Celebrating Georgia’s Native Plants

Georgia State University – Pre-Pharmacy Professional Society. Look in the Mirror and See Something Different

Georgia State University. Georgia State Smiles

Georgia State University – Synthetic Biology Club. BioBrick: Synthetic Biology in Atlanta

Georgia State University – Early Childhood Education. Making Origami Animals

Georgia Tech – BBUGS. Heart Touching: The Ins and Outs of Love

Georgia Tech – BBUGS. Explosion of Color!

Georgia Tech – BME HealthReach. Science for EveryBody

Georgia Tech – CEISMC. Evaluation of Atlanta Science Festival

Georgia Tech – College of Computing. Happy Compers!

Georgia Tech – EarSketch. Learning Computer Science through Music

Georgia Tech – Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Earth in 3D

Georgia Tech – Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Space Race: Aliens v. Human and Bad Designs

Georgia Tech – Laboratory for Synthetic Immunity. Catching Cancer with Paper Probes

Georgia Tech – Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking. Papermaking

Georgia Tech – School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Ocean Discovery Zone

Georgia Tech – School of Physics. Physics Peep Show

Georgia Tech – Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. Liquid Metal Fidget Spinners

Georgia Tech – Student Polymer Network. Practical Polymers

Georgia Tech Research Institute. Uncommon Exposure: How Digital Cameras Work

Google. Google’s Digital Village

High Touch High Tech, Inc. Get Buggy


HowStuffWorks. Battle Bots

IBM Corporation. Exploring STEM with IBM

IEEE. The Engineer’s Workshop

IEEE. Recharging Power and Potential

Kennesaw State University – College of Science and Mathematics. The Element of Surprise!

Mercer University & Mercer Health Sciences Center. The Mercer Science Workshop

NSF Center for Selective C-H Functionalization. Chemistry With a Conscience

Northrop Grumman Corporation. From the Tiniest Microbes to the Largest Planets

Piedmont Park Conservancy. What’s the Buzz on Bees

UCB, Inc. Inside the Canine Mind


Zoo Atlanta. Pop Up Vet Clinic – Elephant Edition


  • ENCOUNTER ZONE, brought to you by Emory University:  Smell the world, solve the outbreak, and see what happens through the plug.
  • DISCOVER ZONE, brought to you by Mercer University & Mercer Health Sciences Center:  Explore the microscopic world, 3D printing, robots and bees.
  • INVENT ZONE, brought to you by Georgia Tech:  Experience carbon dioxide bubble bombs, drones, brains, and make your own blood jar.
  • THRIVE ZONE, brought to you by Georgia State University: Discover the chemistry in your daily life, Gneiss Rocks, Lung Models, and germ science.
  • CURIOUS KIDS ZONE, brought to you by the Atlanta Section of IEEE:  Turn your little ones into future scientists and engineers with STEM & STEAM activities specifically for ages 3 and up.
  • POWER-UP ZONE, brought to you by Georgia Power: Take a break from the science – grab a bite to eat and have a seat at this oasis of tables. Then, put your new energy to good use as you pedal a human-powered generator, form a human circuit, and explore robots and drones.

Ping-Pong Big-Bang!

At precisely 12:00pm, thousands of pink ping-pong balls will launch into the skies, harbingers of the day’s science celebrations. Help us countdown to an explosion of science in front of the Delta Air Lines tent.


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


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


Last year’s event drew over 19,000 people, so it’s going to be crowded and parking will be limited. Please consider MARTA (use Midtown stop, and walk east into the park), taxi, carpool, Beltline, etc. The expo will take place in Piedmont Park near the intersection of 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive. See map.

QUESTIONS? Contact [email protected]

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