City Science Quest – Atlanta Science Festival

City Science Quest

Uncover Atlanta’s innovations, discoveries, and STEM careers by completing missions from the comfort of your own home in this app-based scavenger hunt for kids and adults.

Compete against other curious kids and adults as you submit photos, videos, and text evidence to earn points for completing missions. Prizes will be awarded!

You’ll need a smart phone or tablet, wifi access, and maybe some help from family members.

How it Works

First, register below!

In the week before the Quest, registered players will receive email instructions to download the GooseChase mobile app (available for Apple and Android devices) and connect to the City Science Quest. We advise you to set it up in advance, but the missions will not be revealed until the scheduled sessions.

Our Quest will take place over three sessions. Registration gives you access to any or all of the scheduled two-hour sessions. Each session will release a group of about 20 missions to be completed at home or in your neighborhood, using household materials, and by submitting a photo, video, or typed response. Earn points by completing missions. Prizes will be awarded to randomly selected participants from the top points-earners in each game, and overall points winners.

Who is it For

The Quest is designed for a broad audience from upper elementary age to adults. Younger participants (elementary/middle school age) will need to team up with an adult for most missions. Some missions may be challenging for younger audiences, other missions may be too simple for adults, but everyone will have a good time!

Join the Quest

Registration is required but free, and gives you access to any or all of the scheduled two-hour sessions; each session will offer new missions and your points will accumulate! If you decide to play as a team, only one person needs to register – that should be the person whose mobile device will be used during the Quest.

Saturday, March 13, 4-6pm   |    Sunday, March 21, 4-6pm   |   Saturday, March 27, 9-11am

To help us continue bringing people together through the wonder of science, we ask you to consider making a donation as you register.

Instructions for how to download the app and access the game will be emailed to you upon registration. Look for an email from [email protected] which may have gone to your spam folder.

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  • The Center for Puppetry Arts Family Four-Pack includes the performance, entry into the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, and the Create-A-Puppet Workshop.
  • Solar Robot and Gravity Maze from Atlanta Section of IEEE
  • Hats, water bottles, backpacks, chargers, highlighters and other swag from UPS, International Paper, Caretta Research Project, Johns Creek Environmental Campus, and the CDC Museum

Terms & Conditions

  • Participation in the City Science Quest requires you to submit photos, videos, and typed responses via the GooseChase app. By participating in the City Science Quest, you grant Science ATL Inc. the right to use these photos, videos, or typed responses in activities and promotions related to Science ATL Inc.’s charitable mission. Science ATL Inc. will not sell this information to other parties.
  • In order to complete registration, we ask you to sign a waiver to acknowledge and agree to the above.
  • Submissions are monitored. Content that is deemed obscene or otherwise inappropriate will be deleted and the user banned.


On your Quest, you will encounter exciting missions from these friends of Science ATL:

Emory University
Georgia Institute of Technology
International Paper
Mercer University
Georgia Power
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Delta Community Credit Union
Burns & McDonnell
The Clorox Company

Atlanta Section of IEEE
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Center for Puppetry Arts
Cobb County Public Library
DeKalb County Public Library
Fulton County Library System
Fulton County/Johns Creek Environmental Campus

Georgia Aquarium
Georgia State University
Gwinnett County Public Library
Piedmont Park Conservancy
Savannah Science Museum
Science Gallery Atlanta
Spelman College
The Village Tutorial and Enrichment Program

Special Thanks

to our Teen Review Panel comprised of Georgia Chief Science Officers Aishat, Anusha, and Vivian!

Quest Questions?

Contact Jordan Rose, [email protected]

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