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Atlanta Science Festival

Atlanta Science Festival

Atlanta Science Festival

The second annual Atlanta Science Festival takes place March 21-28th and celebrates science, technology, math and engineering.  The festival was founded by Emory University, Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce with over 30,000 people attending the inaugural festival in 2014.  The festival combines top organizations, museums, schools and companies such as Google and IBM.

The science festival offers a free family oriented  EXPO taking place Saturday March 28th from 11-4 at Centennial Olympic Park.  Come experience a “Farmer Scavenger Hunt” on a real organic farm Sunday March 29th at Gaia Gardens in Decatur, Georgia.  If you live in metro Atlanta, this is a great learning opportunity for your family.  Here are some highlights for the festival:

  • hands on activities
  • facility tours
  • presentations
  • performances throughout metro Atlanta
  • FREE family Expo including hands on activities, demonstrations and stage shows.
  • “Earth in Twilight” presented by Georgia Tech 6-9 pm.  Come and learn about how scientists are illuminating the Earth.  Teens 13-18.
  • “How Not to Be Wrong”  Learn from Jordan Ellenburg as part of Georiga Tech’s “Science Matters Lectures” about the many hidden and chaotic sources of math.  Ellenburg will teach students how math surrounds us everywhere.  FREE.  Thursday 3/26.  Ages 13-18.  The Clary Theater inside the Bill Moore Student Success Center, Georgia Tech, 190 North Ave. NW Atlanta, GA 30332
  • “Making and Tinkering:  How Play Develops Social Awareness” for Educators and Adults.  Learn about play while attending this workshop at The Children’s School.  FREE.  Thursday 3/26.  7-8:30 pm.  The Children’s School Gym, Atlanta.
  • “Nerd Nite:  ATL/ASF”  This event features three talks about the brain.  Adults $5.
  • “STEM to STEM”  Mentoring program for teenagers interested in pursuing a science career.  International Google Science Fair. Teens ages 13-18.  FREE with advanced registration.  3/27 10-2.  Canadian Consulate General in Atlanta 1175 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA.
  • Michael Green the Science Machine presents “Science for Everyone.”   This event features amazing experiments.  Children ages 5-12.  Friday 3/27 6-7:30 pm. FREE.  Little Shop of Stories 133A East Court Square Decatur GA 30030.
  • “Cosmo Camp In” $20.  If you like rockets and space missions this event is for you!    The Cosmic Camp In takes place at the exhibit hall at the DCSD Fernbank Science Center.  Come out and see the Apollo 6 Command Module, launch rockets and prepare liquid nitrogen marshmallows.  You will have the opportunity to watch demonstrations of smart material resistance. Students will have the opportunity to examine a sample of the layers arranged for protective suits and design and assemble fabric into a space suit model.  Students get their own cosmic t-shirt.
  • For children and families.  Friday 3/27 9pm to 12 am.  DCSD Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307.
  • Many more lectures and events available.

Atlanta Science Festival

Highlights of Saturday’s Expo include:

  • 11-4pm March 28th at Centennial Olympic Park.
  • Open to adults, families and children of all ages.
  • More than 100 interactive hands-on exhibits, hands-on experiments, demos and performances.
  • Meet local scientists and engineers
  • Explore the Bio-Bus and STEAM Truck
  • Design a paper airplane
  • Touch a brain
  • Explore the Biotech Tent and Maker Village

Main Stage Highlights:

  • “Matter Matters” by the Tellus Science Museum
  • “From Fire to Ice: Chemistry Demos” by ChEmory
  • “Take Flight” by Big Thinkers
  • “The Circle of Life” by The Children’s School
  • “Animal Encounters” by Zoo Atlanta
  • “The Sand Princess and Friends” by the Georgia Mineral Society
  • “Roob & Noob Theatre for the Very Young” by the Alliance Theatre
  • “Terrific Terrariums” by IEEE
  • “What’s Cool About Chemistry – Intro to the Science Cafe” by Dr. Tracy McGill
  • “Fantastic Plastics” by Dr. Seth Marder
  •  “It’s Not Magic; It’s Chemistry” by the Spelman Chemistry Club

If you live in Atlanta metro check out the Science Festival — you are sure to have fun while learning great things!




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