March 21 - 28, 2015

The Atlanta Science Festival is a week-long celebration of local science and technology, held March 21-28, 2015. Curious people of all ages will explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives in a variety of hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances throughout the metro Atlanta region. The Festival culminates in the free, family-friendly EXPLORATION EXPO - an interactive day of demos, hands-on activities, and stage shows at Centennial Olympic Park.


Congratulations to the winner of our "What Does Science Mean to You" T-Shirt Design Contest, Liza! Special thanks to Liza and all of the young, science-loving artists who entered our contest and submitted out-of-this-world designs! Look for her design to be sold on shirts at the Exploration Expo on March 28th in Centennial Olympic Park!
Want to see where the Atlanta Science Festival events will be this year? Check out our interactive map!
We invite you to enjoy amazing events that explore the latest in human health and medicine. Experts in healthcare, medicine and public health will stimulate and reshape the way you think about the fields of health and medicine. Check out our list of medical events. Regardless of your level of interest, there's sure to be an event for you!
Much like the Jetsons' interaction with Rosie and the futuristic city in which they lived, this event emphasizes the interactions of humans and robots. This event will engage middle school students and their parents in a fun science program to include entertaining robotics play and other robotics demonstrations arising out of Spelman undergraduate research.
Table Tennis Technology! There’s science to be found even in the world of ping-pong. Come play a few rounds and learn about how science and engineering are making table tennis a faster, better, more environmentally friendly game.
Come explore some truly weird and wonderful materials and learn a little bit about the science behind their unusual properties. Children and curious adults can create luminescent fountains, study superabsorbent powders in diapers, and play with solutions that magically turn from liquid to solid and back. As an added treat, our science ambassadors will bring their invisibility “cloak” prototype for all to test out as well.
Are your spring evenings filled with the mating call of frogs and friends? Is it the full moon or the slimy green skin that triggers the act of mating or is it communication through pheromones? Dr. Larry Wilson has the answers. Come hear him discuss amphibian mating rituals and pheromones. New evidence suggests that these chemicals are also involved in mating communications among men and women.
Come join the 50th Anniversary of Science, History and Art at DCSD Fernbank Science Center as we kickoff the Atlanta Science Festival. Race a slinky to the finish line in our inaugural 0.01 K! Prepare a cool spring snack while learning ice cream chemistry! Follow spring migration and observe bird banding procedures! Pet a baby animal! Discover the latest in nanotechnology! And more!
The ultimate FREE family science event on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Centennial Olympic Park, including interactive activities and performances that celebrate the excitement of STEM in Atlanta.

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