Celebrate and experience all things science! The Atlanta Science Festival is happening now, with more than 80 virtual and in-person events for curious kid and adults. Events are being held through March 27. Visit the Science Festival website for a full schedule, registration information and pricing.
Here are just a few of the exciting in-person and virtual events families can enjoy during the festival:
In-Person Events and Activities
In this self-led adventure, families become plant scientists to botanical mysteries at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The journey includes five stops where families become plant scientists to solve puzzles and uncover clues. Through March 21, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
These self-guided walks feature fascinating science stops through some of the coolest neighborhoods in Atlanta. March 20-21, see website for times and locations.
Explore forests, air quality, math concepts, STEM careers and gardens with these themed self-guided hunts. March 20, 21 and 27, see website for times and locations.
Explore Zoo Atlanta through a new lens – this self-guided discovery program will encourage you to use your senses to uncover the unique ways that zoos participate in saving wildlife and wild places. March 20, 9:30-5:00 p.m.
The Astronomy of Star Wars
GSU Professor Jay Dunn will lead a discussion on the worlds and aliens of the Star Wars films and compare them with the planets and life in our solar system. Enjoy video clips inspired by Star Wars and other sci-fi favorites along the way! March 23, 6-7 p.m.
Science Quest Virtual
Uncover Atlanta’s innovations, discoveries and STEM careers by completing missions in this app-based scavenger hunt. Submit photos, videos and text evidence to earn points and win prizes. March 21, 4-6 p.m. and March 27, 9-11 a.m.
Science Jazz Hands
Tune in to catch scientists getting your attention with comedic bits about their research. After the comedy sets, dig deeper into science with interactive Q & A and games. March 23, 8-10 p.m.
Brown Bag Science
An exploration of STEM concepts with live demos and hands-on experiments for grades K-5. Follow along and conduct 3 experiments at home with a Make it and Take it Kit from the Cobb County library system. March 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
An online day of STE(A)M education workshops, customized to your interests, followed by a networking fair highlighting more STE(A)M opportunities. March 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Visit the Atlanta Science Festival website for a complete list of events.