The Atlanta Science Festival is underway. The annual two-week celebration of science and technology kicked off on March 6. And more than 100 related events will be held in the metro area through March 21.
One of those events, Family Science Night, will take place in South Fulton at Stonewall Tell Elementary School on March 12 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event for all ages is free and open to the public, and will feature experiments, hands-on activities and even door prizes. Attendees will rotate through various stations to explore concepts such as food science, animal science, agriscience, 3D printing, biological science and more.
The event is produced in partnership with UGA Extension and Fulton County 4-H. Advance registration is not required.
Other Atlanta Science Festival events around the metro area include an interactive tour of the CDC Museum, Fernbank after Dark, Family Zoo Yoga, Superhero Science Night at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta and even a Chemistry Carnival. Most of the events are free or low cost.
The Atlanta Science Festival culminates in the Exploration Expo on March 21 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Piedmont Park. Thousands of curious kids and adults will descend upon the park to experience the wonder of science with 100 hands-on interactive science booths, live science demos, and shows from local organizations, universities and companies. Attendees can experience everything from touching a human brain to building biological machines.
“We’re passionate about sharing the beauty of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with the whole Atlanta community,” says Jordan Rose, executive co-director of Science ATL, the nonprofit organization that produces Atlanta Science Festival. “And there’s no better place than Atlanta, which continues to be a global leader in scientific innovation.”
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