Atlanta Science Festival Returns for 2023!
By Atlanta Parent Editorial . March 4, 2023
Explore, learn and discover at the Atlanta Science Festival from March 10-25. With tons of events across Atlanta, there are plenty of ways for your family to be engaged. Visit atlantasciencefestival.org for a full schedule of events, advanced registration and pricing.
Here are some highlights:
- Destination Science at Ferst Center For The Arts: This kick-off event features three amazing scientists who will showcase all the incredible places science can take you. March 10, 7-9 p.m. $12-$20.
- Neuroscience Is Looking for a Few Good Brains! at Center for Advanced Brain Imaging: Learn what neuroscience can teach us about how the brain works with GSU/GT Center for Advanced Brain Imaging. March 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free with advanced registration.
- Science of the Circus at Challenge Aerial: View amazing circus artists as they demonstrate their skills and how science helps make it all possible. March 11, 2-3:30 p.m. $5-$10.
- Not Just Newts: Behind the Scenes at The Amphibian Foundation: See the conservation collections and meet the staff who work hard to save these vital and sensitive animals from extinction. March 11, 3-5 p.m. Free.
- Urban Slug Walk at Sykes Park: Use your eagle eyes to search for these slimy and fascinating creatures. March 11, 3-5 p.m. Free.
- Guthman Music, Art & Technology Fair at Klaus Advanced Computing Building: Get a sneak peek at what goes into the latest in music technology with instruments to play, meeting musicians and more at this interactive showcase. March 11, 4-6:30 p.m. Free.
- The Science of Animation at Manuel’s Tavern: Discover the science behind animation and how our minds perceive pictures in motion. March 12, noon-1:30 p.m. $5.
- Oakland Cemetery Rocks!: Join cemetery preservationists for a hands-on geology workshop and cemetery scavenger hunt. March 18, 10-10:45 a.m. Free with advanced registration.
- Mathapalooza! at The Paideia School: Engage with math through puzzles, games, mathematical art and more, as the vibrant arts community interprets math on stage with magic, drama, music and dance. March 18, 1-4 p.m. $4-$12.
- Become a Scientist at Georgia Gwinnett College Building E: Hear the science journey of a diverse group of scientists from Georgia Gwinnett College, and experience how science works with hands-on activities. March 18, 1-4 p.m. Free.
- Roob and Noob at Alliance Theatre: Two overly curious scientists love to discover something new in this interactive theatrical performance. March 21, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $0-$15.
Exploration Expo at Piedmont Park
The culmination of the amazing festival is this free, interactive science event with family-focused demos, experiments and performances from 75 local organizations, universities and companies. Touch a human brain! Look inside a jet engine! Pen your own science haiku! Have a non-Newtonian Dance Party! Make your own sunscreen! Control a robot with your brain! March 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.