Explore, learn and discover at the Atlanta Science Festival from March 9-23. With dozens of events across Atlanta, there are plenty of ways for your family to be engaged. Visit atlantasciencefestival.org for a full schedule of events, advance registration and pricing.

Festival highlights:

The Science of Animation at Manuel’s Tavern
Discover how your brain perceives pictures in motion, and make your own optical toys and animations. March 17, noon-1:30 p.m. $5.

Sprouting Scientists at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Little ones will explore the world of plants and animals with hands-on learning stations. March 12, 10 a.m.-noon. $26.95; ages 3-12, $23.95; ages 2 and younger, free.

STEMFEST: Hands-On Science for Families at Oglethorpe University
Interactive STEM activities will explore biology, physics and more. March 14, 6-8 p.m. Free admission.

Saving the Seas at Georgia Aquarium
Dive into the world of marine research and conversation with interactive demonstrations. Does not include admission to the Aquarium. March 16, 10-11:30 a.m. $10.

Carnival in Your Cranium: Exploring the Brain at Fernbank
Engage in mind-boggling puzzles and brain teasers to explore the complexity of the brain. March 16, 11 a.m.-noon., 1-2 and 3-4 p.m. $25.95; ages 3-12, $23.95; ages 2 and younger, free.

Roadside Geology at Arts Center MARTA Station
Two geologist-educators will lead an exploration of the beautiful building stones and natural rock layers in Atlanta. March 14, 1-1:30 p.m. and March 17, 2-4:30 p.m. $5.

Georgia State University – Perimeter College’s Magical Milk
A Color Explosion: Use common kitchen items to design a scientific experiment. Registration required. March 18, 11 a.m.-noon. Free admission.

WABE Ask a Scientist at Create ATL
Join WABE’s Molly Samuels and science enthusiasts to discover answers to some of your most mystifying science questions. Registration required. March 21, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Free admission.

Exploration Expo at Piedmont Park

The culmination of this amazing festival is this free, interactive science event with 100 hands-on booths from local organizations, universities and companies. Touch a human brain! Print your own bones with a 3-D printer! Look inside a jet engine! Control a robot with your brain! Meet frogs, lizards and snakes! March 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Past festival events:

Georgia Tech Science & Engineering Day
Explore hands-on STEAM activities, exhibits, demonstrations and more to discover robotics, brains, biology, space, computer science and more. Registration required. March 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission.

Animals in Motion: Biomechanics Day at Zoo Atlanta
Celebrate the diversity of animals by learning about the different ways they move. March 9, 11 a.m.-noon. $25.20-$30.45; ages 3-11, $20.20-$24.20; ages 2 and younger, free.

The Paideia School’s Family Science Carnival
Play games based on some of your favorite science experiments and carnival games. Registration required. March 9, 1-4 p.m. Free admission.

Virtual: Center for Puppetry Arts’ Spiders in My House! Puppets + Science = Magic!
Part science class, part puppet building, learn about the attributes, life cycles and behaviors of spiders. March 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $15.

Science of the Circus at Challenge Aerial
Circus performers will demonstrate their skills while scientific presenters explain the science behind the acts. March 10, 2-3:30 and 4:30-6 p.m. $5.

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