Atlanta Science Festival
, the city’s premier celebration of all things science, returns with explosive events and excitement as it unveiled the schedule taking place March 6-21, 2020.
“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.”
Over these two weeks, guests can explore science and technology at more than 100 engaging events, with several offering free admission. These include hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances at a variety of locations throughout Metro Atlanta. Expect coders and hackers, puppets, newts and bees and snakes and superpowers, microbes in action, elephant yoga, roller derby, archeological digs, nature trails, and the science behind coffee and “Star Wars.”
The Atlanta Science Festival culminates in the Exploration Expo, Atlanta’s biggest family science event. Thousands of curious kids and adults descend upon Piedmont 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. (11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 21. Free. Piedmont Park, at the intersection of Charles Allen Drive and 10th Street, Atlanta.)
“We’re thrilled to watch the Festival grow each year, and 2020 is no exception,” says Meisa Salaita, executive co-director of Atlanta Science Festival. “Our seventh installment is more exciting than ever.”