Your In-Depth Guide to the Atlanta Science Festival 2024

Explore the endless possibilities science offers in a festive spirit. Come and get amazed at the Atlanta Science Festival!

Is there a spark of curiosity in the air? That’s the anticipation for the Atlanta Science Festival 2024! This fair is ready to delight you and your loved ones with a wonder-filled exploration of the universe. Get ready to pull back the curtain on the cosmos and dive into the enjoyment that knowledge and discovery can bring!

Imagine the delight on your children’s faces as they build and launch their very own rockets. The sky isn’t the limit here – it’s just the beginning!

Ready for more? How about giving them a taste of chemistry with a fun twist? The Chemical Magic Show is sure to enthrall them as predictable scientific reactions morph into stunning visual effects right before their eyes.  The Physics Funhouse offers a chance for a playful exploration of the laws of motion. Or dive into the precious world of our ecosystem, a crucial lesson wrapped in fun with the Nature Explorer activities.

Time to flex your brain muscles as we pump out more information about the Atlanta Science Festival 2024.

Atlanta Science Festival Date

The Atlanta Science Festival 2024 will take place from March 9 to March 24, 2024, offering weeks of non-stop scientific exploration and excitement.

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Atlanta Science Festival Location

The event will span across various esteemed venues in Atlanta, bringing science to every corner of the city.

Atlanta Science Festival Tickets

Experience the enchantment of the 2024 Atlanta Science Festival without straining your wallet – the vast majority of events are completely free! For a select number of exclusive events and showcases, tickets can be procured from the festival’s official online hub. The beauty of it – even the paid events are budget-friendly, with prices starting from a mere $5.

Get Ready to Geek Out: Atlanta Science Festival Exciting Events

A delightful adventure of wonders awaits you at the Atlanta Science Festival 2024. Overflowing with captivating and stimulating pursuits, every interaction is meticulously designed to spark your interest, inspire awe, and reveal the mesmerising realm of science that surrounds us. Across the city, 150 exclusive events stand ready to serve up unforgettable moments and invaluable insights. Moreover, a grand celebration is set at the Atlanta Science Festival Piedmont Park.

Get a preview of the abundant events you could take part in during the fair:

Georgia Tech Science & Engineering Day

Date: Saturday, March 9th, 2024
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Georgia Tech Campus North Ave NW Atlanta, GA 30332

Rally to start the 2024 Atlanta Science Festival alongside Georgia Tech!

Perhaps your interests drift towards the mysteries of outer space, or maybe they are grounded in the precision of systems engineering and robotics. You could be captivated by the intersection of art and science or find excitement in the realms of brains, biology, nanotechnology, and computer science.

You might have a passion for disruptive technologies like wearables and bioengineering, or find charm in the complexities of chemical engineering. Regardless of your specific passion, you’ll discover activities meticulously designed to quench your thirst for knowledge!

No entry fee with pre-registration.

Salamander Stroll

Date: Saturday, March 9th, 2024
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve
2580 Pine Bluff Dr. Decatur GA 30033

Come along with your family and friends to discover the marvels of nature at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve in Decatur. It’s a great opportunity to rub shoulders with local specialists from the esteemed Amphibian Foundation.

You’ll transform for a day into ‘citizen scientists’, undertaking an ‘amphibian bioblitz’ – an exploration of the preserve that records the diversity of frogs and salamanders present. This preserve has the distinction of being one of the few sanctuaries left for our amphibian pals within city boundaries! All visitors, young and old can join in. Remember to bring your smartphones. You’ll want to snap pictures and share photos of your remarkable finds. Admission is free.

Science Scavenger Hunt

Date: Saturday, March 9th, 2024
11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Location: Mason Mill Park
1340 McConnell Drive Decatur, GA 30033

Prepare to delve into a thrilling adventure on the paths of Mason Mill Recreation Park, where you’ll encounter unique foliage, intriguing geological formations, and other captivating features of the natural world. Enjoy a serene hike through this tranquil urban forest, crack riddles, gain insights about our natural environment, and stand a chance to win a remarkable prize! This kid-friendly activity is sure to amuse your little ones.

With this Scavenger Hunt, let’s flip the traditional concept; rather than accumulating items, they’ll be employing the principles of the scientific method to unravel cryptic puzzles, execute involved tasks, and procure clues that guide your journey to each of the seven stations located throughout Mason Mill’s trails. The best part? It’s all for free!

Climate Fresk Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 9th, 2024
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Create ATL
900 Murphy Ave SW Atlanta, GA 30310

Dive into the world of climate knowledge with Climate Fresk. This engaging 360° interactive workshop is designed to simplify the understanding of climate change impacts and its root causes, based on reports from the IPCC. Within a timespan of 3 hours, it fosters collaborative learning and helps you grasp the critical essence of climate challenges to drive meaningful action.

The workshop is ideal for beginners and experts alike, extending an opportunity for everyone to deepen their comprehension of climate-related concerns. The cost of the workshop is $15, with a reduced fee of $7.5 for students. Get your tickets here.

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Cosmic Theology: Exploring Faith and Astrobiology

Date: Thursday, March 14th, 2024
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: First Christian Church of Decatur GA
601 W Ponce De Leon Ave Decatur, GA 30030

In a universe where science and religion often stand at opposing ends, the Atlanta Science Festival 2024 is set to foster an environment that bridges this divide. Through a unique amalgamation of Astrobiology and spirituality, an understanding of our cosmic existence will be sought.

The First Christian Church of Decatur, Gentle Spirit Christian Church, and Georgia Tech Astrobiology are joining hands for a panel discussion that harmoniously unites science and spirituality. The intersection of these two realms is expected to prompt thoughtful and imaginative contemplations on the enigmas of the universe and humanity’s role within it. Enjoy free admission.

Stem After Dark

Date: Saturday, March 9th, 2024
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Georgia Tech Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design
422 Ferst Dr. Atlanta, GA 30332

Visitors can delve into the captivating universe of science as Georgia Tech metamorphoses into an enthralling nocturnal haven during STEM After Dark. This offers an opportunity to explore the myriad wonders of science through intriguing discussions, planetary painting sessions, spirited science trivia, and delectable cosmic-inspired cocktails! Securing a ticket for STEM After Dark serves as an entry point to an indelible experience where the allure of science remains undimmed even after twilight.

Price: $15 for General Admission; $5 for students. Click here to get your tickets.

Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 10am-5pm
Location: Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States

Atlanta‘s premier science spectacle invites curious kids and adults, regardless of age or scientific interests. There’s no need for pre-registration. Get a hands-on feel of the human brain! Experience the fragrance of the cosmos! 3-D print your own skeletal structure! Take a peek into the workings of a jet engine!

You can craft your own scientifically inspired haiku or navigate a robot using your mind! Then, challenge your cognition with laser beams and wield a paintbrush like an elephant!  Of course, get to know a fascinating variety of frogs, lizards, snakes… and of course, our exceptional scientists!

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At this year’s Atlanta Science Festival Expo, be amazed as Atlanta showcases its scientific flair through 100 hands-on, interactive exhibitions from the city’s top organizations, esteemed universities, and cutting-edge companies.

Keep an eye out for more details including a list of exhibitors, the event map, and parking information, slated for release during the early spring.

Atlanta Science Festival Parking Spot Options

Embracing the true essence of the Festival, event locations and corresponding parking zones span across the city. When the Atlanta Science Festival Expo rolls around, you’ll have a variety of parking options to choose from:

Piedmont Park Deck

Best Parking Option at 1320 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30306. Payment Accepted: Cards

Touching base on parking costs, expect to shell out a minimal $1 for every thirty minutes you plan to stay. Worth noting, however, is that the most you’ll be charged for a full day’s parking at Piedmont Park’s lot maxes out at a manageable $15.

Park Place Parking

Located at 1138 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. Payment Accepted: Cards

Parking costs $15 for the whole day.

12th Midtown Parking

Positioned at 1075 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30309. Payment Accepted: Cards and Cash

The fee is $12 per 2 hours.

Metropolis Parking

Situated at Peachtree Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Payment Accepted: Cards

Plan your budget with a parking rate of $14 for every 2 hours.

Azure Public Parking

Located at 1026 Piedmont Ave Atlanta, GA 30309. Payment Accepted: Cards

Expect to pay $8 for every 2 hours of parking.

Atlanta Attractions

Once you’ve thoroughly immersed yourself in the wonders of the Science Festival Atlanta, there’s a multitude of other attractions in the city waiting to be explored. This vibrant city offers a wealth of fascinating sites, a variety of cultural experiences, and a plethora of culinary delights.

From fun theme parks and impressive art galleries, to historical landmarks and bustling markets, there’s an adventure just around every corner.  Definitely, this city offers much more than just a scientific journey, it offers a whole world of intrigue and discovery.

Nearby Hotels and Lodging

Amidst the galvanizing rush of the Atlanta Science Festival, you may find your mind and body craving for some rest. Fear not, because Atlanta offers an extensive range of accommodation options that cater to every preference and budget.

Dive right into all the festival has to offer without giving a second thought about your post-event relaxation.

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Explore, Learn, and Play: Atlanta Science Festival Promises Fun

Bask in the intellectual buzz as the Atlanta Science Festival 2024 takes over Piedmont Park, Emory University Georgia Tech, Metro Atlanta and various A-Town spots. This grand event, made possible by Science ATL, promises unmatched enlightenment, fun, and a look into the future of science and technology.

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Whether you’re a savvy scientist, an inquisitive student, or a curious novice, there’s something to inspire and engage every mind. So, bring along your enthusiastic kids, and make your way to the beating heart of the city.

From exciting exhibits and lively workshops to interactive demos and hands-on activities, it’s a day guaranteed to be bursting with adventure and discovery. Young minds will be enthralled as they transform into budding scientists for the day, actively participating, and learning in ways that will nourish their curiosity and foster a lifelong love for science.

Apart from just science learning, the Atlanta Science Festival is an annual event where building relationships within the community is encouraged. So take this as a chance to meet new friends and widen your network.

Remember, at the Atlanta Science Festival 2024, you’re not just observing science, you are living it.


Start Date:

March 9, 2024 @ 10:00 am CST

End Date:

March 23, 2024 @ 10:00 pm CDT





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