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Atlanta Science Festival

Sunday, Mar 20, 2022 at 7:00am

Various Location
770-322-4992

Schedule:


GEOCACHING ADVENTURE
Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Hidden treasure boxes in the woods? Sign me up! Geocaching is a treasure-hunting game in which participants use GPS technology to find containers called "caches" at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. You'll never know what you'll find in these secret treasure boxes! Mason Mill Park has more than 10 geocaches and you are invited to explore the park, learn to use latitude & longitude, and find hidden caches containing science facts about the park.

Price: Free

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

BOTANICAL MYSTERIES
Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Use your super sleuth skills to solve botanical mysteries at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. For this self-led adventure, families pick up a guide in the Visitor Center before embarking on their botanical voyage through the beautiful spring garden. The journey will include five stops where families become plant scientists to uncover clues. A perfect activity for your budding botanist!
Materials for this self-guided tour will be available daily from March 17-March 20. Suggested ages: 6 – 10. Free with admission.

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Price: Free with admission

Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

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THE WIZARD OF OZ: PUPPETS + SCIENCE = MAGIC!
Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Frisch Marionettes as they introduce you to The Wizard of Oz! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations, and much more! Have a blast learning about the weather, simple machines, and the STEAM of puppetry. For a 25% off discount for these special ASF shows, use code "ASF" when purchasing your tickets.

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Price: $16.50

Location: Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

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CAROL ON CUMBERLAND: A NATURAL HISTORY
Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Cumberland Island is one of Georgia's natural treasures. Scientist and author Carol Ruckdeschel has spent her life fighting for the preservation and better care of this island. At this event, you'll hear directly from Carol Ruckdeschel herself about the historical challenges Cumberland Island and its Wilderness have faced, its current challenges, and the public’s role in protecting it.

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Price: Free

Location: Virtual

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DISCOVERY WALKS: DECATUR
Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Science is all around us, often hidden in everyday places - where we live, where we play, and where we walk. On this docent-guided Discovery Walk through downtown Decatur, you will uncover some of this secret science on a family-friendly 3.5 mile route with ten intriguing science stops. Join us for this guided walk, or pick up the free Discovery Walk map from our Docent and take off on your own for a science adventure.

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Price: Free

Location: Decatur Square Bandstand
509 N McDonough St
Decatur, GA

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DISCOVERY WALKS: PIEDMONT PARK & BELTLINE
Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Science is all around us, often hidden in everyday places - where we live, where we play, and where we walk. On this self-guided Discovery Walk down the Beltline and into Piedmont Park, you will uncover some of this secret science on a family-friendly 4 mile route with ten intriguing science stops. Pick up a free Discovery Walk map and take your family on an urban science adventure through this city trail.

Location: Ponce City Market
675 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

FAMILY SCIENCE CARNIVAL
Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Hey Atlanta! Bring the whole family out for a science carnival mashup! Parents and kids can play with--or against--each other in games based on some of your favorite classic science experiments and beloved carnival games. Come check out the Air Cannon Shoot, Giant Jenga, Sound Wave Splash, and more! Stop by each of our stations to learn some science and have some carnival-style fun! Can't wait to see you at this special Atlanta Science Festival event!

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Price: Free

Location: The Paideia School
1509 South Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA

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BIOLOGY OF THE DESPISED: VENOMOUS SNAKES!
Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

The Amphibian Foundation seeks to elevate awareness of the global amphibian declines. Here in Atlanta, AF also works to address some of the urban pressures impacting reptiles as well. There is perhaps no group more misunderstood and despised than venomous snakes, and AF has been working with the community since the beginning to help people discern facts from fiction, and even teaches a training course on how to handle venomous reptiles safely. Come explore these awe inspiring animals, and let’s see how much of that fear is actually fascination.

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Location: Outdoor Activity Center
1442 Richland Road SW
Atlanta, GA

Price: $5

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BUILD-A-BRAIN
Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Our amazing brains evolved here on earth along with other animals' brains. How do brains allow humans to use tools, rats to use smell to navigate, and birds FLY? If you could build the brain of your own imaginary creature, what would it look like? Join Georgia State University neuroscience majors to learn about the evolution of brains, what the different parts of the brain do, and then create your own imaginary creature's brain! Participants will receive Play-Doh by mail to participate in the activity.

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Price: $5

Location: Virtual

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ROADSIDE GEOLOGY
Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Tag along with two geologist-educators to see the beautiful building stones and folded natural rock layers of Midtown Atlanta on a tour from Symphony Hall to Rhodes Hall. Dr. Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia, teams up with highly sought guest speaker from Georgia Mineral Society (GMS), Bill Waggener, to interpret the stories that rocks tell. Along with the tour, you'll get a GMS grab bag with the admission price.

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Price: $5

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta Parking Lot
1328 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

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THE WIZARD OF OZ: PUPPETS + SCIENCE = MAGIC!
Sunday, 03/20/2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join the Center for Puppetry Arts and Frisch Marionettes as they introduce you to The Wizard of Oz! Your amazing Atlanta Science Festival experience will include a puppet show, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, Museum exhibits with specialized learning stations, and much more! Have a blast learning about the weather, simple machines, and the STEAM of puppetry. For a 25% off discount for these special ASF shows, use code "ASF" when purchasing your tickets.

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Price: $16.50

Location: Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA

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