March 14 - 25, 2017

  • Join us to launch the 2017 Atlanta Science Festival with astronaut Captain Mark Kelly. He's spent more than 50 days in space, and now he's spending an evening with us! Captain Kelly will share with us what it's like to leave planet Earth and his insider perspective on the groundbreaking yearlong NASA experiment with his twin brother on how space affects the human body.
  • On the final day of the Festival, join 20,000 curious people for an afternoon of interactive exhibits, mind blowing demos and science-themed performances for all ages. See you at Centennial Olympic Park on March 25, 2017.
  • In his latest one-man show, “peer reviewed rapper” Baba Brinkman breaks down the politics, economics, and science of global warming, following its surprising twists from the carbon cycle to the global energy economy. To paraphrase the Notorious BIG: “Mo’ carbon, mo’ problems.” A searing and heartfelt hip-hop manifesto addressing the world’s hottest topic.
  • Join us for bilingual workshops, fun hands-on activities for the entire family, a college fair, a majors fair, as well as an inspirational panel with Latino college students, parents, professors, and other professionals.
  • Holmes to DNA, explains the gruesome gore and guts of how forensic science works. It won't be pretty, but it will be fun -- from the first test for arsenic poisoning in the 1700s to fingerprinting, firearm and blood spatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the important milestones in between!

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Calling all outdoor lovers and tree-huggers! #ATLSciFest 2017 is jam packed with events related to environmental science. Learn about climate change, urban ecology, the history of Stone Mountain and much more.

Does the thought of the expansive cosmos give you goosebumps? Could you spend hours watching clips of Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about the stars? If you’re into space and want to learn more, the 2017 Atlanta Science Festival has you covered.

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