March 9-24, 2018

Expo Info

Atlanta Science Festival's EXPLORATION EXPO
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 11am-4pm
at Piedmont Park


Atlanta's biggest interactive science event is FREE and open to adults, families, and children of all ages and interests. The Exploration Expo promotes science exploration, discovery and innovation with more than 100 interactive exhibits, hands-on experiments, mind-blowing demos and performances! More info about our 2018 event will be announced in the spring. For now, find some of last year's info below...





  • Ping-Pong Big-Bang: at precisely 12:00pm, thousands of pink ping pong balls will launch into the skies around Centennial Olympic Park's Olympic Rings Fountain, harbingers of the day's science celebrations
  • ENCOUNTER ZONE, brought to you by Emory University:  Smell the world, solve the outbreak, and see what happens through the plug.
  • DISCOVER ZONE, brought to you by Mercer University & Mercer Health Sciences Center:  Explore the microscopic world, 3D printing, robots and bees.
  • INVENT ZONE, brought to you by Georgia Tech:  Experience carbon dioxide bubble bombs, drones, brains, and make your own blood jar.
  • THRIVE ZONE, brought to you by Georgia State University: Discover the chemistry in your daily life, Gneiss Rocks, Lung Models, and germ science.
  • CURIOUS KIDS ZONE, brought to you by the Atlanta Section of IEEE:  Turn your little ones into future scientists and engineers with STEM & STEAM activities specifically for ages 3 and up.
  • POWER-UP ZONE, brought to you by Georgia Power: Take a break from the science - grab a bite to eat and have a seat at this oasis of tables. Then, put your new energy to good use as you pedal a human-powered generator, form a human circuit, and explore robots and drones.
  • Live Entertainment: Find the science inside the circus, meet live animals from Zoo Atlanta, and meet the youngest person to pilot a plane around the world solo.
  • Express your love of science through haiku with Guerilla Sciku
  • Collect important cloud data for NASA! To get started, find the Girl Scout citizen scientists in their uniforms throughout the park!
  • Stay tuned for map and info about our exhibitors and events.


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EXHIBITORS: View our list of amazing exhibitors in alphabetical order, or organized by Zone
If you are an exhibitor, see the latest Exhibitor Packet (as of 3/23) and view our pre-recorded Orientation Webinar for Expo Exhibitors.

HOW TO GET THERE: Last year's event drew over 19,000 people, so it's going to be crowded and parking will be limited. Please consider MARTA, taxi, carpool, etc. Here is a map of nearby paid parking decks and surface lots.