Astronomy, biology, chemistry—oh my! Which of the sciences will you try? On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Fernbank Museum of Natural History gives visitors a chance to explore everything that’s cool about being a scientist with its annual Science at Hand Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. visitors will discover a variety of scientific fields and investigate what it’s like to be a scientist. Guests will enjoy one-on-one opportunities to talk with scientists and community volunteers, learn more about sciences through hands-on activities and more.
Scheduled Activities and Partners Include:*
All activities are located in the Great Hall from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Atlanta Science Festival
Explore hands-on science activities with the Atlanta Science Festival.
Astronomy Club, Georgia State University
Discover the inner workings of rocket design and help decorate some of the Astronomy Club’s rockets. Learn about the importance of rockets in astronomical research.
Chemistry Club, Clayton State University
Marvel at the magic of chemistry through experiments like making elephant toothpaste and homemade silly putty.
Herbarium, Emory University
Have you used a plant today? Learn about the many ways that plants are important to our daily lives, try out a botanist’s toolkit, color prints of local medicinal plants, and play a global plant game.
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Georgia Tech
Explore the good and bad design of everyday devices and see how ergonomics can positively impact daily life in a space race – humans vs. aliens.
Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association
Examine honey from different regions and see how location, flowers, and trees affect its taste, color, and aroma.
Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University
What do brains do? Get an up close look at different animal brains and build a brain out of dough.
Pi Alpha Chemical Society, Emory University
Launch a pipette rocket using a combustion reaction and see how high it flies.
Science Discovery Carts, Fernbank Museum
From nanotechnology to shells, explore various science topics with Fernbank Ultimate Naturalist youth volunteers.
Society of Physics Students, Georgia State University
Get up close to a 3D printer, a digital microscope, and other amazing physics gadgets.
Stem Cell Plinko, Georgia Tech
How does a stem cell decide what type of cell to turn into? Come play an interactive plinko game to learn how scientists control stem cell differentiation.
Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability, Clayton State University
Explore ecology and environmental science through a food web game and more.
The Learning and Development Lab, Psychology at Georgia State University
Learn about perception and decision making as you view visual illusions, point light displays and more.
Ticket Info and Special Offer
Fernbank Museum of Natural History will be offering $3 off museum admission to Girl and Boy Scouts attending the event in uniform. This offer applies to the scout and up to 3 guests and is only valid for November 7, 2015. Not applicable with any other discount or offer.
All Science at Hand Day activities are included with Museum admission and are free for members. Tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for students/seniors, $16 for children ages 3-12, and free for children 2 and younger.
Events, activities and chances to win are also posted on Facebook (facebook.com/FernbankMuseum) and Twitter (@fernbankmusuem).