Fernbank Museum of Natural History to Host Adventures in Science Day

Unleash your inner scientist at Fernbank Museum’s Adventures in Science Day on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Visitors will delve into a world of scientific fields, from chemistry to astronomy, ecology to biology and beyond. Fernbank is proud to partner with over 15 local science groups and clubs for the event, including Atlanta Science Festival, ChEmory, Play-Well TEKnologies and many more. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests will investigate what it’s like to be a scientist through face-time with scientists, hands-on activities, incredible demonstrations and more.

Scheduled Activities and Partners Include:*

All activities are located in the Great Hall from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Anthropology Program, Kennesaw State University

Use microscopes to explore ethnobotany and try your hand at building a skeleton.

Atlanta Science Festival

Explore magnets and magnetic fields with iron fillings and cartoon faces.

Astronomy Club, Georgia State University

Learn about the Sun and how to make a solar telescope.


Play an interactive plinko game to learn how scientists control stem cell differentiation.

BBUGS (Biology and Biosciences Unified Graduate Students), Georgia Tech

Explore the genes and DNA of a pea.

ChEmory, Chemistry Club at Emory University

Play with a non-Newtonian fluid made of a common household item.

Chemistry Club, Clayton State University

Marvel at the magic of chemistry through fluorescent slime and alginate worms.

Chemistry Club, Spelman College

What is this substance? Investigate using physical appearance and chemical reactions.

Child Study Center, Emory University

What is your brain really thinking? See a brain in action and learn how it functions.

Herbarium, Emory University

Learn about the many ways that plants are important to our daily lives.

High Touch High Tech, Inc.

Do you want to be in the medical field? Explore and touch real organs.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Georgia Tech

See how ergonomics can positively impact daily life in a space race – humans vs. aliens.

Neuroscience Graduate Student Association, Georgia State University

Get an up close look at different animal brains and build a brain out of dough.

Play-Well TEKnologies

Use your engineering skills to build projects with over 20,000 LEGOs!

Science Discovery Carts

From nanotechnology to shells, explore various science topics with Fernbank’s F.U.N. youth volunteers.

Society of Physics Students, Agnes Scott College

Experience a wave demonstration and light bending in water.

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 decision-making, choices, and sharing through fun games.

Ticket Info and Special Offer

Scout Discount

Fernbank Museum of Natural History will offer $3 off museum admission to Boy Scouts attending the event in uniform. This offer applies to the scout only and is valid for November 5, 2016. Not applicable with any other discount or offer.


All Adventures in Science Day activities are included with Museum admission and are free for members. Tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for seniors, $16 for children ages 3-12, and free for children 2 and younger.

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