Adventures in Science

Sunday, March 23 from 1pm – 4pm

Explore the world of science and natural history through a variety of hands-on programs including interactive chemistry shows, archaeology investigations, live animal encounters and more. Presented in conjunction with the Atlanta Science Festival.

Scheduled Activities*

Whales Discovery Cart
1pm – 4pm, Whales: Giants of the Deep
Have you ever wondered what baleen looks like up close? Or what blubber feels like? Visit the Whales Discovery Cart to learn more about whale behaviors and their extreme features.

1pm – 4pm, Great Hall and Dinosaur Plaza
The ArchaeoBus is a travelling emissary for the Society for Georgia Archaeology, bringing dynamic educational programs to students and people around the state. 

Weekend Wonders
1pm – 4pm, Naturalist Center
Learn more about rocks through a variety of fun, hands-on activities.

Excellent Experiments
1:30pm, Naturalist Center
Explore the amazing world of chemistry through fun experiments in a live presentation. Seating is limited.

Decoding What Dogs Think
Presented by Gregory Berns, Emory; Melody Moore Jackson, Georgia Tech; and Mark Spivak, Comprehensive Pet Therapy
2pm, Auditorium
Find out more about the world’s only group of dogs trained to go in an MRI at Emory University and wearable technology in development at Georgia Tech to support two-way communication between working dogs and their handlers. Learn more 

Live Animal Encounter
3:30pm, Naturalist Center
Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s live animal collection. Seating is limited.

Dinosaurs without Bones: Dinosaur Lives as Revealed by Their Trace Fossils
Dr. Anthony J. Martin, Emory University
4pm, Auditorium
Join paleontologist Tony Martin for insight into dinosaur trace fossils and the lasting marks these animals left on our modern world. A book signing will immediately follow the lecture. Learn more

Cost: All Adventures in Science activities are included with Museum admission and are free for members.

*Activities subject to change without notice. 

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