Science at Hand Day
Saturday, November 3 from 10am - 2pm
Astronomy, biology, chemistry—oh my! Which of the sciences will you try?
This is a unique chance to learn what it’s like to be a scientist and explore different scientific fields. Guests will enjoy one-on-one opportunities to talk with scientists and community volunteers, learn more about sciences through hands-on activities and more.
All Science at Hand Day guest scientists will be available from 10am – 2pm in Fernbank’s Great Hall.
NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution
Get messy and hands-on with scientific paradigms. How would you expect sand to react with water… or pepper with soap?
Georgia Tech Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
What makes a design bad? And how would we redesign it to be better? Test your driving skills with a computer simulator, then try again while falsely impaired. How was it different?
Georgia State Neuroscience Institute
What do brains do? Check out animal brains and build one of your own!
Georgia Tech Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Build structures and test their stability in earthquakes. Simulate earthquakes and observe their impacts. Is there such a thing as an earthquake-proof building?
Clayton State Chemistry
Experience real chemistry by making your own slime, testing the wonders of invisible ink and marvel at the magic of static electricity!
Warnell School of Forestry
Get up close with real live animals and learn more about their habitats.
Georgia Beekeepers Association
Learn more about the secret lives of bees and why they’re important to our lives. Observe a real display of honey bees and talk with beekeepers to learn more!
Clayton County Water Authority
Learn more about the water we drink and where it comes from. Why are wetlands important for water, animals and plants?
Clayton State Biology
Practice your science skills in microscopy as you check out a variety of specimens to learn more about them!
Georgia State Astronomy Club
Investigate the wonders of our solar system and all the parts that create it.
And more partners to be announced!
Cost: All Science at Hand Day activities are included with Museum admission and are free for members.
Support for Fernbank’s Science at Hand Day provided in part by AT&T Real Yellow Pages, The Official Yellow Pages of Fernbank Museum.
*Activities are subject to change without notice.
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