Science at Hand Day

Saturday, November 7 from 10am – 2pm

Learn what it’s like to be a scientist and explore different scientific fields. 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*

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.

Chemistry Club, Clayton State University
Marvel at the magic of chemistry through experiments like 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 locations and see how location, flowers, and trees affect the taste, color, and aroma of honey.

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 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? 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.

Scout Discount

Girl and Boy Scouts in uniform save $3 off Museum admission for Science at Hand Day. Some restrictions apply.**

Cost: Included with Museum admission and free for members

*Subject to change without notice.

**Offer applies to Scout in uniform and up to 3 guests. Not valid with any other discount or offer. Must be redeemed in person at the Box Office when mentioning “Scouts” discount. Valid 11/7/15 only.

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