Fernbank Museum is closed today, Thursday, November 23. We will reopen at 10am on Friday, November 24.
Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10am – 2pm
Investigate what it’s like to be a scientist and explore different scientific fields. Enjoy opportunities to talk one-on-one with scientists and community volunteers, learn more about sciences through hands-on activities and more.
Girl and Boy Scouts in uniform save $3 off Museum admission for Science at Hand Day. Some restrictions apply.*
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.
Use your engineering skills to build projects with over 20,000 LEGO!
Science Discovery Carts
From nanotechnology to shells, explore various science topics with 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.
Cost: Included with Museum admission. Members always free.
*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 11/5/16 only.
**Activities are subject to change without notice.