Exploration Expo at Piedmont Park (Photos courtesy ASF)

Atlanta Science Festival (ASF) returns with explosive events and excitement  March 6-21 with Delta Air Lines as presenting sponsor.

“We’re passionate about sharing the beauty of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with the whole Atlanta community,” says Jordan Rose, executive co-director of Science ATL, the nonprofit organization that produces Atlanta Science Festival. “And there’s no better place than Atlanta, which continues to be a global leader in scientific innovation.”

ASF begins with its signature launch event on March 6 at 8 p.m. at the Ferst Center on the Georgia Tech campus. This year ASF transports the audience to the year 2100 with “2100: A Climate Odyssey,” a theatrically immersive experience of the potential impact of climate change over the next century. With the help of special effects, audio-visual wizardry, actors, and audience interaction, glimpse into the future of Atlanta and explore the way humanity could be affected by global warming, and how we can work together to help mitigate disaster.

Hands-on events at the Atlanta Science Festival.

The following two weeks will offer more than 100 free and nominal cost events including hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances at a variety of locations throughout Metro Atlanta. Expect coders and hackers, puppets, newts and bees and snakes and superpowers, microbes in action, elephant yoga, roller derby, archeological digs, nature trails, and the science behind wine, coffee, and “Star Wars.”

The Atlanta Science Festival culminates in the Exploration Expo on March 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Piedmont Park with 100 hands-on interactive science booths, live science demos, and shows from local organizations, universities, and companies.

“We’re thrilled to watch the Festival grow each year, and 2020 is no exception,” says Meisa Salaita, executive co-director of ASF. “Our seventh installment is more exciting than ever, and we’re grateful for Delta Air Lines to help us continue soaring to new heights.”

For a complete schedule of events, visit atlantasciencefestival.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.