City to Host first Atlanta Science Festival

December 20,2013


The first Atlanta Science Festival will take place from March 22 to March 29 — an ambitious, metrowide undertaking aimed at blanketing the region with a week full of science-related events, programs and displays.

“The community is so rich in science,” said David Hartnett, chair of the Atlanta Science Festival. “But we have never been able to tell the story locally, which is the stepping stone to telling the story globally.”

The Atlanta Science Festival will have more than 50 events at 35 venues — expected to attract 35,000 participants — and culminating with an all-day expo at Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday, March 29.

The expo also will be happening on the same day as the finals of the Georgia Robotics competition — taking place next door at the Georgia World Congress Center.