Science Night Out at Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center is proud to announce the Spring 2016 season of this very popular program for young students. Each Science Night Out is an evening packed with hands-on STEM activities for kids, led by Fernbank scientists, LINKS Robotics high school students, and mentors of the Fernbank LINKS Robotics team. Typical comments from previous years were, “This is so cool!” "Mom, I don't want to leave!" and "When is the next one?"

There is a small charge to cover materials and to support Fernbank LINKS, as they continue to represent DeKalb County Schools as the only FIRST Robotics Competition team and Host of the GA BEST Robotics Hub. The target audience is fun-loving, science-aware children from 3rd grade through 6th grade. Each program occurs on a scheduled Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Parents drop their children off at the registration tables at Fernbank Science Center’s main entrance, 156 Heaton Park Drive N.E. Atlanta, GA 30324 (678-8784-7102), and pick them up at 9:00 p.m.

The charge for the program is $20 per child.

Registration is by mail only. Confirmation of registration is sent by email. If the session you register for is full, then your check will be returned to you by mail or may be applied to another open session if you choose.

Download a registration form

Mail registration form/s with payment to:
Registrar: Science Night Out
Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Drive N.E.
Atlanta Georgia 30307

2016 Dates:

  • Rescheduled to Feb. 5: Engineering Activities – LINKS Robotics members team up with local engineers to provide an exciting evening of designing and creating with engineering! The students are encouraged to participate in the Annual Bridge Breaking Event at Fernbank Science Center on Saturday, February 20, from 1-4 PM. More information to come on the FSC website. The bridge event is FREE and open to ALL!
  • February 19: LEGO Mindstorm Robotics – Join the Award-Winning Fernbank LINKS Robotics team in a night of building, programming, and operating LEGO Mindstorm robots! Bring a friend. This is a very popular event and spaces fill quickly!
  • March 18: Original LINKS Alumni will partner with current LINKSters to lead hands-on activities related to their personal college areas of study. Some of these alumni inspired current LINKSters when they were in elementary and middle school to join the team.
  • May 6: Science LINKS Style – LINKS Robotics members will lead students in a variety of hands-on science activities.