Science Night Out at Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center is proud to announce the Spring 2015 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 and 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 BEST Robotics and FIRST Robotics Competition team. 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 $15 per child.

Registration is by mail only. Confirmation of registration is sent by email. Space is limited and fills rapidly, so please register early. If the session you register for is full, then your check will be returned to you by mail.

2015 Dates:

  • January 23: Junior Engineering - This date has been postponed to February 6, 2015. Building Structures with Common Materials in preparation for the annual Bridge Breaking Event at Fernbank Science Center on February 21. Local engineers will be on hand to share real world experiences with the students and to guide them with a variety of building challenges.
  • February 20: LEGO Mindstorm Robotics – Students will construct and program LEGO Mindstorm robots to complete one or more missions from the current FLL Competition challenge, all in 3 hours!
  • March 13: 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.
  • April 17: Exploring Energy Sources – LINKS Robotics members will lead students in constructing and exploring various types of energy devices.

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