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Georgia Aquarium Science Festival

Full STEAM Ahead

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Included in Total Ticket Admission

Georgia Aquarium is going full STEAM ahead. Come see STEAM in action at Georgia Aquarium. Scientific, Technological, Engineering, Arts and Mathematical concepts saturate everyday operations. Experience first-hand and talk with our industry professionals to see why we cannot ignore STEAM.

Follow our special science festival map through different interactive stations around the main floor and in our Oceans Ballroom. Stations include:

  • Refractometers and Salinity – Besides taste, how else can you measure how salty or non-salty water is? Using a refractometer, discover the difference in salinities of river, estuary, and sea water.
  • Microscopic Coral Life – Are jellies, sea anemones and corals poisonous or venomous? Come test your knowledge of how cnidarians obtain their food and protect themselves.
  • Ice Activity – Test your knowlWhy is it colder the deeper you travel in the ocean? Explore what happens when cold water and warm water meet and the effect the temperature has on water density.
  • SCUBA explorations – Explore challenges divers must overcome due to the pressure of water on their bodies and equipment.
  • Scavenger Hunt –Think you know about fresh water animals? See if you can complete our River Scout Scavenger Hunt.
  • Animal Brains! – How deep is the deepest place on earth? Compare how some of the largest things on earth stack up against the deepest place on earth.
  • Aquanaut Adventure: A Discovery Zone Embark on an exciting, educational journey that allows parents and children to learn about aquatic life during their expedition through a variety of immersive environments. These challenges engage guests in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)-related activities.

More great stations to be announced!

Have you ever wondered how can you can become a dolphin trainer or get paid to post on Facebook? Stop in on one of our exciting career talks on the Georgia Aquarium Science Festival route to listen and talk with Aquarium team members for information on exciting careers at the Aquarium.

  • 10:00 a.m. Dolphin Training
  • 10:30 a.m. Dolphin Show Production
  • 11:00 a.m. Digital Media
  • 11:30 a.m. Programs and Education
  • 12:00 p.m. Aquatic Veterinary Medicine-Alexa McDermott, DVM
  • 12:30 p.m. Research and Conservation
  • 1:30 p.m. Water Quality Lab, Kailen Gilde


Georgia Aquarium Science Festival is part of the week-long Atlanta Science Festival:

Atlanta Science Festival

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