Science Night Out at Fernbank Science Center

Science Night Out is an outreach program sponsored by the Fernbank LINKS high school robotics team and is the main reason we are a STEM team. The original founders of LINKS wanted to leave a legacy for younger students. They wanted to attract young students to the very activities that hooked them on hands-on science. It worked! Most of our attendees return multiple times. Currently, the "LINKSters" have 5 members who attended our very first SNO, 10 years ago! We want you to join us and become a part of the LINKS family.

This year Science Night Out is going to offer activities that support the Science Olympiad events that will be featured on May 3 at the DeKalb County Elementary Science Olympiad at Druid Hills Middle School. These activities are all STEM based, support the science concepts that are taught in the schools, and great fun for all. DeKalb elementary students will be given priority registration the first two weeks of each 30-day registration period. After that, all 3rd-6th grade students are encouraged to register.

During the month of February, we will be celebrating Engineering Week as we have traditionally done. The SNO program on February 21 will be LEGO Mindstorm Robotics, and will be open to all interested 3rd-6th grade students. The following day, Saturday, February 22 is our annual Toothpick Bridge Breaking Day, and we encourage everyone to participate, and to bring their friends. Details will be posted on our website. This is a popular event with the public, and a great team activity for friends and families. You won’t want to miss it!

The science night out program is staffed by Fernbank Science Center scientists and volunteers. There is a small charge to cover materials and to support Fernbank Science Center’s Aerospace programming. Each program occurs on a 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 30307 (click here for directions) Students are picked up promptly at 9:00 p.m. The charge for the program is $15 per child.

Registration is by mail only and accepted 30 days prior to the program date. Registration will not be accepted prior to 30 days before the program date. Confirmation of registration is sent by email. Space is limited and fills rapidly, so please register early within the 30 day window. If the session you register for is full, then your check will be returned to you by mail.

2014 Dates:

  • January 24 (Science Olympiad)
  • February 21 (Engineering Week LEGO Mindstorm Robotics)
  • March 7 (Science Olympiad)
  • April 18 (Science Olympiad)

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