Science Night Out

An evening packed with hands-on STEM activities

Each Science Night Out is an evening packed with hands-on STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math) 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, and pick them up at 9:00 p.m. The charge for the program is $20 per child. Registration is done through the digital form below. A $20.00 check must be mailed to Fernbank Science Center 3 days before the date of the event with a hard copy of your registration form. If you want to register multiple students, submit an individual registration form for each student.

Spring 2018 Dates:

RESCHEDULED January 26: Engineering Activities – LINKS Robotics members team up with local engineers to provide an exciting evening of designing and creating engineering style! The students are encouraged to participate in the Annual Bridge Breaking Event at Fernbank Science Center on Saturday, February 24, from 1-3 PM. The Bridge Breaking Event is FREE and open to ALL!  For more details, go to:

February 23: 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!

April 13: Science LINKS Style. LINKS Robotics members will lead students in a variety of hands-on activities, showcasing some of their favorite activities! 

May 11: GA Tech Graduate students and 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.

Additional Information


Each session of Science Night Out is held at the Fernbank Science Center, located at 156 Heaton Park Dr, Atlanta, GA 30307. Free parking is available outside the front of the building.


Registration for Science Night Out is conducted on a first-come, first served basis. All applications must be printed and mailed to the Fernbank Science Center with a $20 check enclosed, payable to Fernbank Science Center for Fernbank LINKS Robotics, 3 days before the event. We will confirm your student's registration by email.


Checks will be returned when a session is filled. These can also be applied towards a later session.

Contact Information

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call us at 678-874-7102. We can also be reached at