Science Night Out

An evening packed with hands-on STEM activities

Learning, the fun way

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.




All dates are on a Friday evening from 6PM to 9PM.

Bridges and Structures – 1/25– 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:

LEGO Mindstorm Robotics – 2/22– 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!

Science LINKS Style – 3/15– LINKS Robotics members will lead students in a variety of hands-on activities, showcasing some of their favorite activities!

Alumni Night – 4/12– 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.

Mystery Night – 5/3– What will the theme be? Who knows, but it will be awesome.



Additional Questions

Please call Fernbank Science Center at 678-874-7102 or email if you have any more questions.


Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Dr, Atlanta, GA 30307


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