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 Johnson STEM Activity Center, 275 Decatur St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, and pick them up at 9:00 p.m. The charge for the program is $20 per child. Registration is done through the Register Now link below.




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

January 24, 2020– 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!

February 21, 2020– Bridges and Structures – LINKS Robotics members team up with local engineers to provide an exciting evening of designing and creating engineering style! The students will build bridges that they can bring to the Annual Bridge Breaking Event at Fernbank Science Center (156 Heaton Park Drive NE, Atlanta, 30307), on Saturday, February 25, from 1-3 PM. The Bridge Breaking Event is FREE and open to ALL!  For more details, go to:

March 13, 2020– Alumni Favorites* –LINKS Alumni from GA Tech, Kennesaw State, and other colleges will partner with current LINKSters to lead hands-on activities related to their personal college majors. Many students have been inspired by LINKS alumni at Science Night Out when they were in elementary and middle school to join LINKS and continue to inspire the next generation.

April 24, 2020– Simple Machine Madness* – Students will explore different simple machines and their uses in everyday life. In this activity the students will learn about simple machines and their multiple uses. They will also build a simple machine of their choice.

May 15, 2020–STEM Fest*–  LINKSters will present a variety of STEM activities based on their own favorite challenges and activities.

*Topics are subject to change


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Please call Fernbank LINKS at 770-314-5653 or email if you have any more questions.


Johnson STEM Activity Center, 275 Decatur St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

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