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Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center

Science NIght Out

Science Night Out

Fernbank Science Center is proud to announce the 16th season of this very popular program for young students. Each Science Night Out is an evening packed with hands-on STEM activities led by Fernbank scientists, Fernbank LINKS Robotics high school team members and mentors. Typical comments from previous years were, “This is so cool!” "Mom, I don't want to leave!" and "Do we have to wait a month to come back?"


Fernbank Science Center

156 Heaton Park Drive

Atlanta, GA 30307

ADMISSION: $20 per student. There is a small charge to cover materials and to support Fernbank LINKS, as they continue to represent DeKalb County Schools at the FIRST Robotics Competition and Host the GA BEST Robotics Hub. The target audience is fun-loving, science-aware children from 3rd grade through 6th grade.

REGISTRATION: These events fill rapidly, so please register early. Registration is by mail only and is accepted up to one month prior to an event date. Checks will be returned when the event is filled or they may be applied to a later session.  

Download a registration form and mail it with payment to:

Registrar: Science Night Out

Fernbank Science Center

156 Heaton Park Drive N.E.

Atlanta Georgia 30307

SCHEDULE: Each program occurs on a scheduled Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Parents drop their children off at the registration tables at Fernbank Science Center and pick them up at 9:00 PM


New Date! January 25: 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: 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.


May 11: Science LINKS Style. LINKS Robotics members will lead students in a variety of hands-on activities, showcasing some of their favorite activities!