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Out of this World Day

Out of this World Day

Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10am – 2pm

We are ready for blast-off! You’re invited to join our mission to discover space, astronomy and how scientists learn about our universe through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Scheduled Activities*

Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
Dinosaur Plaza (Weather permitting)
Using special telescopes, explore the sun with local astronomer Stephen Ramsden.

SoAR Rocketry
Dinosaur Plaza (Weather permitting)
Explore the science behind rocketry as you experiment with stomp rockets.

Georgia Institute of Technology Ramblin’ Rocket Club
Great Hall
Create and launch your own paper rocket and see rockets from Georgia Tech’s collection.

Meteorite Display
Great Hall
Discover pieces of real meteorites from Fernbank’s collection.

Constellation Tubes
Great Hall
Use constellation tubes to test your star knowledge. 

Moon Rock Toss
Great Hall
Test your out-of-this-world hand-eye coordination in this fun game.

Coloring & Maze Station
Great Hall
Have fun coloring the Mars Curiosity rover and solving space puzzles.   

Galaxy Photo Opp
Great Hall
Make like an astronaut as you pose in front of this galactic frontier.

The Search for Life in Space**
10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, Fernbank’s IMAX® Theatre
Discover a new era of space exploration that searches for signs of life elsewhere in the universe.

Cost: Included with Museum admission. Members always free.

*Activities are subject to change without notice.

**Requires separate IMAX® admission, included in purchase of a Value Pass or a member IMAX® ticket.