Activities by Building

* Subject to change

Earth (Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design | 422 Ferst Drive NW)

This building is the recommended starting point for guests.

  • Mission Control (Information Desk)
  • Meet an Astronaut (Join one of three talks. Seating is limited.)
    • 10:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. 
    • 11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
    • 1:10 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 
  • Georgia Tech Admissions
  • Lost and Found
  • Kendeda Sustainability - Visit Georgia Tech's "Living Building" and gain insights into cutting-edge sustainability efforts
  • Beekeeping Club - Observe a live bee hive and discover more about bees and their contributions to the environment
  • "ExplOrigins"- Exploring the Origins of Life - Experience the scale of the solar system, encounter the "smell" of space, and explore methods for searching for life on other planets and moons within our solar system

Mars (Marcus Nanotechnology Building | 345 Ferst Drive NW)

  • Mission Control (Information Desk)
  • Understanding Earth Sciences - Guests of all ages will grasp the processes unfolding on our planet and the ongoing research efforts
  • Laserfest Laser Museum - History of the laser, how lasers work, and common laser applications
  • 3D Printing - Laser cut games with the Aero Maker Space 
  • Inventions for Everyone - Learn how tools from the Flowers Invention Studio can bring your inventions to life
  • Imaging the Nanoscale - Come see how small our world really is when viewed through our microscopes
  • How Tall am I in Nanometers? - Measure yourself in billionths of a meter
  • Graphene - Watch as a pencil conducts electricity
  • Magic Sand - Compare the differences between play sand and nano-coated sand
  • The Cleanroom - A guided window tour of the cleanroom lab in the Marcus Nanotechnology building
  • Ferrofluids - Find out why ferrofluid was invented and why it’s in our currency
  • Physical Chemical Water – Urban Water Cycle - Treatment of Dye Wastewater by UV and Fe(II)-advanced Oxidation Technology
  • Waxiabi - Strawberry DNA extraction
  • Earthquake Engineering - Build your own "building" to understand how earthquakes affect structures
  • ASTRO the Construction Dog - Boston Dynamics robot dog teaches us how he's used on construction sites

Venus (Parker H. Petit Biotech Building | 315 Ferst Drive NW)

  • Mission Control (Information Desk)
  • A Helping Hand - Explore how robotics can help us 
  • Build a Hand - Build your own artificial hand and see a real live robot
  • The Liver: Helping Enzymes Help You! - Investigate how the activity of an important enzyme for digestion, catalase, can change under different conditions
  • Why do Bacteria Glow? - Observe glowing bioluminescent bacteria and learn about the role of bioluminescence in nature
  • Plant Synthetic Biology – Tiny Plants - Use a Foldscope to mount plant samples for imaging
  • What in the World Can't You See? - Discover how microscopy helps us see even the smallest of things
  • The Brain in Colors - Learn about the similarities and differences between human and non-human animal brains
  • Cold and Colder - Feel the power of extreme cold
  • Paper Making - Explore the intersection of art and technology by making your own print from a portable printing press
  • Molecular Detectives - Can you guess a fruit or veggie from its MR-image?

Jupiter (U.A. Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Building | 313 Ferst Drive NW)

  • Mission Control (Information Desk)
  • Math Mysteries - Thought-provoking and puzzling math games
  • Levitation via Superconductivity and the Meissner Effect - Witness the ability of a puck of superconducting metal to levitate above a row of magnets as a result of the Meissner effect
  • Spark, Spin, Fly! - Exploration of electricity, angular momentum, and gravity
  • Mother's Nursing Room - A private room for nursing mothers who need a break

Saturn (Ford Environmental Sciences and Technology Building | 311 Ferst Drive NW)

  • Mission Control (Information Desk)
  • Be a Neuroscientist for a Day! - Be a Neurosurgeon by conducting a Jello Deep Brain Stimulation, a Cognitive Neuroscientist when testing your skills against AI, a Pathologist by examining brain specimens, a Neuropsychologist engaging in cognitive assessments, or an Electrophysiologist measuring action potentials
  • Chemistry on Computers - Interact with 3D-printed potential energy surfaces and explore molecular dynamics simulations using video game controllers
  • Nutrient Recovery and Recycling - Learn about nutrient recovery through water treatment and make a lemon battery using electrochemistry
  • DIY Lava Lamps and More - Explore density by making your own lava lamp with water/oil and dry ice/water mixtures
  • Chemical Science Experiments - Make elephant toothpaste, and extract DNA from a strawberry
  • Iodine Clock Reaction - Liquid density column, Shiny Pennies, Rainbow Reaction
  • Stimulate Your Brain - Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a technique where brief magnetic pulses are used to excite the human brain
  • Burrito Game for System Engineers - Guroble has just set up business in Burritoville and needs your assistance to plan where to place its burrito trucks to serve hungry customers throughout the city and maximize its profit
  • Science Olympiad Events - Come see a variety of science projects including bridges and planes made of wood
  • Intelligent Robotics for Food Manufacturing - Learn how robots are used in food production and processing environments

Neptune (Molecular Sciences and Engineering Building | 901 Atlantic Drive)

  • Mission Control (Information Desk)
  • Electronic ARTrium – Mechatronic Art - Electronically-controlled blooming flowers, a flower bush with flowers that wave, a tree stumps that detect when your hand moves through an invisible plane...and more!
  • Circuit Art - Explore the exciting world of electronics by building a simple circuit
  • Where is the Missing “A” in STEAM? - A gallery exhibit of research-inspired artwork
  • Collision Free Navigation 
  • Build Your Own Circuit - Explore the exciting world of electronics by building a simple circuit
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Simplified! - An interactive experience to showcase how the design process in HCI is versatile and unique per creator

Outdoor Exploration - Various Locations

  • Competitive Student Racing Teams with Vehicles and Robots (located on Atlantic Drive, between Mars and Venus Buildings) - Formula SAE Internal Combustion, Formula SAE EV, SAE Baja Offroad, Solar Racing, Wreck Racing, Eco Car, and Robojackets (Battle Bots, Roboracing, Robo Cup, Robo Nav)
  • Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (located on the Bio Quad green, in front of Saturn Building) - Illustrations of effective and bio-inspired solutions to civil engineering problems
  • Rockets 101 with the Ramblin Rocket Club (located in the center of the Bio Quad green, in front of Venus/Jupiter/Saturn/Neptune Buildings)