Spark Imagination at the Dahlonega Science Festival

Wits and wonder combine at the Dahlonega Science Festival — a brilliant chance to show YOUR kids how cool science really is. Formed in 2018 by the Dahlonega Science Council, a passionate group dedicated to promoting science education in North Georgia, this hands-on event is family friendly and welcomes all science enthusiasts or curious thinkers. From biology and astronomy to chemistry and physics, the annual Dahlonega Science Festival has it all! Plan a homeschool trip or spring vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains to check out the workshops, keynote speakers, science panels, planetarium, and more at the science festival in downtown Dahlonega. 

Dahlonega Science Festival

Each year features a new theme at the Dahlonega Science Festival to promote a variety of scientific fields to the people of North Georgia. The science festival is spread across downtown Dahlonega, with businesses (including UNG – the University of North Georgia) donating space for scientific festivities. Each day hosts new events, and the last day typically ends with a special brunch and science talk. 

Guest Speakers
Keynote speakers and other guests present their scientific fields or discoveries in a kid-friendly way to ensure everyone can understand. There will also be science panels for more riveting discussions, and afterward, you can meet and greet with panelists.

Planetarium Shows
Often a favorite at the Dahlonega Science Festival, the planetarium shows are a huge hit with the kids! One year, they even had a unique show that featured Harry Potter astronomy, which was pretty neat.

Family-friendly activities abound at the science festival in Dahlonega. Maybe you’ll perform experiments in a lab, play escape games, learn more at the Discovery Center, solve crime scene mysteries, and participate in science trivia nights together. Every year is different!

Who would want to leave the epic science festival without a souvenir? Not to worry, there are usually a few merchandise vendors at the event, and sometimes, you can get your science gear ahead of time online. 

Event Details

March 4-6, 2022 (Fri-Sun)

Downtown Dahlonega, GA


Dahlonega Science Cafe

Can’t make it to the main science event in Dahlonega? Stop by the monthly Science Cafe throughout the year. Held at the Bourbon Street Grille, these informal and informational events feature guest speakers from the scientific community to help improve science literacy in North Georgia. You can take part in discussions or debates and learn how science is relevant to your life.

Stay Nearby

When visiting Dahlonega, stay local in a Blue Ridge Mountain cabin rental with Georgia Cabins for YOU. Whether you’re here on a budget, brought the family pet, or planned a group reunion, we have the ideal cabin for YOU – with modern amenities and plenty of Appalachian charm. Amenities include mountain views, hot tubs, outdoor lounges, firepits, fireplaces, game rooms, theaters, big screen TVs, spa bathtubs, and king suites. Conveniences include fully equipped kitchens, complimentary Wi-Fi, paved parking, and washer/dryers. Choose what you want, book online or at 1.800.580.5524, and get ready to make memories with family and friends!

More Local Fun

If you love the Dahlonega Science Festival, you may also enjoy the Dahlonega Literary Festival, the Coleman Planetarium, the 1884 Old Jail Museum (opened during the literary festival by the Lumpkin County Historical Society) or science activities at your cabin! North Georgia is also home to wineries, family farms, annual holiday events, and more – so there’s something for everyone.

Visit the North Georgia Mountains to learn, discover, and experiment at the Dahlonega Science Festival this spring!