Unearth Science Festival
With three days of science activities, the Unearth Science festival celebrates science and nature in ways that will encourage you to see, touch, hear, and explore.
Participate in drop-in programs, timed demonstrations, free programs, and special events Saturday and Sunday.
Join Garden scientists and partner organizations to:
Go in-depth with Garden staff and scientists and explore topics from forensics to the fossil record. Discover the birds and the bees (and bats and butterflies as pollinators). Contribute to a crowd-sourced poem about science. Find out how to grow plants on Mars. Measure a plant’s breath. Help our scientists tag a bee. Use soil science forensics to solve a crime.
Dr. Illingworth & Mr. Simpson facilitate a poetry slam
Use Your Words
Experience science through spoken-word performance with Experimental Words on Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Sign up for Botanical Balladry during the weekend and see your work performed on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m.
Explore spring beauty and the universe with experts from the Garden and Adler Planetarium. Gather in the Nature Play Garden to look through a telescope at the moon and evening sky—and possibly the bright planet, Venus.
A bug's-eye view in a biosphere
Get into the Environment
Peek into hanging terrariums April 20–22 in Burnstein Hall and get an ant’s-eye view of nature with artist Vaughn Bell’s biospheres in Local Homes: Nature in Your Backyard. Discuss the works with the artist and scientist Pati Vitt on Saturday, April 21.