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Chemistry Magic Show 2020

The Carleton University Office for Chemistry Outreach presents the 2020 Chemistry Magic Show!

JAN. 19, 2020 – Chemistry Magic Show (Indoor) at Carleton
*Free Admission *Public Event *Family Oriented
Donations to the Ottawa Food Bank strongly encouraged

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Carleton University’s Chemistry Department is back with its 13th annual Chemistry Magic Show on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Come see flames, explosions, amazing colour changes, things that glow in the dark, and so much more!

The first show begins in Richcraft Hall at 10:30 a.m. with two more at 1:00 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. respectively. Each show will last about 1 hour. This free event features fun targeted at the whole family with explosions, a look at the inner workings of fireworks, reactions that can tell time, and things that glow in the dark. The show is appropriate and fun for everyone ages 5 and up. Please be aware that there will be loud noises that may scare some younger children.


Get a chance to make ice cream with liquid nitrogen, encounter interesting smells, see some of the demonstrations up close, and much more. Hands-on activities will start at 9:00 a.m. and run until 3:30 p.m. in the Superlab (Steacie Building, room 204).

Shows: Richcraft Hall, room 2200
Hands-on Activities: Staecie Building, room 204
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PARKING OPTIONS: Free parking available in Parking Garage P9 that is located next to Roberson Hall. Other paid parking options include P16 – Richcraft Building (underground) and University Drive.

***Schedule · Sunday, January 19, 2020***

  1. 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Hands-on Activities (Staecie Building)
  2. 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Chemistry Magic Show #1 (Richcraft Hall)
  3. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Chemistry Magic Show #2 (Richcraft Hall)
  4. 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
    Chemistry Magic Show #3 (Richcraft Hall)




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