September 26, 2019

Discovery Place Science heating things up with cool chemistry

Dive into Chemistry all through October

In October, Discovery Place Science is serving as a catalyst for visitors to dive into all things chemistry. From experiments that explode to things that ooze, our guests will be amazed as they discover all the ways chemistry is a part of our lives.

National Chemistry Day week is October 20-26. To celebrate, we’re hosting Cool Chemistry Day on Saturday, October 26. The all-day affair will include spectacular experiments that bubble, ooze, blow up and light up. You won’t want to miss this …

Our Explore More Stuff lab on Level 2 will spend all month helping guests manipulate molecules as they orbit a nucleus of new understanding about the matter that makes up the world around us. And at 3 p.m. every Saturday in October, get to the lab to see some Cool Chemistry demonstrations such as a fire tornado, elephant toothpaste and other amazing experiments.

Each week, new and exciting chemistry experiences will be popping up throughout the Museum, too, including:

  • Eyrl ‘n’ Meyer’s Super Small Science

Griffin B. Eyrl and Florence F. Myer are on the run from a bad guy who has used a devastating shrink ray to miniaturize their top-secret laboratory, and now must complete their work using super small equipment. Join them as they conduct experiments featuring common household items and demonstrate the awesome power of science on a tiny scale!

  • Franklin Fertilizer: The Groom of the Stool

Everybody poops, from aardvarks to zebras and all the animals in between. Franklin Fertilizer is the, um, go-to guy when it comes to all things scatological. Learn how to track different animals by examining their droppings, find out how astronauts take care of business on the International Space Station and use your new knowledge to deduce the chemical essence of poo.

Our KidScience area, designed specifically for our youngest visitors, will also feature chemistry activities, including demonstrations such as pH sorting and a scavenger hunt for chemistry-related items. Plus, at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday, KidScience will host Creating with Chemistry, where guests can use chemistry to create an art piece to take home.

For more exciting activities taking place at Discovery Place Science in October, visit here.