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October 15, 2016

Chemistry Colors our World


Every year Texas A&M's Department of Chemistry hosts a free, open to the public, Chemistry Open House to celebrate National Chemistry Week. This year's participants include the Departments of Biology and Physics & Astronomy, students from the Dwight Look College of Engineering and SACNAS, and the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History.

The Chemistry Open House features the popular Chemistry Road Show, guided lab tours, hands-on and computer activities, door prizes and science goodie bags. The Chemistry Road Show is recommended for all ages and includes demonstrations of popular science.


  • Chemistry Road Show featuring weird polymers, super cold materials and other exciting demonstrations
  • Lab tours, including working research labs (tours will begin on the first floor of CHAN by the elevators)
  • Hands-on and polymer and computer activities
  • Fascinating lectures by Texas A&M chemistry faculty
  • Many other fascinating demonstrations
  • Awarding of prizes for the winners of the Illustrated Poem Contest



All Activities


October 15, 2016

10am - 3pm

Chemistry Road Shows*

Room Starts At Arrive By
100 TBD 15 minutes prior
100 TBD 15 minutes prior
100 TBD 15 minutes prior
100 TBD 15 minutes prior
*Color-coded tickets are required for entry up to 15 minutes before shows and can be obtained at the welcome tent in the fountain courtyard.


The Chemistry Open House takes place in the main Chemistry Building complex (not Heldenfels). Please stop by the welcome tent at the corner of Ross and Spence Streets to pick-up your goodie bag.

Parking Suggestions

Location Cost Comments
Lot 51 Free Don't park in reserved spots!
Northside Garage Hourly Rates available at


The Chemistry Open House held as part of National Chemistry Week, an annual event that promotes public awareness of the importance of chemistry in everyday life. It is coordinated by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

The Department of Chemistry takes an active role in community outreach in an effort to positively affect the future of chemical education. We hope students and families will remember the excitement and surprise they feel during our demonstrations.

To Get Children Involved

ACS National Chemistry Week

NCW encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. Local Sections, businesses, schools, and individuals are invited to organize or participate in events in their communities with a common goal: To promote the value of chemistry in everyday life.

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Meg A. Mole's Adventures

Meg A. Mole's adventures are part of the ACS kids portal. Meg A. Mole - Future Chemist visits different chemists to learn about their jobs. She is always amazed at the variety of things that they do. Visit her web site to read about her adventures!

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ACS Science for Kids

What makes diapers absorbent? Is peanut butter stickier than syrup or jelly? The ACS Science for Kids web site engages students with experiments, quizzes and other hands on activities with subjects ranging from chemical & physical change to characteristics of material.

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