What is the Chemistry Open House?
Every year the 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 more fascinating demonstrations
- Awarding of prizes for the winners of the Illustrated Poem Contest
- An All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet is available just a short walk from the Chemistry Building at Sbisa Dining Hall.
- See Dining Services Places to Eat web site for more options.
Where is the Chemistry Open House?
The Chemistry Open House is in the main Chemistry Building complex (not Heldenfels). The best place to start is in the foyer of the Chemistry Building by the 3 round brick (H20) fountains. Here, you can begin your adventures by checking in at the Welcome Table and getting your bag of chemistry goodies.
- Free parking is available in Lot 51 behind the Zachary Building (don't park in reserved spots)
- Paid parking is available in the Northside Parking Garage next to the Blocker Building (pre-pay)
When is the Chemistry Open House?
- Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 10am to 3pm
- Chemistry Road Shows* will begin at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for all Chemistry Road Shows*
Poem Contest Information
More Ideas to get Children Involved in Chemistry
- Browse the ACS National Chemistry Week web site for more ideas and information
- Read The Adventure of Meg A. Mole Future Chemist
- Find activites at the ACS Science for Kids web site
* Sorry, there is no handicapped access to Room 100 where the Chemistry Road Show demonstrations are held.