Department of Chemistry

Come Tour The ILSQ, Our New West Campus Home

ILSQ Building
ILSQ Building Sign
ILSQ Building Staircase
ILSQ Building Lab

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. Participants include the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Biology, Physics and Astronomy and more, along with students from the College of Engineering and SACNAS.


  • Chemistry Road Show featuring weird polymers, super cold materials and other exciting demonstrations
  • Lab tours for both general chemistry and organic chemistry spaces
  • Hands-on and polymer and computer activities
  • Fascinating lectures by Texas A&M chemistry faculty
  • Many other fascinating demonstrations


All Activities


October 19, 2024

10am - 3pm

Chemistry Road Shows

Room Starts At Arrive By
KLCT 115 10 am 15 minutes prior
KLCT 115 Noon 15 minutes prior
KLCT 115 2:00 pm 15 minutes prior
Color-coded FREE tickets are required for entry up to 15 minutes before shows and can be obtained at the welcome tent at corner of Old Main Dr. and Olsen Blvd.

The Chemistry Open House takes place in the state-of-the-art Instructional Laboratory & Innovative Learning Building (ILSQ) on West Campus. Please stop by the welcome tent at the front entrance.


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Lot 100A FREE Parking
Lot 100B FREE Parking
Lot 100C FREE Parking
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West Campus Garage Paid Parking Rates

To Get Children Involved!

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.

ACS National Chemistry Week

NCW encourages 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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