The Carleton University Office for Chemistry Outreach Presents The 11th Annual Chemistry Magic Show A Chemistry Magic Spectacular

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

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Chemistry Magic Show

Seating is limited. Tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis at the reception area on the ground floor of Richcraft Hall on the day of the event.

Magic Shows begins at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:45 p.m.

Hands-on Activities

Get a chance to make ice cream with liquid nitrogen, encounter interesting smells, make slime, see some of the demonstrations up close, and much more.

Hands-on Activity Centre open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We’re either going to glow it up or blow it up!

Show starts at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:45 p.m.

Room 2200 (second floor), Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building)

The one-hour magic show will feature amazing glow-in-the-dark substances, fantastic colour changes, spontaneous combustion reactions and more. Even if you have seen the show before, we will have some new tricks up our sleeves so come see it again! If the theatre is full, nearby classrooms will be available for attendees to watch the show on large screens. For those unable to make it to Carleton’s campus, there will also be an online live stream of the magic show performances.

Our goal for this event is to inspire, entertain and inform! We aim to wow you with the visual power of our demonstrations, highlight the underlying chemical and scientific principles behind them, and explain their applications and impacts on our everyday lives.

Hands-on Activity Centre

Open from at 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Super Lab, Room 204 (second floor), Steacie Building

There will be hands-on activities through out the day starting at 9:00. Families will have the chance to use liquid nitrogen to create ice cream at the Activity Centre. They can also learn about pleasant and not-so-pleasant smells, the chemistry of wine and chocolate, as well as the amazing fluorescent and phosphorescent properties of some minerals.

Event Details

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Hands-on Activity Centre open from at 9:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
Chemistry Magic Shows starts at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:45 p.m.

At Carleton University

Hands on Activity Centre, The Super Lab, Room 204, Steacie Building
Chemistry Magic Show, Room 2200, Richcraft Hall
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Free Admission

However, we will be accepting donations of cash and non-perishable food for the Ottawa Food Bank. (Suggested donation is $3 or one or two food items per person).


Parking Garage (P9) that is located next to Roberson Hall.
See campus map .