Carleton University Office for Chemistry Outreach PresentsThe 10th Annual Chemistry Magic Show

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Amazing glow-in-the-dark substances, fantastic colour changes, spontaneous combustion reactions and more!

As part of Carleton University’s 75th Anniversary celebrations (CU75) the Carleton University Office for Chemistry Outreach (CUOCO) is hosting its tenth annual Chemistry Magic Show and Hands-On Activity Centre on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

The one-hour magic show is filled with amazing glow-in-the-dark substances, fantastic colour changes, spontaneous combustion reactions and more.

Families can get their hands dirty at the Activity Centre while making slime, and use liquid nitrogen to make ice cream. They can also learn about pleasant and not-so-pleasant smells, the chemistry of wine and chocolate and the amazing fluorescent and phosphorescent properties of some minerals.

The Tim Hortons in the Richcraft Building (Formally known as River Building) will be open and there will be cotton candy and popcorn all day.

Magic Show Details

The one-hour magic show is filled with amazing glow-in-the-dark substances, fantastic colour changes, spontaneous combustion reactions and more.

Please note that the Chemistry Magic Show contains a few loud noises that may upset some children under 4 or 5.

Showtimes:

10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:45 p.m.

Location:

Richcraft Hall (formerly known as River Building), Room 2200 (2nd floor), Carleton University. Pay and Display parking available in Lot P9.

Tickets:

Tickets (to guarantee you a seat in the theatre for the magic show) 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.

Seating is limited, so please arrive early. If the theatre is full, classrooms nearby will be available where attendees can watch the show on large screens.

An important note for those seeking to RSVP in advance: Please note that we unfortunately experienced technical problems with our online RSVP system and tickets can no longer be reserved for the event. More than 90% of the total tickets will be available to hand out on the February 25.

For people who had already registered via the RSVP system, tickets will be set aside in your name and they will be available at the ticket table in the reception area on the ground floor of Richcraft Hall. Reserved tickets must be picked up at least 30 minutes before the show. Any unclaimed tickets will be given out.

Hands-on Activity Centre

Families can get their hands dirty at the Activity Centre while making slime, and use liquid nitrogen to make ice cream. They can also learn about pleasant and not-so-pleasant smells, the chemistry of wine and chocolate and the amazing fluorescent and phosphorescent properties of some minerals.

Time:

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

Location:

Steacie Building, The Superlab (Room 204, 2nd floor), Carleton University

Cost:

Free; however, in lieu of admission fee, we are requesting donations - cash and non-perishable food – for the Ottawa Food Bank (suggested donation is $3 or one or two food items per person).

Getting to Carleton

Parking

“Pay-and-display” visitor parking is available on campus for $4 (flat fee) for the day. The best location is the P9 parking garage next to Robertson Hall (use one of the payment machines on levels 2 or 3 and then park on any level) but guests may use any pay-and-display parking locations on campus.

Public Transit

Carleton is also accessible via the Trillium O-Train line and OC Transpo routes 4, 7, and 104 (note that route 111 does not come to Carleton on weekends).

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