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Chemistry Day: Museum goes elemental! – Oct 17

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Join in the fun and discover that chemistry is cool as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the American Chemical Society concoct a day full of awesome chemistry experiments, exhibits and special presentations on Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

The annual event, which also serves as the unofficial kick-off for National Chemistry Week (Oct. 18-24), is fun for all ages but particularly aims to inform aspiring young scientists about careers in chemistry and local opportunities to get involved with others who share their interests. The theme for this year’s event is “Chemistry: It’s Elemental!”

Featured presentations include “The States of Matter” by Sol Levine, Lecturer Emeritus in the NC State University Dept of Chemistry, at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. in the Windows on the World Theater. Students from Raleigh’s Broughton High School will host a special activity on carbon dioxide, and staff from the Environmental Protection Agency will discuss how chemistry affects your health. Visitors can also play chemistry bingo, discover the importance of chemistry in geology and learn about the toxins produced by poison dart frogs.

For more information about Chemistry Day, contact the Museum at 919-733-7450, x502/523.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, located at 11 West Jones Street in downtown Raleigh, documents and interprets the natural history of the state through exhibits, research, collections, publications and educational programming.

Visit us online at www.naturalsciences.org.

Hours: Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, noon–5 p.m. General admission is free. The Museum is an agency of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Dee Freeman, Secretary.

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