• Event Details
  • Closed all day Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 18.

ChemFest Celebration

Cost: Free with Admission
Date: Oct 21, 2016 Daily until Oct 22, 2016

ChemFest, a celebration of National Chemistry Week, in partnership with the American Chemical Society.

Presented by
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Solving Mysteries through Chemistry!
Chemistry is not limited to beakers and laboratories, it is all around us! The more we learn about chemistry, the more we learn about our world.

Explore how to solve mysteries through chemistry with forensics.

Visit dozens of demonstrations presented by local companies, colleges, and universities. Activities include:

  • Light mixing
  • Neutralization of water
  • "Fizz and Fun"
  • Elephant toothpaste
  • Photochromics
  • Chromatography butterflies
  • Flame Test
  • Living crystallizations
  • Goldenrod paper message
  • UV beads

Explore the chemistry of food colors, fireworks, rainbows, natural dyes, and pigments. Experiment with fluorescence, phosphorescence, chemiluminescence, and so much more! Plus, have a chance to interact with professionals who are working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

ChemFest is a catalyst for fun and learning, so bring the whole family and discover how chemistry is cool!

Sponsored by:

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Additional support provided by:
Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh
Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh
PPG Science Education Council
PPG Industries Foundation



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