Carleton Hosts Second Annual Outdoor Chemistry Magic Show for Science Rendezvous

Carleton University’s Chemistry Department is hosting its second annual outdoor chemistry magic show. Light Up the Night with Chemistry in the Dark is part of Science Rendezvous (, a national one-day celebration of science.

This free one-hour show features fun targeted at children aged six and up, with explosions, a look at the inner workings of fireworks, spontaneous combustions and things that glow in the dark.

There will be hands-on activities before the show, where participants can make ice cream with liquid nitrogen, make slime, and much more.

When: Saturday, May 11
Chemistry Magic Show: 8:45 p.m. (dusk)
Activities: 7:30 p.m.

Show: Amphitheatre between Southam and Paterson Halls, Carleton University
In case of inclement weather: Theatre B, Southam Hall, Carleton University
Hands-On Activities: Adjacent to Amphitheatre or Theatre B, Carleton University

Note: This event is free and open to the public. Food bank donations are requested in lieu of admission fees. Please note that seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking: All university lots have a flat fee of $3. Lot P1 is located nearby.

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