Thursday, February 16, 2012

Carleton Hosts Fifth Annual Chemistry Magic Show

Carleton University’s Chemistry Department is back to blow your mind with its fifth annual Chemistry Magic Show, an event that attracted more than 1,300 people last year!

This free, one-hour show features fun for the whole family, with substances that explode at the touch of a feather, spontaneous combustion, magical spoons that disappear before your eyes, amazing colour changes, things that glow in the dark and exciting new tricks.

Check out the hands-on activity room where you can make your own Olympic medals, create ice cream using liquid nitrogen, make your own slime and learn how your nose can tell if a molecule is left- or right-handed.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012
Two shows: 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The activity room will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., noon to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Shows: Theatre B, Southam Hall, Carleton University
Activity Room: The Superlab, Room 204, Steacie Building, Carleton University.

Additional information:
The event is free and open to the public, although attendees are asked to donate a non-perishable food item for the food bank.

Seating is limited to 300 people per show. The free tickets will be distributed on Saturday morning on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional seating will be provided to watch the show via screens. 

For information, please visit:

Parking in all university lots is a flat fee of $2 on weekends. Lot P1 is located near the show and Lot P2 is located near the Activity Room.

If you can’t make it to Carleton for the live show, you can watch it in the Ottawa area on Rogers digital cable channel 243 or online from anywhere in the world via Carleton University Online at


For more information:
Jeff Manthorpe
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1711

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