Chemfest explores chemistry of rocks & minerals

Celebrate National Chemistry Week at Carnegie Science Center
Visitors at ChemFest
Carnegie Science Center will show visitors why chemistry “rocks” during ChemFest, an annual celebration of National Chemistry Week in partnership with the American Chemical Society. ChemFest will be held on Fri., Oct. 25 from 10 am–3 pm and Sat., Oct. 26 from 10 am–4 pm.
ChemFest is included with general admission and will include dozens of engaging activities for the whole family. This year’s theme is “Marvelous Metals,” with specialized activities focused on geochemistry — the chemistry of rocks and minerals.
Activities will include:
  • Learning tips for identifying metals on the go
  • Conducting flame tests and hydrophobic sand experiments
  • Creating your own etch-a-sketch
  • Getting gooey with an oobleck activity
  • Exploring the elements with an interactive periodic table
  • Building molecules with the Happy Atoms kit
  • And much more!
ChemFest is presented by NOVA Chemicals and sponsored by WISH 99.7 FM. For more information about ChemFest, go to To book a ChemFest field trip, call 412-237-3400.
About Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes, and off-site education programs.