Virtual ChemFest to celebrate National Chemistry Week

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PITTSBURGH, October 14, 2020 — Students in grades 3–12 can celebrate National Chemistry Week with ChemFest, a free virtual event hosted by Carnegie Science Center in partnership with the American Chemical Society. From 9 am–2 pm on Oct. 22 and 23, Science Center educators and community partners will broadcast exciting chemistry demonstrations and career conversations directly into classrooms via Brightspace Learning Management System Software.

Classrooms can enjoy Virtual ChemFest for free thanks to generous underwriting from the American Chemical Society. Registration deadline is Mon., Oct. 19 at 5 pm.

ChemFest programming will include:

  • An interview with a virologist from UPMC studying potential vaccines for COVID-19
  • Live presentations from Carnegie Science Center educators exploring this year’s National Chemistry Week theme, “Sticking with Chemistry: Glues and Adhesives”
  • Career Connections interviews with staff from PPG, Pfizer, and the Society of Women Engineers
  • DIY experiments using household ingredients led by chemists from local companies and universities

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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.

Accessibility: Features for All

Carnegie Science Center welcomes all visitors. We work to assist visitors with disabilities in obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and in supporting equal access to services, programs, and activities. We welcome visitors in wheelchairs on the deck of our USS Requin (SS 481) submarine. Below-deck visits require full mobility. Hearing assistance devices are available for The Rangos Giant Cinema. Please ask when you buy your ticket.

Please note that requests for accommodations should be made at least two weeks prior to your visit. For specific questions about wheelchairs, strollers, or other programmatic or equipment needs, see the ticket counter located on the first floor of the main building or contact the Operations Department at 412.237.1641 or

About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. In 2017, the museums reached more than 1.4 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.