Have kids who love science? Bring your children, grandkids, or an entire class of students to the Museum of Science, Boston, on Sunday, Oct. 15 to see a magical demonstration of lights, color, and noise while learning about the science behind them.
Visitors can also try out some special hands-on activities in the museum during the day.
Presenting the demonstrations will be Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri, a professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair for the Wisconsin Idea. He has captivated audiences with his scientific demonstrations at a variety of locations including Boston’s Museum of Science, the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.
The Boston show is now officially known as the Phyllis A. Brauner Memorial Lecture. A long-time Wellesley resident, Phyllis Brauner was a professor of chemistry who started the annual event as a way of getting the public interested in science.
The demonstrations take place in the Cahners Theatre (2nd floor, Blue Wing) at 1 p..m and 4 p.m.
Admission to the museum is required, but tickets to Dr. Shakhashiri’s show are free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve tickets, please contact the secretary of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society before Oct. 10 at firstname.lastname@example.org
The tickets will be available for pick-up in the lobby of the museum at the American Chemical Society table.
The show and the activities are part of National Chemistry Week. NCW guest educators will be available from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. to perform demonstrations and assist in activities suitable for museum visitors of all ages. The volunteers will also be at the Boston Children’s Museum on Saturday Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the hands-on activities.