Two shows: 4:30 pm (ages 3-8) and 6:30 pm (ages 9 and up).
"Cool Chemistry" is an annual FREE show of exciting chemistry demonstrations performed by the CHE155 students of UW-Manitowoc.This year we will be performing TWO SHOWS: Families are encouraged to attend only one show, whichever fits better with their schedules and the ages of their child(ren).
The chemistry students perform a variety of demonstrations including EXPLOSIONS, COLOR CHANGES, GLOWING CHEMICALS, FIREBALLS, DIET COKE & MENTOS FOUNTAINS, BREATHING FIRE, and more! During the safest demos, kids in the audience can even come on stage to help the chemistry students perform the demos! All children wishing to serve as volunteers must get a FREE ticket available at the UW-Manitowoc Theater door beginning 45 min before the start of each show.
The shows takes place in the UW-Manitowoc Theater. The 4:30 pm show is designed to last ~45 min. The 6:30 pm show is designed to last ~60 min. After each show ends, audience members are invited into the Commons area on campus to make "gak" with the help of the CHE204 students and read posters that discuss the science behind the chemistry experiments seen during the shows.
The show is very family-friendly! Anyone ages 3-93 (or over!) will have a blast! Come early to get a seat! For safety reasons, only the first 350 attendees will be admitted to each show on a first come/first served basis.
If you have a child that is school aged, this show is definitely for him/her! Get your child excited about science at a young age and they may consider becoming a scientist someday!
If you have questions about the show, please contact Dr. Amy J. Kabrhel, Associate Professor of Chemistry, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 683-2746.