Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry

Saturday, October 15th - 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday-Friday, October 18th-21st - 10:00-2:00 pm

The Innovation Studios will be filled with hands-on chemistry mysteries that we invite you to solve!  You will learn about the chemistry of forensic science and try out classic chemistry experiments that deepen your understanding of this fascinating field.  Museum staff, American Chemical Society Student Groups from area universities and area high school students will lead these engaging experiences.

Here are just a few of the experiences you can expect during Chemistry Connections

  • Be a dye detective and learn how to separate inks into recognizable patterns.

  • Sniff out hidden scents and learn about diffusion

  • Write mysterious messages on polymers and expose them to lots and lots of heat to see surprising results.

  • Experiment with writing secret messages…. and learn about some fascinating reactions

  • Be a fruit juice sleuth to determine which beverages actually contain fruit juice and explore acid-base reactions

  • Learn all about reactions from our talented museum staff


(2nd grade and above)
School groups of 15 or more can book field trips in advance by calling 817-255-9440

Book your field trip today:


Thursday, October 20th from 1:30 - 4:00 PM

We have created special experiences for homeschool audiences after the traditional field trip groups leave for the day. Visit this website again in early October for a complete schedule.

Please note: Chemistry Week topics, activities and environments are designed for students ages 8 and older.

Download the Celebrating Chemistry Activity Guide at

  Programming for Chemistry Week is sponsored by Alcon




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