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Chemistry Open Day takes place every year during the Cambridge Science Festival

The University of Cambridge Science Festival is a two-week celebration of science in March each year.  We open our doors to the public on the middle Saturday of the festival in our very popular Chemistry Open Day, where scientists from age five to 90 can try hands-on activities which explore the endless fascination of chemistry and find out why we are so excited to call ourselves chemists.  

Visitors can experience the thrill of chemistry, and its importance throughout our lives, by taking part in experiments and demonstrations which are all organised and run by chemistry students and researchers here in the department. We offer numerous activities suitable for children aged 5+, and don't forget about  Dr Peter Wothers' explosive (literally) lectures, which are suitable for ages 7+! You can browse these pages to find out what’s happening on the day, or access resources and information for schools.​

We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Walters Kundert Charitable Trust which makes this event possible.

We hope to see you at the next Chemistry Open Day on 17 March 2018!