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The 21st annual award-winning Chemistry Open House and Science Exploration Gallery will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 25) at Texas A&M University. The theme for this year's open house is "Having a Ball with Chemistry."

The highlight of the day's activities will be three presentations of the popular Chemistry Road Show (10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m.) in Room 100 of the main Chemistry Building. The show is recommended for all ages and includes demonstrations of popular science including fires, explosions, weird polymers and super-cold materials. Door prizes will be given at all the shows.

Free and open to the public, activities begin at 9:45 a.m. in the foyer of the Chemistry Building, which is at the intersection of Ross and Ireland Streets by the three red brick fountains. No reservations are required.

Organizers remind participants that Ross Street is under major construction; signs will be placed to guide them to the Chemistry Department.

Visitors are encouraged to start their tour of the open house by checking in at the "welcome table," where they will be presented a science bag of goodies. A thousand free science goodie bags will be distributed.

Hands-on and computer activities, guided lab tours and demonstrations will be in progress between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the Science Exploration Gallery.

Many other Texas A&M departments, including physics, engineering and biochemistry, will be represented.

More information regarding the open house and parking information can be obtained at http://www.chem.tamu.edu/ and clicking on the "Chemistry Open House" link under "Departmental News."

-aTm-

Contact: Dr. Wendy L. Keeney-Kennicutt, Coordinator, National Chemistry Week for TAMU-ACS local chapter, at (979) 845-3256 or kennicutt@mail.chem.tamu.edu or Tura King at (979) 845-4670 or tura-king@tamu.edu

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