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National Chemistry Week celebrates all things chemistry during the third week of October (typically the same week as Mole Day – October 23) each year. Founded by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and co-sponsored locally by the ACS Central Utah chapter at BYU, this community-based program aims to educate the public on the positive impact chemistry has in our everyday lives.

We invite you to join us for a week of magic shows, lectures, and hands-on workshops to experience the exciting world of chemistry firsthand!

National Chemistry Week will be held the week of October 16-21, 2023. Please check back on October 1st for information about magic show times and tickets.

Magic Shows

Chemistry magic shows are a major part of National Chemistry Week and offer entertaining demonstrations of important chemistry principles.  Presented by our very own department faculty, these fun performances last one hour. Guests may spy tie-dyed lab coats, color-changing fluid, and controlled explosions!

Since seating is limited, free tickets are required.  They become available on a rolling basis two weeks before National Chemistry Week. Guests may register for up to 20 tickets per show. If tickets aren’t available for the show of your choice, keep checking back to see if more have been released.  There will be a stand-by line for each show to fill in available seating five minutes before each show begins.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602


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