Explore chemistry and careers this month at Discovery Place Kids

Discovery Place Kids Rockingham

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question just about every child gets on a regular basis.

This month, no matter the answer, Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham is examining these career choices from a chemistry perspective as we discover how and why chemistry plays an important role in each particular job.

At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day, visitors are invited to grab their goggles and gloves for special chemistry shows and activities. Concoctions and experiments will range from Fire Tornadoes (for the future firefighters out there) and Chemistry Building Blocks (calling all chemists) to Weather Investigating (a must for meteorologists in the making) and Cabbage pH (for our next generation of chefs).

Then, on November 16, we’re moving the chemistry lesson straight to the kitchen as we use ingredients you probably have at home to create chemistry concoctions like none other. You don’t want to miss this Kitchen Chemistry fun!

Plus, we’re celebrating Chemistry Day on November 29, but it’s not what you might be thinking. We love chemistry here at the Museum – can you tell? – but it doesn’t always have to be scientific. Sometimes, chemistry is about how you work together with people. Grab your family and friends and join us for a fun day of team-building challenges.

To kick off the holiday season, we are hosting a special Sensitive Santa event on November 21. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder or sensory sensitivity and their families are invited to a special holiday evening at Discovery Place Kids as we enjoy a low-sensory experience with Santa.

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