Spooky season meets science: Chemistry Club’s annual Halloween Show

Two instructors dressed as cats do a liquid nitrogen demonstration

The Colorado State University Chemistry Club and Department of Chemistry are excited to host their annual Halloween Show on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 3-6 p.m in the CSU Chemistry Building; their first year back since the pandemic. The Chemistry Club is thrilled to once again host the Fort Collins community for an afternoon of spooky chemistry.

Kids enjoy a coloring table at the Halloween ShowThe Halloween Show provides a free, family-friendly place for kids (and adults!) to trick-or-treat while learning about the exciting dynamics of science. The club is joined this year by the Little Shop of Physics and the Entomology Club, and will be hosting compelling experiments and hands-on demonstrations of chemistry, physics and entomology.

A student does a demonstration with fireThese stations will involve slime, witch melting, bouncing bubbles, tie-dye and much more. There will also be crafts and face-painting. In addition to the safe, hands-on stations, there will be two large shows: the mad scientist show and spooky liquid nitrogen show, both with multiple scheduled showings throughout the event so that everyone can get a chance to watch.

For the first time in two years the Halloween Show is back, so plan for an exciting, spooky Sunday afternoon! Visit the Halloween Show website for more information including contact information, parking maps and contest details.