FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 21, 2011

SoCal kids to try chemistry experiments at Discovery Science Center March 26

SANTA ANA, March 21, 2011 — Families, science enthusiasts and children of all ages will have fun with chemistry and explore its role in everyday life through hands-on, age-appropriate activities at the Discovery Science Center (DSC) in Santa Ana. The outreach event is free with purchase of DSC admission, and is hosted by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The activities will be led by ACS members who are attending the Society’s 241st National Meeting & Exhibition in Anaheim.

Nine different activities will be available, including how to use household chemicals to create special effects seen on television and in the movies, such as making snow; conducting experiments with copper; and making biodegradable building blocks from cornstarch.

What: Hands-on chemistry experiments for children of all ages during an outreach event of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Where: Discovery Science Center at 2500 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, Calif. 92705

Admission: $12.95 Adults/$9.95 kids

When: Saturday, March 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (DSC is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Who: Families, children of all ages and anyone interested in having fun with science!

About Discovery Science Center
Orange County’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, Taco Bell Discovery Science Center is better than ever! Walk through the belly of a giant dinosaur in Dino Quest, feel the winds of a hurricane in a simulator and gear up for flying pucks in The Science of Hockey. Make sure to stop by our newest, permanent exhibit, Boeing Rocket Lab. Hundreds of thousands of students and families experience science, Southern California-style at DSC each year. What will you discover? For more information, visit us online: www.discoverycube.org.

The International Year of Chemistry (IYC) 2011 has been designated by the United Nations as a global celebration of chemistry and its contributions to the world around us. For activities and events, see www.acs.org/iyc2011 and http://water.chemistry2011.org

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