Kids Zone invites families to enjoy hands-on science activities

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2022 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) Kids Zones are events that feature science activities conducted by ACS members to teach the public about the importance of chemistry. In San Diego, in conjunction with the ACS Spring 2022 meeting, two events are planned — one for kids of all ages and one for high schoolers. Both events will take place at the Fleet Science Center.

For All Ages: ACS Kids Zone
Saturday, March 19
2 to 5 p.m. ET (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT)
Join us for a short talk by 2021 Nobel laureate David MacMillan, Ph.D., and then engage in hands-on science activities and receive educational giveaways. Activities include coloring with bugs, connecting with slime and inflating a balloon with chemistry.

For High School Students: A Conversation with 2021 Nobel Laureate David MacMillan
Saturday, March 19
5:30 to 7 p.m. ET (2:30 to 4 p.m. PT)
MacMillan will present a longer talk about his research, and then he will answer questions from participating high school students.

Both programs are ACS Presidential Outreach Events held as part of ACS Spring 2022, a meeting of chemists being held March 20-24 in San Diego.

Registration is required for both events, and they will also be live streamed. For more information and to register for the ACS Kids Zone events, visit

ACS Spring 2022 will be a vaccination-required and mask-recommended meeting for ALL attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and ACS staff who plan to attend the in-person meeting in San Diego, CA. All individuals will need to be fully vaccinated by March 6, 2022, 14 days from the start of ACS Spring 2022. Acceptable proof of vaccination will be required. All attendees are expected to fully comply with all health and safety guidelines. Failure to adhere to the requirements could lead to removal from the venue or other disciplinary action.

For additional information about the vaccine requirements, the definition for “fully vaccinated” as provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and all ACS on-site safety measures, please visit the Attendee Safety Plan and Health & Safety Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages of the ACS website. Instructions on how to submit proof of vaccination are included in the FAQs.

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