Kids Zone invites families to enjoy hands-on science activities in San Francisco

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A man showing a boy and his family how to do an experiment.
A prior ACS Kids Zone event.
Loris Guzzetta

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2023 — Embark on a fantastic journey through the magical world of chemistry at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Kids Zone. Join us for this free family science event outside the Children's Creativity Museum in San Francisco on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT.

Registration is required to participate in the Kids Zone; to register, click here. This event is being held in conjunction with the ACS Fall 2023 meeting.

Everyone is invited to learn about this year’s theme, “The Healing Power of Chemistry,” with hands-on activities, including:

Cloudy with a Chance of Clear Color 
See dramatic color changes help clear up cloudiness with chemistry.

Make-and-Take Lotion 
It’s a mixture, it’s a suspension, it’s an emulsion—it’s lotion! Science has the solution to DIY lotion.

Connect with Slime 
Your body makes a viscous liquid like slime to keep out germs. Make a model of slime and take it home.

Fruit Juice Sleuth 
Determine whether beverages contain vitamin C with the help of chemistry.

Learn more about Kids Zone from the Facebook page and share your experience on social media using #ACSKidsZone.

For health and safety information about this event and the ACS Fall 2023 meeting, see the FAQ webpage. For more information about this event email


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