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Learning about science has never been this fun
2019 Open Day ChemCentre
Find out how scientists are fighting to make the world a better place


The ChemCentre is one of Western Australia's leading providers of specialised chemical and forensic science services. The ChemCentre supports the WA community in matters of public, environmental health, justice, safety and security through high quality, scientific services it provides to a selection of clients, stakeholders and members of the wider community.

2019 Open Day ChemCentre
Science can be awesome


The 2019 ChemCentre Open Day is a great opportunity for children and adults interested in science to step inside this impressive laboratory and learn just how awesome science (and scientists!) can be.

2019 Open Day ChemCentre
Kids will love playing dress up and going on little hero missions


The 2019 ChemCentre Open Day will be held on Saturday, 26 October 2019 from 10am to 4pm. The event will have free entry, lots of free parking, free activities and there will be food trucks and picnic areas available on the day. The ChemCentre is located at the corner of Manning Road and Townsing Drive in Bentley.

2019 Open Day ChemCentre
Kids will have a great time at interactive science shows


The 2019 ChemCentre Open Day will be held on Saturday, 26 October 2019 from 10am to 4pm. The event will have free entry, lots of free parking, free activities and there will be food trucks and picnic areas available on the day. The ChemCentre is located at the corner of Manning Road and Townsing Drive in Bentley.

2019 Open Day ChemCentre
Kids will be able to meet scientists from the ChemCentre and representatives from many of the other organisations that the ChemCentre works with


Guests will be able to take a tour of the ChemCentre's forensic and environmental laboratories, watch science shows, and meet several of the partners who work with the ChemCentre. There will be representatives there from the WA Police, Department of Fire and Emergency Services, PathWest, The Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Curtin University, Murdoch University, the University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, and more.

A special highlight of the day will be the Clan Lab Experience with the WA Police and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Children will be able to discover what it is like to investigate an illicit drug laboratory and will even be able to try on protective equipment for full decontamination.

Under the Influence with the WA Police Booze Bus will get guests to try and perform simple tasks while 'under the influence' of alcohol and drug goggles.

2019 Open Day ChemCentre
Take a tour of the ChemCentre's laboratories


There will be career advice for future chemists and scientists and interactive displays like free soil testing which will interest green thumbs who want to learn about the chemistry of their garden and a 'make your own bath salts' demonstration which will teach people about the chemistry of odours.

There will even be a table where ChemCentre's scientists will show kids how to make FREE liquid nitrogen ice cream. How cool does that sound? There will also be free fairy floss, fantastic face painting and so much more.

2019 Open Day ChemCentre
Science can be fascinating


To download the 2019 ChemCentre Open Day Map and Timetable click here.

For more information about this event please check out the ChemCentre's website or follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
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Why? There will be fun educational activities, displays and demonstrations by scientists and other professionals to show children how exciting science can be.
When: Saturday 26 October 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Where: ChemCentre, Corner Manning Road and Townsing Drive, Bentley.
Cost: The event will have free entry, free parking, free activities and food trucks and picnic areas available on the day.
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