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Open Day

Open Day

The centerpiece of our Outreach program is a biennual Open Day, usually held in August as part of National Science Week. This free event is open to the public and encourages the community to connect with chemistry and forensic science. Visitors get to see behind-the-scenes and engage with ChemCentre scientists through activities and conversation.
Open Day’s approach is centred on three principles:

  • Tell stories and use ‘real life’ case studies
  • Provide memorable experiences
  • Create opportunities for dialogue

All activities at ChemCentre’s Open Day are developed to match these three principles, which are drawn from an understanding of excellence in science engagement and include a diverse mix of interactive displays, activities and presentations.


Join us as we celebrate chemists as local heroes; discover how science saves the day and make science your mission at ChemCentre Open Day 2019! Have a fun day out with friends and family while learning about the role that chemistry plays in safeguarding the WA community, industry and environment.

2017 Open Day was full of excitement and many amazing activities that you could partake in, we look forward to a similar 2019 Open Day! Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

2017 Open Day highlights included:

  • The Clan Lab Experience - dressing up and exploring the life of real chemist heroes who help the WA Police solve crimes!
  • Tours of our Forensics and Environmental Chemistry Laboratories
  • Loads of exciting new shows, activities, and exhibitions
  • Special guests from WA Police, Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Greyhounds as Pets and more
  • FREE Soil Testing - bring along some backyard soil and our experts will analyse it to provide scientific insights into the chemistry of your soil
  • FREE Liquid Nitrogen Ice cream and Fairy Floss
  • And much, much more

Event Details

Date: August 2019 (date to be confirmed)

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Building 500, Cnr Manning Rd and Townsing Dr, Bentley WA

Cost: Free

View the 2017 program and map online.

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