• BLASTOFF! 2018

    BLASTOFF! Is a week-long summer science camp for middle school students around the Tucson area designed to give students from lower-income and underserved communities an opportunity to gain exposure to STEM. The camp is structured as an intensive day camp where “cadets” come to the University of... Read More

  • Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books

    Photo by Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star

    University of Arizona chemistry club students Steven Le, right, and Kathryn Kuna make liquid nitrogen ice cream in Science City during the 10th Annual Tucson Festival of Books, on March 10, 2018, at the University of Arizona.  The free festival... Read More

  • UA Fusion Camp

    Do you want your kids to stay active and learning all summer long? Choose UA Fusion Camps to promote active minds and bodies this summer!

    UA Fusion Camp is a partnership with Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium and the UA Bookstore held during the summer and winter breaks, offering... Read More


Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books

UA Fusion Camp


Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books

UA Fusion Camp

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona has a long history of engaging our community. CBC faculty and staff members, as well as our graduate and undergraduate students, participate in numerous outreach activities involving K-12 students and their teachers, fellow researchers in other fields, non-profit organizations, and the general public. We organize week-long summer science camps, workshops and chemistry "magic" shows for local schools, tours of our research labs and facilities, as well as public lectures and events. We love the opportunities to show the amazing world of chemistry to students young and old!


Support CBC's Outreach Activities by making your tax-deductible donation today. 


Due to the large number of requests for Science Demonstration "Magic" Shows we have received, we are no longer accepting requests for the Spring2019 semester. Sorry, we do not do shows in the summers.

We will start accepting requests for shows in Fall 2019 on August 5, 2019. Please submit your request at least 4 weeks prior to your requested date. Requests are more likely to be fulfilled if the show is for a school-wide presentation, whether it be at an assembly or on a Science Night. Please note that these free shows are presented by CBC students, who try to fit them into their busy school/work schedules as best they can.  It is very difficult for our presenters to do back-to-back shows for 4-5 classes, so to avoid disappointment, we ask that you not make these types of requests. 

Generally our students cannot commit to presenting a show until 1-2 weeks prior to the date. Please understand that no matter how early in the semester you submit your request to us, there is no guarantee that a presenter will be available on the date requested. Thank you for understanding.

Submit your request for:

 Science Fair Judges | Science Demonstration "Magic" Shows | School Tours of CBC Facilities