Chemistry covers a wide range of topics from colorful experiments and the elements used in them to the individual atoms that make up those elements. Explore the wonders of Chemistry Saturday, May 11 at WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology from 1 to 3 p.m.

There will be two different breath-taking demonstrations at the event. During the Chromium Volcano, watch while trained professionals light a chromium volcano on fire and witness it burn, fizz, and spark, looking much like an actual volcano. Then discover the science of light refraction during the Disappearing Glass demonstration.

There will also be other special chemistry activities available for hands-on fun. Explore texture and chemistry by making kinetic sand. Build a self-propelling paper boat and watch it float. Explore the chemistry behind bubbles and hold one in your hands.

WonderLab is proud to partner with the Indiana University Chemistry Graduate Representative Committee. Volunteers from ChemGRC will share their expertise and present the demonstrations during  Wonders of Chemistry. This event is appropriate for families and kids alike. All demonstrations and activities are free with museum admission.

WonderLab is an award-winning science museum located at 308 W. Fourth St. on the B-Line Trail in Bloomington, Indiana. The museum is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $9, and children younger than one are free. For more information call (812) 337-1337, or go online to or WonderLab’s Facebook page.