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Mole Day, Solar Party, Costume Contest, and More at Da Vinci Science Center in October

Contact: Caroline Scutt, caroline.scutt@nulldavincisciencecenter.org

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Oct. 18, 2021 – The Da Vinci Science Center invites visitors to have the most fun with science during special events in October.

Celebrate National Chemistry Week and Mole Day on Oct. 23rd with some cool chemistry experiments. What is Mole Day exactly?  Created as a way to foster interest in chemistry, Mole Day commemorates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10²³), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry.

Members of the Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society will give hands-on demonstrations of the effect of temperature on reaction rate with pop rocks and light sticks. These amazing pop and glow demonstrations will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and are included with general admission.

The fun continues on Sat., Oct. 30th with a Solar Observation Party hosted by the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will witness the sun’s stunning features in incredible detail using solar telescopes. Please note that in the event of rain or other inclement weather preventing the sun’s appearance, this event will be moved to Sat., Nov. 6th.

Visitors can also experience the science of sensory perception, illusion-making and things that go bump in the night as they stroll along Jack-O-Lantern Lane. The popular exhibit, which will be on display through Nov. 7th, showcases 50 elaborately carved pumpkins featuring iconic scientists, classic Halloween scenes and pop culture favorites.

The Science Center is partnering with B104 to hold a special costume contest for visitors of Jack-O-Lantern Lane. From Oct. 18-31, visitors are encouraged to come in costume, take family photos throughout the exhibit, and submit their photos to win either a family membership to Da Vinci Science Center or a four-pack of tickets to see the Trans Siberian Orchestra at the PPL Center in December. More details on the contest can be found at b104.iheart.com.

To keep everyone safe and healthy, masks are required for everyone over the age of two in accordance with CDC recommendations. Due to capacity limitations, advance reservations are highly recommended in order to ensure entry on a preferred date. Visit www.davincisciencecenter.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

About The Da Vinci Science Center

The Da Vinci Science Center is a national award-winning non-profit science center that has been bringing science to life and lives to science for nearly 30 years. Da Vinci Science Center experiences make science fun and approachable, helping to connect people of all ages and backgrounds with the wonders of science.  The Science Center engages more than 150,000 participants annually with its exhibits, programs, events, and partnerships. To learn more about these and other programs, visit www.davincisciencecenter.org and follow them on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter.