Colorado State University Chemistry Club to Host Annual Mad Scientist Halloween Event for Community Friday Oct. 26

The Chemistry Club will host its eighth annual Mad Scientist Halloween community event from 6:45-9:45 p.m. on Friday, October 26 in the Chemistry Building. CSU students will engage local children and their parents in the magic of science, through various crafts, activities, and games.

The Mad Scientist Halloween night, the largest event the Chemistry Club presents each year, is organized by students and volunteer-based. The event is free and open to all community members. Donations are accepted to help pay for activities and chemicals.

Community members have a chance to create spooky crafts, visit live creepy crawlers in the Gillette Entomology Bug Zoo and participate in safe trick-or-treating this Halloween season. Face painting will be provided by Juiced on Imagination Expressive Therapy. Parents and children will learn and participate in fun, hands-on science activities including the opportunity to make their own slime.

The Chemistry Building is on CSU’s main campus near Lake Street and Centre Avenue. Visitors are encouraged to park in the Lake Street Parking Garage at 1508 Centre Ave.

For more information about the Colorado State Chemistry Club and its outreach programs, go to or e-mail

The Chemistry Club is just one of many activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM programs in the College of Natural Sciences. The college is also home to the university’s STEM Outreach Center; the Education and Outreach Center, featuring low-cost ways to encourage K-12 teachers to do science with their students; and the popular Little Shop of Physics, which connects college student volunteers and their hands-on physics experiments with some 20,000 Colorado K-12 children each year.