Catch a screening of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” starring Gene Wilder and stay for delicious science demonstrations.
The 100-minute film, a 1971 musical film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, will be followed by hands-on activities related to food science, chemistry and physics. Kids will take part in making freeze dried ice cream, breakable bananas and glowing pickles and other fun experiments. All ages welcome. Activities are designed for children ages 5–12. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Admission is free. Free snacks and drinks will be provided. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
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- UChicago Arts|Science Initiative/Office of the Provost
- Chicago Council for Science and Technology (C2ST)
- Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
- UChicago Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories