National Chemistry Week kicks off officially tomorrow, but we are getting a head start right here in Albany with our own National Chemistry Day!

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Each year the American Chemical Society's National Chemistry Week emphasizes the positive impacts of chemistry on society. This year's theme is "The Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy" showcasing the chemistry involved in candy and confections.

The local Eastern New York Section of the ACS is getting a jump on National Chemistry Week with National Chemistry Day today at the New York State Museum in Albany. Interactive demonstrations will be presented along with fun hands-on activities and experiments. There will also be a chemistry magic show and door prizes.

The event is free and fun for all ages.