NanoDays

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Logistics

  • Annual event in late March/early April
  • Locations throughout the Museum
  • Free with Exhibit Halls admission; purchase online

Description

Imagine, discover, and explore a world that's too small to see. NanoDays is a nationwide celebration of nanoscale science, and you're invited! Come celebrate with us and enjoy nano-related activities throughout the Exhibit Halls, including the special events listed below.

NanoDays at the Museum of Science is sponsored by the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing headquartered at Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell; by the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials headquartered at Harvard University, MIT, Howard University and the Museum of Science; by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network headquartered at the Museum of Science; and by QSTORM: Switchable Quantum Dots & Adaptive Optics for Super-Resolution Imaging, a National Science Foundation-funded collaborative research project.

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Additional Information

NanoDays events typically include activities like:

The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show

Join virtuoso performers Dan and Joel as they provide a comic and unforgettable introduction to atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces while juggling everything from baseball bats to potted plants — even while atop seven-foot unicycles! 40 minutes, multiple performances; Cahners Theater, Blue Wing, Level 2

Explore Hands-On Nano

Have fun exploring nanoscience concepts with scientists and engineers from Harvard University, Howard University, MIT, Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and the University of New Hampshire. Drop-in event spans several hours; Blue Wing, Lower Level

Special Guest Presentations

Watch live presentations by leading researchers in the field of nanotechnology, and learn how they use nanotechnology to tackle real-world engineering problems. Multiple presentations. Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1

Nanotech in Our Lives

Think nanotechnology is limited to the lab? Think again. Try out nanotech-enhanced products already on the market, and learn about the science that makes them work! Drop-in event spans several hours; Blue Wing, Lower Level

Discover Nano in Nature

Learn about the tiny nanostructures that give beautiful colors to butterfly wings and self-cleaning properties to leaves. Drop-in event spans several hours; Butterfly Garden, Blue Wing, Level 2

You're the Nanoscientist!

Visit our Hands-On Laboratory to explore nanoscale science and engineering through hands-on activities and learn how nanoscientists are creating new materials and technologies. Drop-in event spans several hours; Suit/Cabot Lab, Red Wing, Lower Level