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April 2, 2016

NanoDays 2016

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.


Explore Hands-On Nano

Have fun exploring nanoscience concepts with scientists and engineers from from Boston University, Harvard University, Howard University, MIT, Northeastern University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Massachusetts - Lowell. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; Blue Wing, Lower Level


Special Presentations

Watch live presentations by leading researchers and learn how they use nanotechnology to tackle real-world engineering problems.


  • Dazzling Diamond and the Quantum Revolution

    • 11:30 am
    • Karine Thate, Museum of Science
  • A Brief Intro to Quantum Computing

    • 12:30 pm
    • Amir Yacoby, Harvard University
  • From Lab to Fab: Pioneers in Nano-Manufacturing

    • 1:30 pm
    • Film Screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker Larry Klein
  • From Chemical Engineer to Cancer Warrior

    • 2:30 pm
    • Jessica Winter, The Ohio State University


Each presentation is 20 minutes

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1


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, 12:00 and 2:00 pm; Cahners Theater, Blue Wing, Level 2


Nanotech in Our Lives

Explore nanotech-enhanced products and learn about the science that makes them work. Featuring guest scientists from: Merck & Co., Nanocomp Technologies, Raytheon


Discover Nano in Nature

Learn about the tiny nanostructures that give beautiful colors to butterfly wings and self-cleaning properties to leaves. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; Butterfly Garden, Blue Wing, Level 2


Nano, Bio and You!

Wonder what nanotechnology has to do with biology? Find out about bacteria-busting nanosilver and gecko-inspired adhesives and and how they might impact your life. Learn the science and weigh in with your opinion.  11:00 am – 3:00pm; Hall of Human Life, Green 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. 1:30 – 3:30 pm; Suit/Cabot Lab, Red Wing, Lower Level


NanoDays at the Museum of Science is sponsored by the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials headquartered at Harvard University, MIT, Howard University and the Museum of Science; by the Scalable Nanomanufacturing Research project headquartered at The Ohio State University; and by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network headquartered at the Museum of Science.


Locations throughout the Museum

Public Event

Free with Exhibit Halls admission. Purchase Exhibit Halls tickets:


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