January 3, 2018 through June 17, 2018
Nano – Imagine and discover a world you can’t see! The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) presents an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, technology and engineering (nano). Join us to imagine and discover the nanoscale world ̶ a world so tiny it’s too small to see! This exhibition includes hands-on exhibits that present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology.
At the Small, Smaller, Nano exhibit, you can play with magnets to explore how material behaves differently at different sizes. At the Build a Giant Carbon Nanotube exhibit you can use foam construction pieces to make a large model of a tiny structure called a carbon nanotube. There are plenty of examples of nano in nature, technology, and your own home. Where Can You Find Nano? lets you listen, look and touch to discover nano all around you. At Balance our Nano Future, a variety of blocks represent the challenge of trying to create a stable nano world ̶ can you balance all the blocks on the tippy table? Throughout the exhibition, interactive panels provide information on tiny solutions for big problems, exciting technologies inspired by nature, and different perspectives on nanotechnology. The Nano exhibition includes a seating area with comfortable furniture and additional reading material about this important topic.
Nano is produced by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). For more information, visit theMOSH.org.