Zoom into Nano

Spin wheels and zoom into the nanoscale! Move your body—dissolve a crystal and stretch a molecule! Create a pattern, then shrink it! Challenge yourself—can you transport atoms in motion? Build molecular models and giant carbon nanotubes. Use your senses: discover how you can detect invisible molecules with just your nose. Find out how nanotechnology affects our lives.

Zoom Into Nano is a hands-on interactive exhibition focusing on how scientists see and make things that are too small to see. Nanoscale science and engineering are methods of manipulating materials on the molecular scale to generate very, very small structures and devices.

  • For 8-13-year-olds & families; perfect for field trips
  • Funded by NSF
  • Partner: Cornell University
  • Size: 4,000-5,000 sq. ft.
  • Rental Fee: Negotiable; call (607) 272-0600 ×128 for details
  • Shipping: 2 trucks

  • All matter is made of atoms
  • Atoms bond together to form molecules
  • Atoms and molecules are always moving
  • One meter contains one billion nanometers
  • Nanotechnology is: making new materials and tiny devices smaller than 100 nanometers in size
  • Nanotechnology allows scientists to make smaller, faster computer chips and new medicines to treat cancer and other diseases

(Summer 2017: booked)
(Fall 2017: booked)
Spring 2018: Available
(Summer 2018: booked)
Fall 2018: Available
Spring 2019: Available
Summer 2019: Available
Fall 2019: Available
Summer 2020: Available
Fall 2020: Available
Spring 2021: Available
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Spring 2022: Available
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Fall 2022: Available

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  • Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm
  • *Open holiday Mondays and Mondays in July and August, 10 am - 5 pm

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