Special Science, Engineering Programs Offered at The Discovery Museums
Celebrate NanoDays with a week of hands-on activities at the Nanoscale.
If you are drawn to science and engineering, The Discovery Museums has something planned for you.
NanoDays at The Discovery Museums is part of a nationwide festival of hands-on educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Visitors to the Science Discovery Museum during these special programs can experiment with memory metal, explore liquid crystal displays, test out nano sand, play nano games, and discover the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale.
The Museums will also offer a unique program with Dr. Gareth McKinley of MIT’s Mechanical Engineering Department and the Hatsopoulos Microfluids Laboratory to learn about research that explores nanoscale coatings and nanocomposite technology.
All programs will be held at the Science Discovery Museum. Dates and times are as follows:
- Tuesday April 2, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
- Wednesday April 3, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
- Thursday April 4, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
- Friday April 5, 4:30pm to 7:30pm (during First Friday Nights Free!)
- Saturday April 6, 1:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Sunday April 7, 1:00 pm to 4:00pm (special program with MIT’s Dr. Gareth McKinley)
NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally from March 30-April 7, 2013. This community-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska.
The Discovery Museums are located at 177 Main St. in Acton. All programs are free with admission:
- $11 adults & children;
- $10 seniors 60 and older;
- Free for children under 1 and members;
- Teachers are always free.