Families can participate in the biggest event for the smallest science, when they do nanotechnology experiments and create make & take nano souvenirs at NANO DAY on March 30 anytime between 10 am – 2 pm at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
Nanoscale science and engineering is the process through which materials are manipulated on the molecular scale to generate very, very small structures and devices. Advances in nanotechnology are likely to change the way we design and fabricate everything from faster computers with greater storage capacity to stain repellent clothes to things that are still beyond our imagination.
AMSE visitors of all ages can engage their minds and use their hands in the various nano activity stations located throughout AMSE. Come explore the amazing properties of memory metal, liquid crystals, magnetic fluid and more.
Led by an AMSE educator volunteers, children and adults do hands-on experiments to discover how and why nanotechnology is used in fabrics, materials, products, and tools. AMSE visitors can make a liquid crystal card and a UV bracelet souvenir to take home.
Additionally, AMSE visitors can stretch a molecule, dissolve a crystal, shrink a pattern, and experiment with magnification in “Zoom Into Nano,” a traveling exhibition with many interactive stations on the museum’s second level through May 12.
The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday from 1 – 5 pm. AMSE admission is Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $4, Students (6-17) $3 and Children (5 and under) no charge. AMSE members are no charge. Group rates are available for 20 or more with advance reservations. AMSE memberships, good for 12 months from purchase, are Family $40, Grandparents $35, Individuals $25, and Family & Friends $75. AMSE members receive unlimited museum visits and free admission to 250 museums that participate in the ASTC Passport Program. AMSE members get discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise and discounts on classes, workshops, camps and birthday parties. For more information on AMSE memberships, exhibits, programs and events, click on www.amse.org To schedule a group visit, call AMSE at (865) 576-3200.