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Stepping Stones Museum for Children Presents Its Annual NanoDays Celebration, 3/29-4/6

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Presents Its Annual NanoDays Celebration, 3/29-4/6

Sometimes the smallest elements can have the biggest impact. In its trademark play-driven manner, Stepping Stones Museum for Children will highlight the study of nanoscience during its annual NanoDays celebration from Saturday, March 29 to Sunday, April 6.

Small definitely doesn't equal insignificant when it comes to the study of nanoscience, and small definitely will not be a word used to describe the museum's celebration of NanoDays. The event will kick off on Saturday, March 29 with the museum's first annual NanoFestival. Much more fun than a science class, the NanoFestival will give children the opportunity to imagine, discover and explore a world that's too small to see. They'll experience nanoscale science, technology and engineering through hands-on activities and a live performance of Attack of the Nanoscientist.

The NanoFestival schedule will include Nano Science from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Build a Nanotube from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Attack of the Nanoscientist performances at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The Nano Science workshop will allow children to delve into fun, hands-on activities that explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces and discover the big deal about the smallest science.

At the Build a Nanotube session, children can lend a hand in building a giant model of an innovative, nano-sized molecule: a carbon nanotube.

The Attack of the Nanoscientist performances feature a supervillain from the future who attempts to conquer the play's audience using nanoscience. Can a real nanoscientist step in and save the day? Find out.

NanoDays will continue at Stepping Stones from Sunday, March 30 to Sunday, April 6, excluding Monday, March 31, when the museum will be closed. Stepping Stones will feature a Nanoscience activity each day in the Light Gallery from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and a daily performance of Attack of the Nanoscientist in the Multimedia Gallery at 1 p.m. from Tuesday, April 1 to Thursday, April 3.


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