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NANO at The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

The National Children’s Museum (NCM) is excited to announce the opening of a STEM exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The exhibit is in the Great Hall of the library located at 901 G Street NW, in the heart of downtown and within walking distance to several Metro stations. The exhibit will be on display through April 2016. For more information on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, click here.

NANO – Imagine and discover a world you can’t see! is a new engaging exhibition for family audiences about 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 400-­square foot exhibition includes hands-­on, interactive exhibits that invite exploration of nano phenomena and real world applications and implications. 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.

Visit, form more information via digital media, video, podcasts, and more! An audio description for blind and low vision museum visitors is available at, which may be downloaded at any time. Nano is produced by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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