NANO: SMALL SCIENCE, BIG FUN
June 3 - September 7, 2014
Explore the science of the very, very small! How small is nano? It's the science of things that are just one billionth of a meter! Scientists believe that nanotechnology has the potential to solve many of the world’s pressing problems, from providing innovative medical treatments for disease to helping meet the world’s future energy needs. Enjoy hands-on experiences that bring to life the basic concepts, technology, and applications of this exciting interdisciplinary field. WonderLab is the first Indiana host site for Nano Mini Exhibition, a national touring collection of interactive exhibits created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Foundation Network (NISE Network) with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The larger multisensory exhibition at WonderLab includes unique experiences, such as Smells Like Nano, an exploration of how your nose detects and identifies the shape of nano-sized scent molecules. See also the Nano Art exhibition.
In the Galleries
Experience the wonder and excitement of science! Whatever your age, all you have to bring is a sense of curiosity about the world around you as you get ready to experiment, build, observe, and discover. From the challenge of the two-story grapevine climber to the enthralling Water Works, WonderLab has over 50 hands-on science exhibits inside and outside in the garden that will capture your imagination and make learning fun! Exhibits reinforce educational concepts and skills set forth by Indiana Academic Standards and also incorporate principles of universal design. Note that some exhibits featured on the website occasionally are moved to different places in the museum or into temporary storage to make room for new experiences.