Celebrate NanoDays 2013 at the Flint Children’s Museum

This butterfly display is part of the 2013 NanoDays exhibit at the Flint Children’s Museum.

This butterfly display is part of the 2013 NanoDays exhibit at the Flint Children’s Museum.

FLINT —Now through April 7 is Nanodays at the Flint Children’s Museum. The NanoExhibit is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering.

NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally from March 30-April 7. 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.

NanoDays celebrations bring university researchers together with science educators to create learning experiences for both children and adults to explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces. A range of exciting NanoDays programs demonstrate the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale, examine tools used by nanoscientists, showcase nano materials with spectacular promise, and invite discussion of technology and society.

The community can experience many of these activities firsthand. Visitors will explore how 3D images are made, play Nano I Spy, make bracelets that change color in the sun, and enjoy a story time reading of Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who!

The Flint Children’s Museum is a hands-on children’s museum with more than 40 educational and fun exhibits that demonstrate and reinforce the Michigan Curriculum benchmarks and standards for children ages 10 and under.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. -5 p.m. The museum is located at 1602 W. University Avenue in Flint.

The Flint Children’s Museum is a non-profit, charitable organization. — G.G.

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