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October 9, 2014—January 19, 2015
Brooklyn Children’s Museum is excited to introduce young scientists to a number of interactive exhibits that inspire learning through a variety of topics including photomicrography, molecular biology, nanotechnology, robotics, and 3D printing. Join us and discover the amazing micro-world that exists beyond what we can see with our naked eyes. Find out how our new knowledge of science helps make the world a better place.
MOLECULES AND HEALTH: THE SHAPE OF SCIENCE
You can’t see molecules, but they’re everywhere! Become a molecular detective and discover how molecules shape our bodies, our medicines and our world. Molecules come in different shapes and sizes. Their shapes tell us a lot about what they do and how they interact with each other. These microscopic building blocks make up everything around you—your body, the air you breathe, and even this exhibit.
WHAT IS 3D PRINTING?
3D printing is in the news headlines every day! Scientists are using this unique method to create anything from cars to animals, to even saving a life! Learn about the materials, processes, communities of practice, and practical applications involved with 3D printing. This exhibit is curated by Shapeways, the world's leading 3D Printing marketplace and community.
This interactive exhibition engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology.
NIKON'S SMALL WORLD
Opens October 17, 2014
NYU POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING ROBOTIC FISH EXHIBIT
Ever wonder what life is like through the eyes of a fish? This program puts kids and adults behind the wheel of robotic fish that can swim alone, school in groups, and compete among each other under the sea! The exhibit features a shoal of robotic fish remotely controlled by iPads to attract and engage local visitors and resonate globally.
THE UNI PROJECT POWERED BY BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Uni Project is a nonprofit committed to increasing access to books and learning opportunities through pop-up, open-air reading rooms. Curated by Brooklyn Public Library, a science reading room will help young visitors learn more about the themes of the More Than Meets the “I” Exhibit.