Nano Exploration

The nanoexploration exhibit is all about the science of the small, and includes hands-on activities, as well as books and reading boards.

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  • Inquiry
  • Modeling
  • Size & Scale
  • Engineering Design
  • Systems
  • Technology Education


Build a giant carbon nanotube; use your "spy skills" to find examples of nano products and phenomena as part of several interactive challenges; build a stable nano future on a tippy table; spin disks to compare the effects of static electricity and gravity - let's explore together!

NYS Curriculum Standards      

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  • MST 2 - Information Systems
  • MST 5 - Engineering Design
  • MST 6 - Interconnectedness: Common Themes Key Idea 1, 2, 3, 5
  • MST 7 - Interdisciplinary Problem Solving Key Idea 1

Drop-in Activities:

Make It & Take It - Visit SUNY Poly CMOST to learn about the engineering concepts behind everyday objects. Children will be able to engage in a hands-on engineering challenge! No pre-registration required, activity included with museum admission. Recommended for ages 5+. Please visit our detailed calendar for exact dates & activities offered.

Science Cart Demos - Join SUNY Poly CMOST educators as we experiment and investigate science together with you. These presentations explore a variety of scientific concepts from live animal ecology to nanotechnology and more! Approximately 20 minutes in length and recommended for grades K-12 and adults. Free with Museum Admission. Please visit our Detailed Calendar and click 'Daily Schedule' for exact times this presentation is offered.

Educators: Reserve a Field Trip!