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Exploring the Ultra Small

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July 28, 2019

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All-Day Activities

Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Come celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table and tour the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), where scientists probe structures as tiny as a billionth of a meter! See the microscopes researchers use to study at the nanoscale, build a model of a molecule, try out “virtual nano reality,” and see our world class clean room!

* Tour starts in Berkner Hall Room B. Bus transportation is provided to the Center for Functional Nanomaterials; arrive by 2:30 pm for last bus.

Hands-on Science and Math

Make, draw, and play with math and science! Enjoy science and math-based activities and games origami, line art, polydron shape building, and microscopes.


Bus from Berkner Hall

Walk from Berkner Hall

Scheduled Activities

The Magic of Chemistry (Show)

Presented by Prismatic Magic

Magic tricks and circus skills help explain atoms, molecules, the elements, compounds, solutions, magnetism, and static electricity in a fun, live show.

12:00 pm • 1:30 pm • 3:00 pm

1 hour, All ages

Berkner Hall Auditorium

Doors open 15 minutes before show time. Be sure to arrive early as the auditorium fills quickly.

How to Assemble Nanomaterials (Talk)

Join Brookhaven scientist and chemical engineer Greg Doerk to find out why we want nanostructures to build themselves and how scientists help make it happen with self-assembly.

1:00 pm • 3:00 pm

45 minutes, Ages 10+

Hamilton Seminar Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 555)

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1½ mi. north of LIE Exit 68, Directions

Gates open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Buildings are wheelchair accessible

Questions? Call (631) 344-2651

Last Facility visit begins at 3 p.m. All activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visitors age 16 and over must bring a photo ID.

Our Café is open from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Our Gift Shop is open from 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change.