nanoZone

Topic: Physical Sciences Subtopic: Other

Case Study

of an Exhibition

by Darrell Porcello

Published on June 13, 2007

  • Description and goals

    The nanoZone is both a website and an exhibition at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science. The exhibition introduces basic nanoscale and state-of-the-art nanotechnology science to an 8 to 14-year-old audience. Content focuses on the smallness of a nanometer, scientists as people, applications, and links between nanotechnology and nature. Nanozone educates visitors about the top scientists in the field by making their work accessible in ways kids can understand.

    In the nanoZone at the Lawrence Hall of Science you will find:
    Hands-on exhibits
    Computer interactives
    Live demonstrations
    Informational videos
    Animations
    Facilitated activities

  • Development process and challenges

    see http://nanozone.org/museum.htm or attached NanozoneFrontEndResearch.pdf

  • Lessons learned, mistakes we made (and what we did about them)

    see http://nanozone.org/museum.htm or attached NanozoneLessonsLearned.pdf

  • Exhibition Opened: August 2004

  • Exhibition Still Open!

  • Traveling Exhibition: No

  • Location: Berkeley, CA, United States

  • Estimated Cost: $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 (US)

  • Size: 3,000 to 5,000

  • NSF Funding: Yes, Grant No. ESI-0206377

  • Other funding source(s): Hedco Foundation, Ehrman Foundation

  • Website(s):  http://nanozone.org

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