NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future. NanoDays events are organized by participants in the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network and take place at over 250 science museums, research centers, and universities across the country from Puerto Rico to Hawaii. NanoDays engages people of all ages in learning about this emerging field of science, which holds the promise of developing revolutionary materials and technologies.
While several communities conducted NanoDays events in prior years, the first nationwide week of events took place in 2008 with more than 100 institutions participating. This has grown to more than 250 events over the past years.
NISE Network no longer creating new NanoDays kits
The NISE Network is no longer creating and distributing new NanoDays kits; the last kit we created was in 2015. We encourage you to hold NanoDays events and use NanoDays materials year-round. You can download digital kit materials from the 2015 kit as well as an archive of past years.
NanoDays has grown into a nationwide festival engaging the public in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology – with events taking place at over 250 science museums, research centers, and universities across the country from Puerto Rico to Hawaii. We hope you continue to hold NanoDays events and to use NanoDays materials year-round in ways that enhances your educational programming, meets your institution’s needs, and above all, engages your visitors in fun, hands-on science for years to come.
NanoDays future dates: (last weekend in March - first weekend in April)
To help in continuing these efforts, we’ve provided future dates for NanoDays:
2016: March 26-April 3
2017: March 25-April 2
2018: March 31-April 8
2019: March 30-April 7
2020: March 28-April 5
NanoDays kits and training videos:
- Archive of past NanoDays kits and participants
- NanoDays 2015 physical kit contents
- NanoDays 2015 digital kit is available for download.
- NanoDays training videos on Vimeo
- All NanoDays educational products on the website
Need help marketing your NanoDays events?
Check out our Promotional Materials, and see our NanoDays Promotional Video
- NanoDays: A NISE Network Guide to Creating Activity Kits, Building Communities, and Inspiring Learning
- NISE Network Program Development A Guide to Creating Effective Learning Experiences for Public Audiences
Alex Fiorentino, former NISE Net programs team member and Museum of Science Boston Education Associate, sent us this clip of his NanoDays song. Enjoy!