The Children's Museum of Science and Technology reopens in Troy on Saturday with the installation of a new Nano exhibit. Our Brooke Selby has more on this new addition that was made possible through a partnership with the UAlbany College of NANO Science and Engineering.
TROY, N.Y. -- CMOST reopens with a kaleidoscope of STEM related exhibits, and installations to satisfy the curiosity in all of us.
"We've brought in some brand new exhibits for kids to explore, and get all hands-on with," said Laurie Miedema, Director of Operations.
One exhibit in particular is already getting a lot of attention.
"I was actually very excited to see the CMOST Nano technology exhibit today," Sara Fisk, a local parent.
The exhibit is one of the only few like it in the country and will be a permanent fixture at CMOST. Introducing kids to Nanoscience doesn't have to be in college, and as a matter of fact, this exhibit allows children of all ages to be introduced to it.
The Nano installation is unique because visitors can be build carbon nanotubes, use their spy skills to find Nano items, and spin disks to compare the effects of static electricity and gravity. In addition to the Nano installation, our own YNN green screen is part of the action. Visitors can learn how to forecast the weather and see themselves broadcast on television.
"CMOST is the best museum, and you can touch everything and just touch everything, and do the weather station," said Jason Horne, a local student.