Contact The NJ State Museum
Mailing Address:
NJ State Museum
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625

Museum & Auditorium Galleries:
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ

Tel: (609) 292-6464 (recorded message)

Collection Exhibitions


On extended view
Main Building - 2nd Floor Gallery

Imagine & discover a world you can’t see!

Nano is an interactive exhibition that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce some real world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this new technology.

Visitors can play with magnets to explore how materials behave differently at different sizes; use foam construction pieces to make a large model of a tiny structure called a carbon nanotube; listen, look, and touch to discover nano all around you; and take on the challenge of trying to create a stable nano.

The exhibit is made possible by the Princeton Center for Complex Materials in partnership with the Princeton Public Library and the NJ State Museum.

For more information about nano, visit