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The Molecularium

The Molecularium

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute presents the Molecularium™ show, Riding Snowflakes, a state-of-the-art, computer-generated planetarium show designed to spark young children’s interest in the atoms and molecules that constitute our world. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the show integrates advanced scientific simulations into an immersive educational animation. The Molecularium is part of the educational and outreach program of Rensselaer’s NSF-funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) for Directed Assembly of Nanostructures.

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