Molecular Playground at the Springfield Museums

Molecular Playground: Architectural Scale Interactive Molecules at the Springfield Museums

Have you ever reached out and touched a protein molecule? How about a single particle of the flu vaccine? Now you can at the Springfield Museums at a new exhibit called the Molecular Playground! The exhibit was designed partially by UMass chemistry professor Craig Martin, and teaches visitors about molecular shape and structure as well as an appreciation for molecules as both artistically beautiful and scientifically fascinating. The interactive exhibit is great for all ages– parents included!- and is a great way to introduce kids to chemistry. For information on admission and hours, visit

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