Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy

We are one of the few, if not only spaces in the nation that operate, maintain and provide access to a scanning electron microscope while simultaneously providing an informal and approachable environment around tools of this caliber.

In our outreach and popup events, we bring advanced, interactive optical microscopy to maker faires, schools, libraries and anywhere else where those who are curious can experience these microscopic worlds teeming with life in samples of Chicago’s pond waters.