Nikon Small World Exhibit

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The Nikon Small World Exhibit is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. Each year, the exhibit travels throughout North America at selected museums and centers for science.

While the physical exhibit space at the Marine Biological Laboratory is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are pleased to provide you with a virtual ticket to the Small World Exhibit and a glimpse into a world that most have never seen—the intersection of art and science as viewed through the lens of a microscope.

This year’s exhibit is particularly special as the 1st place image of a turtle embryo and the 19th place octopus embryo were each captured in the MBL Embryology course.

You may also view a slideshow of the exhibit by clicking here.