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Formation2017; 7 years ago (2017)
  • Amanda Schochet
  • Charles Philipp
TypeNon-profit organizations
ProductsBuilds six-foot-tall museums

MICRO is a non-profit organization that builds six-foot-tall museums that are installed in public spaces like transit hubs, community centers, and hospital waiting rooms.[1][2] Each museum explores one topic through holograms, videos, and 3D printed miniature sculptures.[3][4]

MICRO currently has two museums on view, the Smallest Mollusk Museum, and the Perpetual Motion Museum.[5][6]


MICRO was founded by scientist Amanda Schochet and producer Charles Philipp in 2017.[7][8][9] Before founding MICRO, Schochet was a computational ecologist and researcher for NASA and the Smithsonian, and Phillipp produced for TV networks.[10][11]

MICRO’s first museum, the Smallest Mollusk Museum, launched publicly in late October 2017.[5] This museum shares the history and science of mollusks, marine dwelling invertebrates. The second MICRO museum is a physics and engineering museum, the Perpetual Motion Museum, which explores energy and humanity’s fascination with a hypothetical perpetual motion machine.[12][13]


Lincoln Medical Center[14], Bronx Family Courts, LinkedIn Building, Brooklyn Public Library[15][16], Ronald McDonald House NY[3], Bellevue Hospital in Kips Bay, Ace Hotel, Rockefeller Center Concourse[17], the Brooklyn Navy Yards, Pioneer Works in Red Hook, and Governors Island.

In the media



  1. Kaplan, Sarah (November 28, 2017). "The creators of the world's smallest mollusk museum have giant ambitions". The Washington Post.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "Putting Miniature Museums Where You Are Likely To See Them". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "MICRO Museum: the World's Smallest Museum Arrives at NYC's Ronald McDonald House". Untapped New York. 2017-12-19. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  4. "The Smallest Mollusk Museum Brings Science Education to Unexpected Places". Hyperallergic. 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Micro mollusk museum on display inside the Brooklyn Public Library". www.ny1.com. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  6. "MICRO Museum Creators Have Big Plans for Bringing Science to the Masses". Observer. 2017-12-26. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  7. "A Museum Designed for City Life Debuts". nextcity.org. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  8. "Taking Museums to Where the People Are". American Alliance of Museums. 2018-05-22. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  9. "A New Trend of Micro Museums Is Making Science Portable". Goodnet. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  10. Schochet, Amanda. "Transcript of "How bumble bees inspired a network of tiny museums"". www.ted.com. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  11. "How 'micro museums' are spreading the love of science to everyone". Upworthy. 2018-11-06. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  12. "MICRO Museum: the World's Smallest Museum Arrives at NYC's Ronald McDonald House". Untapped New York. 2017-12-19. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  13. "3D Printed Octopus Brain Part of Tiny Museum Exhibit". 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing. 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  14. "Smallest Mollusk Museum comes to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln". amsterdamnews.com. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  15. November 14, Meaghan McGoldrick • (2017-11-14). "Brooklyn Public Library now home to world's smallest mollusk museum". The Brooklyn Home Reporter. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  16. Nov 14, Hannah Frishberg-; 2017 0 (2017-11-14). "'Tiny science museum' takes up residence in Brooklyn Public Library's lobby". Brokelyn. Retrieved 2020-06-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  17. "The Smallest Mollusk Museum comes to Rock Center in April @rockcenter #RockCenter". NYC Single Mom. 2018-04-04. Retrieved 2020-06-28.

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