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Genome:  Unlocking Life’s Code

June 12 – September 11, 2017

DNA literally is the 'stuff of life' - it is the set of instructions for making everything from you to zebras, strawberries, and even yeast. Understanding what the language of DNA means will revolutionize your understanding of yourself, your health, and your connections to life on Earth.

 

GENOME: Unlocking Life's Code will take visitors deep inside their own bodies to explore the mysteries of the human genome. They will learn what genomic science tells us about human disease, where we fit into the natural world, and how humans populated the world.

 

Through physical and computer interactives, media experiences, specimens and artifacts, replicas, GENOME: Unlocking Life's Code will reveal the thrilling nature of genomic science and what it means to us as humans.

 

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My son learned about DNA, bodily functions and fingerprints. These are all items than he has not fully learned in school.

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Museum camps enabled my grandchild to learn many facts about the brain and have a hands-on experience. She also made new friends. A good way to start summer vacation.

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Well organized, Safe environment, nice staff. The kids learned a lot of new information about the human body and loved visiting the exhibits.

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