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Genome: Unlocking Life's Code

Description: Opened June 14, 2013 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.; tour begins September 2014. Developed and produced by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute in association with Science North. Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code 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, and replicas, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code will reveal the thrilling nature of genomic science and what it means to us as humans. Genome: Unlocking Life’s Codegoes beyond the traditional museum experience to give visitors a new way of looking at themselves as individuals, as members of a family, and as part of the diversity of life on our planet. From the moment visitors enter the hall, they will find themselves in a high-tech, high-intensity environment that communicates the compelling world of genome science. "I am gratified by the partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the National Institutes of Health that so engages and educates the public with this fascinating exhibition.”
Category: Science & Technology
Primarily Consists Of: Hands-On Activities
Cost: $29,500 USD + (in-bound shipping)
Size: 3,000 sq ft
Venue Length: 3 months
Availability: Summer 2019
Special Requirements: Minimum ceiling height of 10 ft (3.04 m), Electricity, Internet.
Previous Venues: National Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Washington, DC Reuben H Fleet Science Center - San Diego, CA The Tech Museum of Innovation - San Jose, CA St. Louis Science Center - St. Louis, MO Oregon Museum of Science & Industry - Portland, OR Discovery World Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI Natural History Museum of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT Exploration Place - Wichita, KS Peoria Riverfront Museum - Peoria, IL Health Museum - Houston, TX
- Science North - Sudbury, ON
- Rochester Museum and Science Center - Rochester, NY
- Rochester Art Center, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine - Rochester, MN
- Orange County Regional History Center - Orlando, FL
- McWane Science Center - Birmingham, AL
- Turtle Bay Exploration Park - Redding, CA
- Museum of Science and History - Jacksonville, FL
Organization: Science North
Contact: Maggie Sheehan
Address: 100 Ramsey Lake Rd., Sudbury, P3E 5S9 Canada
Phone: 1 705 522 3701 ext 308
Fax: 1 705 522 4306
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