Included in General Admission | Immerse yourself in a high-tech and interactive environment that captures the revolutionary nature of genomic science! Explore the human genome and the role genomics plays in life, from the fascinating diversity of living things to the archaeological and fossil evidence that is helping answer questions about human ancestry. Plus, learn how the future of genomic medicine is changing the ways we combat genetic illnesses, personalize healthcare, and even stop deadly epidemics.
Appropriate for ages five and older, cutting-edge interactives, 3D models, custom animations and engaging videos bring the topic to life, examining both the benefits and the challenges that genomics presents to modern society.
And we're not stopping at the exhibition. From crafting DNA bracelets to Reel Science presentations, additional programming this fall will help inspire audiences and further their understanding of genomic science and the profound impact it has on our everyday lives. What can you expect?
Life Lab: Activities and Meet a Scientist
Labs for Schools: Introduction to Biology, DNA Demystified, If The Genes Fit
Science Pub Portland: Cancer Genome with Dr. Christoper Corless, MD, PhD, Medical Director of the Cancer Pathology Share Resource at OHSU
Science Pub Hollywood: Deep Sea Hotsprings with Anna-Louise Reysenback, PhD, Professor of Microbiology in the Biology Department at PSU
Reel Science: The Fly Room, Gattaca
Hosting Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code is done in collaboration with Portland State University (PSU) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).
Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code is an exhibit developed and produced by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the National Institutes for Health's National Human Genome Research Institute in association with Science North.