“Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” immerses visitors in a high-tech environment that captures the revolutionary nature of genomic science. The 4,400-square foot exhibition, which opened June 14, 2013 at the National Mall, is the product of a partnership between the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). After a year at NMNH, the exhibition began to travel to science venues in other states and countries, extending its reach to an even broader audience.
The exhibition focuses on several areas of genomic science:
Throughout the exhibit, Genomics and Society confronts the ethical, legal, and social concerns raised by advances in genomic science.
Beyond the main exhibit, the NMNH has developed a “Genome Zone,” where hands-on activities and participation are available to the young and young at heart.