GENOME: The Secret of How Life Works

Genome The Secret of How Life Works

“GENOME: The Secret of How Life Works” is a national traveling museum exhibit that provides an interactive and accessible look at the human genome.

The exhibit will answer common questions and correct frequently-held misconceptions that surround the human genome, tackling topics such as genetic predetermination, the nature of mutations and the very slight differences in genetic material that separate one human being from another.

The 5,000-square-foot exhibit explores the human genome—a person’s entire set of genes—and explains the secret codes that make us who we are and that influence who we might become. “GENOME” uses interactive displays, visually-rich environments and family-friendly activities to reveal the mysteries of our genes, delineate the last two centuries of discovery and unravel the implications of gene therapy for the future of medical science and healthcare. The exhibit premiere coincided with 2003’s 50th anniversary of the modeling of the DNA double helix structure.

“GENOME” is made possible by Pfizer Inc and was produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research.

Content Collaborators:
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research

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Past Venues:
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Academy of Natural Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, Florida
The New Detroit Science Center, Detroit, Michigan
Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
HealthSpace Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA
Museo Tecnologico, Mexico City, Mexico
New York Hall of Science, New York, New York
Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, New York
St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, Missouri
McGovern Museum of Health & Sciences, Houston, Texas
Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida
Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, Michigan
International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, Texas
Lynx Exhibits El Paso, Texas
Museo Tecnologico, Mexico City
Reina Torres de Arauz Museum, Panama City, Panama
George Bush Library, College Station, Texas
Elliott Museum, Stuart, Florida

Lease Information: 
Call Christi Klingelhefer at 210-599-0045.