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Genome: Unlocking Life's Code

May 21, 2016 to September 5, 2016


This exhibit is now closed.
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Read about special activities related to closing weekend. The exhibit closes at 5 p.m. on Labor Day. 

Unravel the mysteries inside all of us!

Do you have your mother’s dimples? Or your father’s hairline? What is it about us that makes us us? How does it connect us to all living things on Earth? 

Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code explores the mysteries behind the genome—the complete set of instructions all living things need to grow and function. In this high-tech, high-impact exhibition, you can: 

  • Find out how your genome reveals your ancestral past
  • Investigate the cutting-edge genomic research that will revolutionize health care
  • Add yourself to a genetic Trait Tree created by our community
  • Participate in hands-on activities and meet local scientists in the Genome Zone 

Come discover the genomic revolution and what it will mean for YOU at the Natural History Museum of Utah. 

Genome: Unlocking Life's Code was 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.