Genetics from A to T

Date: March 9-10 & 24 | 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Untangle the secrets stored in DNA’s double helix.

This experience is included in Museum admission

3d illustration of rotating DNA glowing molecule on blue background
3d illustration of rotating DNA glowing molecule on blue background
  • | 45 minute sessions
  • Explore More Me
  • Included in Admission
  • All age groups

Start your genetic exploration by examining DNA for yourself: isolate real DNA from a strawberry using laboratory tools.

Next, explore your inherited traits and test your tasting genes using PTC paper.

Finally, learn about DNA gel electrophoresis and how it can be used to solve crimes, identify genetic disorders, establish genetic ancestry, and match a DNA profile in a fictional crime!

Why Attend?

  • Discover your inherited traits and taste sensitivity through engaging experiments with PTC paper.
  • Gain insight into the powerful applications of DNA gel electrophoresis, from solving crimes to identifying genetic disorders and establishing ancestry.
  • Participate in a simulated crime scenario, where you’ll learn how DNA profiling is used to match suspects and solve mysteries.

This experience is included in Museum admission!

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