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Step into the (close-toed) shoes of a scientist and explore biology at this community-wide science event! Come to the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) on Berkeley campus to experience a range of activities designed for visitors of all ages. Discover the fascinating power of DNA, the instruction manual for life. Hear from scientists about the latest advancements in CRISPR genome editing technology. From the basic foundations of biology to current-edge research, there's something for everyone.
This event will be outside (under an awning if it rains) with a variety of hands-on science-themed activities and experiences:
Build a DNA model with candy
Play a CRISPR video game
Travel inside cells in virtual reality
Dress up in lab coats and take a photo
Make bracelets and necklaces with lab supplies
Extract DNA from strawberries
See proteins and DNA in augmented reality
Put on science-themed temporary tattoos