***POSTPONED UNTIL NOV 10 DUE TO PGE SHUTOFF***
Step into the (close-toed) shoes of a scientist and explore biology at this community-wide science event!
Come visit us 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 cutting-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 jewelry with lab supplies
- Extract DNA from strawberries
- Play around with proteins and DNA in augmented reality
- Put on science-themed temporary tattoos
- Lots more!
Meet real scientists and tour real research labs! Please note that we have strict rules about lab tours:
Eventbrite registration does NOT guarantee entry. Tours will begin at 11:20 am and happen every 20 minutes. Space is limited, so arrive early to reserve your spot. Only visitors aged 9 and older are allowed to participate. Close-toed shoes and long pants are required.
Please RSVP on Eventbrite so we can get an accurate headcount.
This event is part of the Bay Area Science Festival.
Parking: Street parking is typically available around the area, with paid meters and free 1- and 2-hr spots. We are conveniently located a few blocks from Downtown Berkeley BART.
We strive to make our events accessible and inclusive. The Innovative Genomics Institute Building is ADA compliant, and has a lactation room that visitors can use. For disability accommodation information and requests and/or access to the lactation room, please contact Kristy Nordahl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-664-7110.