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Family Science Day at the NAS Building

DecisionTown in the World of Genomics

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.

Free. Registration encouraged.


Welcome to DecisionTown in the World of Genomics - where your choices matter! Come visit our town to see how the decisions you make every day are influenced by science, engineering, and medicine.

Each stop in our town, more than 17 in all, offers a different activity centered on an issue facing DecisionTown as it plans for the future. Participate in fun, creative, and engaging hands-on activities for kids and adults, including a health-themed food court, an interactive weather station, a seed bank where you can learn about the connection between seeds and food with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, a courtroom where you can learn about eyewitness identification, a medical center where you can learn about DNA sequencing and personalized health, and much more! Complete several activities and become a DecisionTown Citizen at Town Hall!

Meet NAS President Marcia K. McNutt, the Mayor of DecisionTown. Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein will also make appearances!

This program is geared for ages 3 and up! Families and inquiring individuals of any age welcome! Registration is encouraged, but not required. Please register so that we can better accommodate you and your group. Free!

Transportation: The NAS Building is a 12-15 minute walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro. Several Capital Bikeshare docks are located nearby.

Brought to you by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois.

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