MANCHESTER, NH – On Monday, August 20, 2018 SEE Science Center in Manchester will load in a new exhibit focused on the wonders of the human genome. The exhibit is so large it will be hoisted into the building through a large third-story opening on the Commercial Street side of the building. This exhibit will open up numerous learning opportunities to explore the secret of how life works. The exhibit answers common questions that surround the human genome, tackling topics such as genetic predetermination, the nature of mutations and the very slight differences in genetic material that separate one human being from another.
This exhibit is brought to Manchester through a grant that SEE Science Center’s operations director, Peter Gustafson, won through the NH Charitable Foundation’s Entrepreneurs’ Fund, a generous gift from the Hitchcock Family and the Community Development Finance Authority’s Tax Credit program. This is the first of many enhancements and new exhibits coming to SEE Science Center in the next year.
“This new exhibit opens up a real opportunity for us to share a whole new dimension of science with our visitors. The timing is especially right as our neighbors – ARMI (Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute) are doing dynamic, transformative work that will have a tremendous impact on our future, said Executive Director, Susan Howland. “SEE is working to collaborate with ARMI partners to educate and inspire young people to strive for the many career opportunities that this new regenerative manufacturing industry is creating.”
The Genome Exhibit uses interactive displays, visually-rich environments and family-friendly activities to reveal the mysteries of our genes, delineate the last two centuries of discovery and unravel the implications of gene therapy for the future of medical science and healthcare.
- First truck arrives 9 a.m.
- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Load in to SEE Science Center
- Second truck arrives 1 p.m.
- 4 p.m. Load in complete
The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10 a.m.