Free Family Days

We are excited for our upcoming Free Family Days on July 14th and August 11th which will provide fun and interactive activities, exposing children to science and art with a focus on the human genome! Skip the check-in line by registering in advance on Eventbrite. You can stay connected with updates by joining the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, July 14th | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | DNA from Strawberries!

Special Presentation | 2:00 PM | Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D. | The Human Microbiome: You are Never Alone

This is a short interactive event depicting the evolution of our life long relationship with our microbes from the moment we are born and into adulthood. Visitors will experience a new look into microbes and how important some of them are in protecting us from sickness and unfriendly microbe encounters.

Saturday, August 11th | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Self-portrait art & DNA coloring sheets

Special Presentation | 2:00 PM | Kelsey Metzger | Science Storytime about genetics, inheritance, families

Wednesdays | 6:00 – 6:30 PM

Two books will be featured throughout this series: The Story Within by Amy Boesky and Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics by Phillip R. Reilly.

Join us for all or just a night or two! Books can be reserved at the Rochester Public Library or you can purchase your own copy! To be part of the club you can read the whole book or just parts you are interested in. After the book club join us for RAC Chats located on the main level in the Grand Lobby. Although registration is not required it is encouraged.

More information here.

Wednesdays | 6:30 – 8:00 PM

RAC Chats exposes individuals to a wide range of experiences through artistic, creative and scientific expression of the genomic sciences. Come chat with scientific experts, as well as, local and nationally renowned artists.

Registration is FREE! Follow the link and choose which day(s) you will attend:

More information here.

Tuesdays | 9:00 – 11:00 AM

SMArt sessions will focus on genomics in healthcare related to aging and medications.

More information here.