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A Crash Course in Genomics

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Suitcase Exhibition

A Crash Course in Genomics is a suitcase-sized exhibition that explores the world of genetics and genomics. With the help of interactive activities, colourful text panels, fun computer games and three-dimensional models, you will learn about your genome, find out what role proteins play and understand genetic mutations and heredity.

Don't miss your chance to discover all the fun that can be crammed into a single suitcase!


  • six bilingual graphic panels
  • portable computer with five games and one animation
  • two board games
  • one card-and-mirror game
  • two flipbooks
  • 3D animal cell model with key
  • 3D DNA model
  • programme and activity sheets
  • books

Annie Thérien © Canadian Museum of Nature


Space Requirements

  • the suitcase weighs less than 32 kg (70 lb.)
  • when set up, the contents occupy approximately two tabletops

Special Requirements

  • tables
  • security and environmental controls
  • active staff participation to organize and present programmes
  • TV and DVD


  • loan fee: $280 per month
  • insurance and shipping fees are extra


  • contact us to find out when this exhibition is available

Where to See It

To book this exhibition, or for more info:
Rachel Gervais
• rgervais@mus-nature.ca
• Tel: 613.566.4211
• Toll-free: 1.800.263.4433.

Previous Venues

  • Thompson, Manitoba
  • May 1, 2015 – May 31, 2015

  • Heritage North Museum

  • Georgetown, Ontario
  • May 15, 2013 – September 15, 2013

  • Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources (P.O.W.E.R.)

  • Blainville, Quebec
  • January 25, 2011 – February 25, 2011

  • Ville de Blainville

  • Peterborough, Ontario
  • June 1, 2010, to September 30, 2010

  • Peterborough Centennial Museum & Archives