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Family Science Day at the NAS Building: DecisionTown in the World of Genomics


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 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.

Start Date: 4/13/2019 10:00 AM

End Date: 4/13/2019 04:00 PM (EST)

Agenda: NA

Supporting File(s): NA

Biology and Life Sciences
Earth Sciences
Engineering and Technology
Environment and Environmental Studies
Food and Nutrition
Health and Medicine

Event Location On-Site:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418

Event Location Off-Site:

2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC, 20418

Contact Name: Alana Quinn
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (202) 334-2415

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