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

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National Academy of Sciences

2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20418

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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 medical center focused on DNA sequencing and personalized health
  • A courtroom that tests participants' ability to be accurate eyewitnesses
  • A patent office to make and register inventions
  • A seed vault with fun activities organized by the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
  • An educational and entertaining laser light show featuring great scientific achievements, and much more!

Complete several activities and become a DecisionTown Citizen at Town Hall and recieve special giveaway prizes!

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.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine. The Academies operate under an 1863 congressional charter to the National Academy of Sciences, signed by President Lincoln. The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois is joining NAS in organizing Family Day.

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