RACE: Are We So Different?
On Exhibition September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014
In the fall of 2013, Pacific Science Center will host the exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? This exhibition was developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota in collaboration with the American Anthropological Association. Since its original run in 2007, RACE has sparked conversation and contemplation at institutions in over 25 cities all across the United States. By deconstructing historical, scientific and social ideas of race, the exhibit helps guests understand what race is and more importantly, what race is not. It accomplishes this by focusing on three main themes: the everyday experience of race, the history of the idea of race in the United States and the science that is challenging some commonly held ideas about race.
Contemporary scientific understandings of race and human variation are more complex than most people realize. RACE provides an informative starting point for guests to re-evaluate their own beliefs and their everyday experiences through hard scientific data, compelling personal stories and hands-on activities that creatively challenge guests to "see" through a different lens.
Seattle and the greater metropolitan area is a uniquely diverse place with its own rich history and set of racial and cultural storylines. As the exhibit will show, racial identity goes far beyond the confined spectrum of black and white. As a proud Seattle institution and a trusted community resource, this is an incredible opportunity for Pacific Science Center to help encourage broad discussion by embracing Seattle's rich cultural diversity through the lens of science.
Bring Your Group
RACE: Are We So Different? offers employers, educators, and community leaders a unique opportunity to start discussions about cultural perceptions. Whether you are looking to plan a visit during the day with a small group or a large-scale reception with private exhibit access, don’t miss this chance to engage your group with this experience.
For information about planning a private event for RACE: Are We So Different? click here or contact our Events Department at (206) 443-2387.
For information about special group rates and to book your group's visit, click here or contact our Sales Department at (206) 443-3611. To book a school group field trip, call (206) 443-2925.
This guide prepared by the Science Museum of Minnesota and American Anthropological Association provides high school and middle school educators with a preview and guide to the exhibition and key content discussion topics.
Teacher's Guide For High School
This in-depth guide to the RACE project was produced by the American Anthropological Association and provides exceptional information for high school teachers and students for learning about race in the classroom.
Teacher's Guide For Middle School
This in-depth guide to the RACE project was produced by the American Anthropological Association and provides exceptional information for middle school teachers and students for learning about race in the classroom.
This in-depth guide to the RACE project was produced by the American Anthropological Association and provides exceptional information for discussing race at home.
RACE Guest Discussion Guide
This supplemental guide to the exhibition, prepared by the Science Museum of Minnesota and American Anthropological Association, offers discussion topics and questions for our guests.
This exhibit is fully ADA accessible.
RACE is a Project of the American Anthropological Association. Funded by Ford Foundation & National Science Foundation.
Photos courtesy of American Anthropological Association and Science Museum of Minnesota.