Who am I? What makes me unique? A new gallery at the Science Museum addresses these questions and more, with exhibits ranging from a cat with seven toes, to a chimpanzee’s brain, and models of the average UK man and woman.
I took a look around the Science Museum’s new Who Am I? gallery this morning and it was fascinating stuff.
I learnt how DNA profiling has allowed people track their ancestry with surprising results; how the latest scientific techniques can help repair people’s bodies; and that the human brain might be the most complex structure in the known universe!
The new gallery also looks at sleeping and dreaming, memory, intelligence, phobias, gender identity and ageing.
And on 30 June, there’s a chance to visit the Science Museum after hours, at a free evening event entitled The Science of You, where you can listen to expert speakers, dance to a silent disco, and play with hands-on exhibits normally reserved for kids.
Who Am I? opens at the Science Museum on 26 June 2010. Entry is free