Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code
JANUARY 18, 2020 — MAY 10, 2020
A traveling exhibition that examines the complexities of the genome — the complete set of genetic or hereditary material of a living organism — and chronicles the remarkable breakthroughs that have taken place since the completion of the Human Genome Project more than a decade ago. With cutting-edge interactives, 3D models, custom animations and engaging videos of real-life stories, the exhibition examines both the benefits and the challenges that genomics presents to modern society.
From the moment you enter the exhibition, you will find yourself immersed in an interactive, futuristic environment that communicates the revolutionary nature of genomics. The exhibition gives you a window into genomes that provides new ways of looking at yourself as an individual, as a member of a family and a species, and as part of the diversity of life on Earth.
Timucuan Parks Foundation: Celebrate and Explore Our Wilderness Parks
OCTOBER 29, 2019 — MAY 31, 2020
This exhibition, organized by the Timucuan Parks Foundation, marks the Foundation’s 20th anniversary. Through original art, illustrated text panels, wildlife cutouts, and an exciting new video production, the exhibit discusses the creation of the nation’s largest urban park system and the role that system plays in Jacksonville’s identity and sense of well-being. The exhibit includes four new paintings by artist Kathy Stark and a new video featuring drone footage captured by Tom Schifanella and photographs taken by Will Dickey. Also included is a map by Kathy Stark of the various preservation parks in northeast Florida.