February 23, 2016

The Salk Institute to Open its Doors on April 16th for the 4th Annual Explore Salk, a Free Community Open House

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The Salk Institute to open its doors on April 16th for the 4th annual Explore Salk, a free community open house

The Salk Institute will open its doors to the public Saturday, April 16 for the fourth annual Explore Salk, the Institute’s once-a-year community open house. In addition to guided lab tours and science booths, this year’s event features a talk by Salk’s new president, Nobel laureate Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, titled “Don’t Cell Yourself Short.”

Family-friendly activities include a Kids’ Discovery Zone, a mobile science lab with hands-on experiments and a virtual lab tour with a Q&A session for preteens interested in pursuing a career in science. In addition to a general lab tour, there is a small group, hands-on lab tour. This is a great opportunity for guests who want a more in-depth experience and the chance to ask questions of the researchers. There is a $25 materials fee per person and preregistration is required. Participants for lab tours must be 16 years of age or older. Click here to register to attend a lab tour»

In addition to Dr. Blackburn’s talk, distinguished Salk researcher Dr. Satchidananda Panda will give a talk titled “Healthy Life Around the Clock: One Click at a Time.” In his research, Dr. Panda explores the genes, molecules and cells that keep the body on the same circadian clock. The day’s events also include two screenings of Robert Redford’s short film Cathedrals of Culture, which features the architecture of the Salk Institute. The film is one of six short films about the soul of buildings.

Explore Salk begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Admission is free, but online preregistration is required for the lab tours. For complete details about the day’s schedule, visit www.salk.edu/exploresalk or call (858) 597-0657.

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