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New ‘Cellular Journey’ Exhibit At the Fleet Science Center

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

February 15, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA– “Cellular Journey” is the Fleet’s all-new hands on exhibition made possible by the Life Technologies Foundation. The exhibit, opening on Saturday, March 19, 2011, will expand visitor’s knowledge and appreciation of human cell biology, the importance of stem cells and the potential impact of stems cells on medical research in the fields of regenerative and personalized medicine.

Interactive exhibit features include “Journey Inside a Cell,” which will lead the viewer through an informative and graphically exciting survey of the structural design of a human cell, examining the variety of cell structures and functions most common associated with cell function.

You can use a microscope at the “From Tissues to Cells” exhibit to examine various human tissue samples. You’ll learn about four different types of tissues – epithelial, connective, muscle and nerve – and how they each carry out a specific function.

The “You are a Scientist” exhibit will include interactives that will simulate stem cell research where visitors can try and secure a stem cell, and move the cell to a “petri dish”.

*This exhibition is ongoing and will be added to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s permanent collection.