DNA Helix at the Lawrence Hall of Science

DNA Helix at the Lawrence Hall of Science

by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted April 28, 2007 in DNA Fun, DNA in General

On my annual trip to the San Francisco Bay Area this month, I took my four-year-old to the Lawrence Hall of Science, part of the University of California, Berkeley. On the plaza, they have a huge DNA sculpture for kids to climb on and explore. (Click on the images to see a larger version.)

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Charles Brown has some amazing aerial views of the DNA sculpture taken by flying his camera on a kite!

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Comment by Brian Subscribed to comments via email

U.C. Davis has a huge double helix in their newest building (surrounded by a staircase). If I’m not mistaken, it actually codes for something, but I can’t remember what.

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Comment by Lisa

Hsien, this is so funny: I was just at the Lawrence Hall of Science a few weeks ago with my daughter and took a similar picture, although it was so foggy the helix looked like it was emerging from a cloud!


Brian: Found it! It’s a Roger Berry 1998 sculpture called Portrait of a DNA Sequence. Very pretty.

Lisa: Heavy symbolism there….


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