Join scientist David Belnap from the University of Utah, who studies the structure of viruses. Discover for yourself how diverse viruses can be despite infecting every living thing on the planet.
See some of the distinct shapes viruses have, as imaged in two dimensions on an electron microscope. Look at examples of three-dimensional structures on computers and remotely link to an electron microscope. Build your own symmetric virus shell with magnetic model kits.
Scientist in the Spotlight is held on the first and third Friday of each month from 2 p.m.–4 p.m. The program allows Museum guests to meet real scientists and discuss their research. See link below for additional scientists in the series.
$14.95/Adults; $12.95/Seniors 65 and Over; $12.95/Young Adults 13-24; $9.95/Children 3-12; Free/Children 2 and Under, Museum Members and University of Utah Students, Faculty and Staff with Valid ID