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Science Museum of Virginia Presents "RACE: Are We So Different"

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Featured is a news clip of a debate between the editor of the local newspaper and Martin Luther King Jr. regarding the justification for sit-ins. The exhibit includes the actual lunch counter from the Woolworth's store where Richmond's first sit-in was held in 1961.

To convey the concepts of the exhibit to younger children, the actors of the Carpenter Science Theater Company will present a puppet show with characters of different colors. There is also an on-site science demonstration, "It's in the Genes," that will introduce aspects of genetics, heredity and the influence of environmental factors on organisms.

FAMILY CULTURAL SATURDAYS

Throughout the duration of the "RACE" exhibit, the museum will host a series of Family Cultural Saturday festivities featuring the dance, music and song, arts and crafts, and foods of various cultures.

This Saturday's event will include presentations by performing artist Teja Arboleda, who blends humor with a message of the unity of humankind; Chickahominy tribe Chief Stephen R. Adkins; and the Chickahominy Dancers. The following Saturday, Feb. 4, will feature performances by a variety of musicians, drummers and singers.

Collette Caprara is a local writer and artist.


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What: "RACE: Are We So Different?" exhibit

Where: Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond

When: Jan. 28 through April 29

Cost: $10 for ages 4-12 and over 60; $11 ages 13-59. The RACE exhibit and Family Cultural Saturday presentations and performances are included with the price of admission. Special group rates and facilitated discussions are available for school classes and home-school groups. Info: 804/864-1400; smv.org