RACE: Are We So Different?

The Science Museum is committed to creating a more equitable and inclusive world. In RACE: Are We So Different?, you can examine our shared history and current reality. Understanding the past, acknowledging harm, and joining the conversation are the first steps toward a fairer future. Join us!

Discover what’s new with RACE: Are We So Different?

A crowd of people.

We’re one human family

Each of us represents a unique combination of genes, environment, and experiences. But we’re much more alike than we think because of our common ancestry. Trace the human migration out of Africa and explore the evidence that allows scientists to recreate this journey.

A handcuffed man.

Prison system disparities

While Americans are only about 4% of the world’s population, the US is home to about a quarter of the world’s prisoners—prisoners who are disproportionately people of color. Racism helped create this disparity. Question yourself honestly and see where your biases might lie.

The Minneapolis skyline from Prospect Park.

Minnesota nice? 

Deeply entrenched patterns of segregation and discrimination disadvantage people of color when it comes to health, wealth, education, or contact with the criminal justice system in Minnesota. Learn more from individuals in your own neighborhoods and communities.

Reflections on the exhibit

Join featured guests as they explore RACE: Are We So Different? See the exhibition through a variety of personal lenses.