It’s a simple truth. People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community strength and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. The idea of “race” has been used historically to describe these differences and justify mistreatment of people and even genocide. Today, contemporary scientific understanding of human variation is beginning to challenge “racial” differences, and even question the very concept of race. RACE: Are We So Different?, developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration  with the Science Museum of Minnesota, is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.

Lead sponsorship of this exhibition is provided by The Sherwood Foundation. Additional sponsorship support provided by the Conagra Brands Foundation.

Upcoming dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Saturday, September 28th, 2019, repeated every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Saturday, November 30, 2019 — all day
  • Starting Sunday, December 1st, 2019, repeats every day until Sunday, January 05, 2020 — all day

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