Duration: 1 hour
Booking: Email with booking details
Cost: $5 per person
This tour is designed for adult community groups.
After meeting your guide at the concierge desk you will explore the ground floor interactive exhibition which includes four metre high LED screens showing fluorescent cell images which reflect the research within the Perkins building. A unique interactive experience can be found with our male and female MRI images featured across one wall of the foyer. As you move closer to the wall you will trigger a simulation of the scanning of the body and giving information about different parts of the body and related research.
- An original sample of mould used by Alexander Fleming to grow penicillin - signed by the revolutionary scientist himself!
- An interactive touch screen exploring research conducted at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Learn about the life-changing discoveries being made in your hometown.
- Take a walk down our 'information corridor' and discover historical highlights in medical research that led to the medicines we rely on today.