QR Codes

A "QR Code" is a matrix barcode that is readable by mobile phones with a camera as well as smartphones.  The code consists of black, or colored, modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background.

The Institute of Science has encoded its QR codes with relevant information on an ever increasing number of its exhibits, planetarium posters, and more.

QR code readers are free apps available for iPhones, android based phones as well as the blackberry line of phones.  Popular options include NeoReader for the iPhone, Barcode Scanner for Android phones, and BeeTagg for the Blackberry.


Here are some of the QR links for our exhibit The Story of Us.

Get data about our world’s countries and their populations:
http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/

Learn more about world religions:
http://www.religionfacts.com/

Learn more about how people first came to the Americas:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleo-Indians

Learn more about Native Americans and their rich cultures:
http://www.nmai.si.edu/

Learn more about the totem poles of northwestern North America:
http://content.lib.washington.edu/aipnw/wright.html