Zoo in You offers visitors fun, interactive ways to learn about the human body’s constant microbial companions, where they live, how diverse they are, and in what ways scientists are realizing just how important they are to overall health.
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Did you know trillions of microbes make their homes inside your body? In fact, these non-human organisms outnumber our human cells 10 to 1 and “colonize” us right from birth! Zoo in You offers visitors fun, interactive ways to learn about the human body’s constant microbial companions, where they live, how diverse they are, and in what ways scientists are realizing just how important they are to overall health.
Visitors come face to face with full-body microbial reflection at the Kinect-style Microbe Mirror and navigate a tilt-table maze to learn how a newborn baby is first colonized by microbes. Hands-on components with green screen technology let them give a “weather report” on the current conditions of their nose, mouth, gut, or skin. Whether it’s racing against the clock to reconstruct a DNA puzzle, peering into a microscope to see real preserved microbe specimens, or discovering the four major kinds of microbes (bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses) visitors get up close and personal with Zoo In You.
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