The Health Museum to Open Zoo in You Exhibit on June 10
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The Health Museum to Open Zoo in You Exhibit on June 10

June 02 2023

Trillions of microbes make their homes inside our bodies, and The Health Museum will introduce you to them! Opening Saturday, June 10, 2023, The Health Museum’s newest exhibit, “Zoo in You,” allows guests of all ages to explore this fascinating and complex world inside us that is our microbiome—a dynamic, adaptable, and delicately balanced ecosystem much like any other found in nature.

At “Zoo in You,” guests can learn who our constant microbial companions are, where they live, how diverse they are, and in what ways scientists are discovering just how important they are to our personal health. Visitors are invited to explore this vibrant world of our inner microorganisms through engaging, interactive, and bilingual exhibits and programs. “Zoo in You” was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

In the heart of Houston, The Health Museum inspires passion and curiosity in health, the medical sciences and the human body. With over 2.5 million visitors, The Health Museum is the most interactive and popular science learning center of its kind and a favorite among Houstonians. The Health Museum is committed to excellence in innovative and interactive health and science educational experiences such as a larger than life journey through the human body, real organ dissections, science mini-classes and mini-med schools, health fairs and community outreach, family science labs, summer camps and more.

In addition to their permanent exhibits, the Amazing Body Gallery and the world-class DeBakey Cell Lab, other attractions include the McGovern Theater, the Sue Trammell Whitfield Gallery for traveling exhibitions, and four Learning Centers for classes, camps, and activities. The museum offers affordable membership rates for individuals and families. Visitors enjoy shopping for unique gifts at the museum's Amazing Body Store.

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Source: The Health Museum

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