july, 2018

This is a repeating event

31julAll DayZoo in You Exhibit at GRPM


Event Details

Exhibit runs until September 2!

Discover how wild it is inside the human body! Zoo in You: Microbes allows visitors to explore the fascinating and complex world that the trillions of microbes populate inside us. Enter a microscopic level through interactive and engaging exhibits like:

  • Meet the Microbes
    Go on an interactive journey to learn all about the four major types of microbes that live in and on us! From bacteria to archaea, fungi to viruses, these tiny non-human organisms outnumber our human cells ten to one. Through hands-on activities, learn about “good” microbes, watch how our microbiome reacts to every day occurrences, and manipulate a marble maze to learn how a newborn baby is first colonized by microbes.
  • Our Complex Ecosystems
    Delve deeper into the lives of microbes with green screen technology to get a “weather report” on the climate conditions of your nose, mouth, gut or skin, and a touch-screen video game that challenges guests to keep gut microbes in balance. Adults and kids alike are invited to explore the eye-opening hand “washing” station to observe just how long it takes to be free of germs.
  • Exploring Our Microbiome
    Get up close and personal with microbes as they answer tough questions and use a microscope to examine real preserved specimens. Build your own viruses using puzzle pieces, assemble DNA strands as quickly as possible, and even try your hand at matching DNA patterns to the correct microbes. Plus, a unique photo opportunity allows you to imagine what they would look like as a microbe.

*FREE with museum admission!



All Day (Tuesday)


Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids

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