THEM

You are a dynamic landscape inhabited by millions of evolving organisms that rely on you for survival…and your survival depends on THEM.

THEM gives visitors an inside look at the plethora of microbes that live in and on the human body, providing visitors with a better appreciation for and understanding of these inhabitants. An exotic, alien landscape approach will immerse visitors in this normally unseen world and allow them an insider’s view of a number of the habitats within their body. Exhibit components will engage visitors gently and will inspire them to learn and understand more about the unseen world of their own bodies and all that lives there.

 

There are three major concept areas in THEM:

 

WORLDS WITHIN US & BIODIVERSITY

This section will introduce visitors to the idea that these organisms are real and required. Visitors will have a chance to explore the incredible amount and amazing diversity of microbes that live in and on the human body. Using tools, they will learn to appreciate the relative scale of their microbiota.

 

BENEFITS & BALANCE

In this concept area dedicated to the beneficial bacteria necessary for healthy living, visitors will gain an understanding that the body is an ecosystem and its inhabitants are beneficial to daily life. And, as with all ecosystems, it needs to maintain a delicate balance in order to stay healthy.

 

WORLD AROUND US

In this area visitors learn about how their interactions with everything around them can shape and influence the microbiota composition within them. Antibiotics, hand washing, cleaning agents, and even dogs or older brothers can impact an individual’s microbial fingerprint. This area also teaches about antibacterial resistance.

 

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