Coming Soon: Zoo In You & Human Plus

 

Traveling Exhibits

September 22 – January 6

Zoo In You & Human Plus
Presented by: Florida Blue Foundation

Discover the living and human-made extensions that help us thrive, from the microbial to the mechanical. Our new fall 2018 traveling exhibits go hand in hand to take you on a journey to explore the anatomy and technology that makes the human body so unique and mighty! Zoo In You introduces guests to the
trillions of microbes living inside our bodies while Human Plus explores the low-tech and high-tech tools that extend the abilities of the human body.

Did you know that your body is home to trillions and trillions of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes? With Zoo In You, you’ll learn about the complex world inside of the human body. Find out who our diverse microbial inhabitants are, where they live, and how scientists are discovering just how important they are to our health.

Try your hand at matching DNA patterns and building your own viruses along with many other hands-on experiences to learn how “good” microbes work to keep us healthy. Hop in front of the green screen to get a “weather report” on the climate conditions of your nose, mouth, gut or skin; then snap a photo when you see what you’d look like as a microbe!

Next, travel over to Human Plus, where cutting-edge science meets engineering to discover the real-world impact for enhancing human abilities. People who use these new technologies, such as neuroprosthetic limbs, wheelchairs, and vision enhancements, will captivate visitors as they share their stories. This unique field of engineering helps them carry out their day-to-day routines and pursue their lifelong dreams!

Human Plus encourages visitors to be hands-on to imagine the possibilities, feel the music and find their way using these advanced technologies. Test out the simulated downhill mono-ski course, then become a DJ by sitting in a wheelchair and using the wheels to fade and scratch music tracks. Ask yourself what you want to achieve, imagine solutions to challenges from real-life users, then put your engineering skills to the test and build and assess your own inventions.

On your next visit to the Science Center, catch these two new exhibits and learn all about the body from protozoans to prosthetics!

 

Presented By:

Florida Blue Foundation

 

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). HUMAN PLUS was created by the New York Hall of Science in partnership with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Quality of Life Technology Center with funding from the National Science Foundation.

 

 

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