Zoo in You - Available Beginning February 2016

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, “colonize” us right from birth, and are so interwoven into our existence, that without each other, none of us would survive! 

Thanks to new sophisticated technology and the cutting-edge research of the National Institutes of Health’s Human Microbiome Project, we are just starting to discover what these microbes are up to and how they affect us.  In Zoo in You, visitors can learn about our constant microbial companions, where they live, how diverse they are, and how scientists are learning just how important they are to our personal health.

Come face to face with your full-body microbial reflection at the motion sensing microbe mirror. Assemble a puzzle to learn how a newborn baby is first colonized by microbes. Interact with green screen technology to give a “weather report” on the current conditions of your nose, mouth, gut or skin. Peer into a microscope to see real preserved microbe specimens, or explore a map of the body identifying the four major microbes (bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses) that live inside you!  Includes English and Spanish text panels.


Contact OMSI’s Traveling Exhibits Team for reservations Call: 503.797.4659 Email: travelingexhibits@omsi.edu

Exhibit Information Overview

Features 2,000 Square Feet

  • Requires a minimum of 2,000 sq. ft.
  • 10-12 bilingual exhibits: hands-on interactives, computer-based activities, graphic panels, and text
  • Instruction Manual and technical support
  • Teachers Guide
  • Marketing Kit

Cost & Terms of Rental Please contact us / 3-Month Rental Fee

  • Rental fee is for a 3 month booking; double bookings are available at a discount
  • Shipped in one 53 ft. truck (estimate) 
  • Deposit required upon booking
  • 5 days estimated for installation and takedown

Zoo in You was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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