Zoo in You Traveling Exhibition
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), in partnership with the JCVI, is developing a 2,000 square foot bilingual (English and Spanish) traveling exhibition that will engage visitors in the cutting edge research of NIH Human Microbiome Project (HMP) and explore the impact of the microbiome on human health. The Zoo in You project will also produce an interactive bilingual website and in-depth programs including Science Cafes and book groups for adult audiences. The exhibit is scheduled to be installed and tested at OMSI in fall and winter of 2014, then embark on a national tour.
The Zoo in You exhibit will feature 15 interactive components, which are organized by three topic areas: "Meet the Microbes," "Balanced Ecosystems," and "Exploring the Microbiome."
Meet the Microbes
Exploring the Microbiome
This project was supported by the National Center for Research Resources and the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives of the National Institutes of Health through Grant Number 1R25RR032210.