The Secret World Inside You Explores the Microbial Human

 

The Secret World Inside You exhibit at AMNH

Today we took Alejandro and his friend Mason to this fantastic exhibition at the American Museum of National History Although, we thought the exhibit might of been for older children [and they are only 4 years old] but quickly found out that this educates young and old about the microbes that live in and on each of us.  By the time we got home Alejandro was able to tell me things like – What are these organisms? How do we get them? Where do they live? What do they do? How do they influence our health and behavior…

Explore the human microbiome and find out how rapidly evolving science is reshaping our ideas about human health.

Furthermore, we were able to learn that our bodies are home to approximately 100 trillion bacteria living inside us and on us—a vast community known as the microbiome. The Secret World Inside You  exhibit allows you to explores the rapidly evolving science that is revealing the complexities of the human microbiome and reshaping our ideas about human health, offering new perspectives on common health problems including allergies, asthma, and obesity.

We were all astounded at the fantastic features and information in the exhibit. It was one of those rare exhibits that appeals to all ages. We highly recommend it!  

 

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

General Admissions: Adult $22 / Child (2-12) $12.50 / Senior & Student $17

Open daily from 10 am-5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas

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