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Featured Exhibits

Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome

September 10, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Trillions of microbes make their homes inside our bodies, and we wouldn’t be able to surviveZoo in You without each other! Zoo in You, invites guests of all ages to explore this fascinating and complex world inside us that is our microbiome—a dynamic, adaptable, and delicately balanced ecosystem much like any other found in nature. Explore this vibrant world of our inner microorganisms through engaging, interactive, and bilingual exhibits and programs and discover who our constant microbial companions are, where they live, how diverse they are, and in what ways scientists are discovering just how important they are to our personal health.

 

Upcoming Zoo in You events and programs

 

Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome 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).

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Washington State Superintendent’s High School Art Show winners for 2022

We are happy to host an installation of the Washington State Superintendent’s High School ArtState Art Show Winners Show winners for 2022. Since 1973, the Superintendent’s High School Art Show has honored excellence in the visual arts. Students from all nine of the state’s educational service districts (ESDs) participate in this artistic celebration each year. The finalists from these regional ESD shows are invited to participate in the Superintendent’s High School Art Show.

Winners honored here have been awarded various prizes in The Superintendent’s High School Art Show. They are from many different schools throughout the state. One of the award winners is Anessa Hanson from Wenatchee High School. Her painting is titled “Sunflower Meadow.” Her teacher is Reed Carlson. Visit the Museum to see Anessa’s painting along with all the other award winners from across the State of Washington.

The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center is proud to present the Regional High School Art Show in cooperation with the North Central Educational Service District and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction each year. The Regional High School Art Show takes place in March. Our local winners advance to the state level.

More information about the Superintendent’s High School Art Show can be found here:

Superintendent’s High School Art Show Online Gallery

https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/awards-recognition/superintendents-high-school-art-show-0

Superintendent’s High School Art Show Awards Program

https://www.youtube.com/user/waOSPI

 

Beautiful Wounds: A Search for Solace and Light in Washington’s Channeled Scablands

June 3 – August 6, 2022

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center will be hosting Timothy Connor, writer, photographer and geology buff in an exhibit presenting his new book, Beautiful Wounds: A Search for Solace and Light in Washington’s Channeled Scablands. We will present a selection of photography which are featured in the book. Timothy’s journey follows the footsteps of J. Harlan Bretz who theorized correctly about the Missoula Floods over 100 years ago. The Exhibit will run from June 3rd through August 6th, 2022. Photography will be for sale.