You and your microbes are invited to:
Trillions of microbes live inside our bodies, and we wouldn’t be able to survive without each other! In Zoo in You, discover what our tiny companions are up to, how diverse they are, and their importance to our personal health.
Your body is home to trillions and trillions of microbes. Explore the “zoo” inside of you in this traveling exhibit, produced by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and funded by NIH SEPA.
This members’ only event gives members exclusive access to the Zoo in You Exhibit and hands-on programming. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Join us for a fun night of microbe themed food and drinks, a fun talk from local Research Molecular Biologist Tracy Somera and an exhibit scavenger hunt with prizes.
Saturdays in October, 10 AM – 3 PM | Drop-in DNA Sequence Bracelets
Join us on Saturdays in October for this drop-in program to assemble a beaded bracelet representing microbe DNA. Learn how the base pairs of DNA partner in specific ways. Visitors will use beads to assemble DNA jewelry according to the genetic codes of different bacteria.
DATE To Be Determined | Zoo in You After Hours
Adults 21 and over are invited to join us for a unique party at the Museum. Explore the Zoo in You Exhibit through fun and games while tasting microbe themed treats and petri dish Jell-O shots.
Join us to assemble an edible model of DNA based on DNA sections from various microbes. This is a fun, colorful, and edible way for students to learn that our genetic code is assembled in a certain way.
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).