The Secret World Inside You

March 18, 2019 - April 1, 2019
Recurring daily
1515 Hermann Drive | Houston, TX 77004
Contact: The Health Museum
Phone: (713) 521-1515
Times: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission: General admission to The Health Museum is free for children two and under; $8 for children 3 to 12 years old and seniors 65 and above; $10 for adults; and free on Thursdays for families. Active and retired personnel receive half-off admission.
Area of Town: Museum District

The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science inaugurated its newest exhibition, The Secret World Inside You Exhibition, for the very first time in Houston. Organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, this new exhibition will introduce visitors to the world of microbes and how they impact our health and well-being. Visitors to The Health Museum – Houston’s most interactive science and health learning center – will be able to discover more about their own human microbiome as part of this interactive traveling exhibition.The Secret World Inside You Exhibition and The Health Museum programming also dives into these intriguing and other profound questions:• How do your interactions with microbes—from who you touch and what you wear to the pets you keep—influence your health? • In what ways can your microbiome be said to be its own organ? • Is it possible that the state of the bacteria in your gut plays a role in your mental health?• Are you willing to swallow a pill full of poop to heal your body?The Secret World Inside You Exhibition is co-curated by Susan Perkins and Rob DeSalle, curators in the American Museum of Natural History’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology and the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics. General admission to The Health Museum is free for children two and under; $8 for children 3 to 12 years old and seniors 65 and above; $10 for adults; and free on Thursdays for families. Active and retired personnel receive half-off admission for up to four people. General admission also provides access to the museum’s multiple exhibits. For more information about The Health Museum visit thehealthmuseum.org, or call 713-521-1515.

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