September 30, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. when museum is open

Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome

Trillions of microbes make their homes inside our bodies, and we wouldn’t be able to survive without each other! 

Zoo in You invites members and visitors of all ages to explore this fascinating and complex world inside us, that is, our microbiome, a dynamic, adaptable, and delicately balanced ecosystem 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 learning just how important they are to our own health.

Zoo in You 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).

Friday, September 29, 2023

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Zoo In You Letter Logo with two illustrated microbes.
Young visitors pose as giant microbes at Zoo in You, an interactive exhibit that explores the fascinating and complex world inside us.
At Zoo in You, visitors see if they can guess which microbes go where by assembling a puzzle of the human body and discover that our bodies need “good” microbes for many essential functions.
At Zoo in You, guests interact with green screen technology to give a “weather report” on the climate conditions of the nose, mouth, gut, or skin.