"The Zoo of You" Interactive Exhibition Featured

Of the number of cells that make up your body, only about 10% are human, the building blocks of organs such as the brain, skin and heart. The other 90% belongs to the trillions of microbes, mainly bacteria, living on or inside you. It has also been estimated that for the 23,000 genes that make up our body, there are more than 50 times this number contained within the collective bodies of the microbes that inhabit us. We are only just beginning to understand the roles, both positive and negative, that these microbes play in our daily existence.


"The Zoo of You" is an interactive exhibition that examines the role of microbes in and on the human body. This exhibition is a new collaboration between The Future Project and Vitramed Bioscience, and will be comprised of a number of installations housed in the atrium of the Science Centre of The King's School.

To mark the start of National Science Week, there will be a Gala Opening of this exhibition on the 16th August. Microbiologists from all over the country will be present at the exhibition to run hands-on activities that illustrate some of the ways that microbes affect our health.

Activities at the Gala Opening include:

  • Learn how to convert your smart phone into your very own digital microscope
  • Get up close and personal with your own microbial zoo
  • Make and blast a microbial biofilm
  • Play detective and track down who has the dirtiest hands

Do not miss this singular event!


12:00 - 5:00pm on Sunday 16th August, 2015

Science Centre, The King's School

87-129 Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta

No cost. Recommended for ages 8 to adult.





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