The human body is an amazing system of organs, tissues, and structures which enable humans to perform all of the physical and mental abilities that make us, well, human. Despite the fact that we refer to ourselves as individuals, however, the human body is actually covered inside and out with millions of microorganisms, some of which help many of our bodily functions. To help shine light on this overlooked part of the human body, Houston’s own John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science is hosting The Secret World Inside You, an interactive look into the human body and the amazing role that microbes play in it.
The Secret World Inside You explores some of the groundbreaking research into the microbes that call our bodies home. Medical researchers are beginning to discover that these microbes play a vital role in human health and are in fact an essential part of the ecosystem that is the human body.
“The human microbiome is a fascinating part of our everyday lives, but it is also something we don’t often think about. This exhibition does a great job of showing us how and why the world of microbes is so important for all of us to appreciate and understand better,” says LaTanya Miles, director of education and public programs at The Health Museum. “The Secret World Inside You provides an important, fun and interactive learning experience for the entire family.”
The Secret World Inside You is a limited-time traveling exhibition but is included with the price of regular admission to the Health Museum. Admission to the museum starts at $10 for adults, $8 for kids 3-12 years old, and is free for kids 2 and under. On Thursdays, families can get into the museum free of charge.
The Health Museum is located at 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004. For more information visit www.thehealthmuseum.org or call 713-521-1515.