MICROBES: Invisible Invaders, Amazing Allies (3,000 sq. ft.)

Microbes Exhibit

INVISIBLE INVADERS TAKE OVER AMERICA: Traveling Exhibit Takes Mystery Out of Microbes

A traveling exhibition is taking children on an interactive journey through the hidden world of microbes. “Microbes: Invisible Invaders… Amazing Allies” uncovers a mysterious universe of microscopic organisms—from those that sustain life on Earth to those that threaten our health and even our existence.

Experience the unseen world of microbes in a high-tech, visually compelling interactive exhibit that includes computer games, hands-on experiences, and dazzling special effects. Microbes: Invisible Invaders, Amazing Allies provides valuable information about one of the most pervasive and important, although misunderstood, influences in our lives–the world of microbes.

Microbes: Invisible Invaders, Amazing Allies takes visitors on a journey through an unseen world, one which sustains all life on earth while holding the deadly potential to wipe out millions. The interactive, 3,000-square-foot exhibition examines what microbes are, what they look like, the history of disease, emerging diseases and how research is helping find cures that save lives.

Visitors can interactively explore the microbial universe with the technological magic of high definition volumetric display bringing life to full-color viruses and bacteria that appear to float in space. Leading-edge technology allows visitors to see crystallography of the HIV, herpes and polio viruses represented as “virtual” 3-D photography. Through high-tech video games, visitors can combat bacteria with antibiotics, use virtual reality, help microbes gobble up oil spills, and participate in a question/answer quiz show about microbes’ good deeds.

Finally, exhibit visitors are given the opportunity to embark on the “new frontier” and meet researchers in 3-D holography as they describe their careers in science. Based on the book The Invisible Invaders by noted science and medical writer Peter Radetsky, the Microbes exhibit is committed to helping people better understand the whole story of microbes–both the good and the bad.

The exhibit is sponsored by Pfizer Inc and produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

National Corporate Sponsor:
Pfizer Inc

Content Collaborator:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of the National Institutes of Health

3,000 sq. ft.

Past Venues:
The Witte Museum, San Antonio, TX
The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
Science Museum of West Virginia, Roanoke, VA
Sloan Museum, Flint, MI
Museum of Life & Science, Durham, NC
Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake, UT
Miami Museum of Science, Miami, FL
Memphis Museum System (Pink Pal), Memphis, TN
McWane Center, Birmingham, AL
Saskatchewan Science Center, Regina, SK
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro, TN
American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge, TN
Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, Ann Arbor, MI
McGovern Museum of Health & Sciences, Houston, TX
Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida
The Adventure Science Center, Nashville, TN
Coyote Point Museum, San Mateo, CA
McKenna Children’s Museum, New Braunfels, TX
Museo Tecnologico, Mexico City
Delaware Museum of Natl. History, Wilmington, Delaware
Rocky Mount Children’s Museum, Rocky Mount, NC
Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, VA
Universidad Nacional Autόnoma de México, Mexico City
Museo Tecnologico, Mexico City
Putnam Museum, Davenport, IA
Gateway Science Museum, Chico, CA
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Murfreesboro, TN
Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site, Johnson City, TN
UT Pan Am, Edinburg, TX
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton, OH
The Health Museum, Houston, TX
Planetario Alfa, Neuvo Leon, MEX
Museo Descubre, Aguascalientes, MEX

Lease Information: 
Call Christi Klingelhefer at 210-599-0045.