Microbes in the Museum
Microbes typically refer to single-celled organisms which represent a broad range of biological groups. However, most of these groups also have multicellular species, forms of life stages. They are so small that there are more of them on your hand than there are people on the entire planet. Microbes are in the air, on the ground and on the food we eat.
Our microbe exhibit, located on the sixth floor of the museum, features a living fungal art wall, touchable 3D models, specimens from our collections, and information about microbes and the human body.
Explore microbial life at home with online items from one of our mobile museum programs: Microbes on the Move.
You can also explore fungi at Microbes At Home.