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.
November 2019: Featured fungal plates include microbes collected at the October Macabre at the Museum event, our outreach program at Halloween at the Wetlands, and from around the KU Natural History Museum!
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