Manhattan, Kan. – The Flint Hills Discovery Center (FHDC) will welcome two new temporary exhibits this September. Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome and Eat Well, Play Well dive into the science of our inner microbial companions, personal health and nutrition. Both exhibits will be open to the public from September 21, 2019 through January 12, 2020. Each will be offered in the English and Spanish languages.
Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome allows guests to explore this fascinating and complex world inside us that is our microbiome—a dynamic, adaptable and delicately balanced ecosystem like any other found in nature. Learn who our constant microbial companions are, where they live, how diverse they are and in what ways scientists are discovering just how important they are to our personal health. Visitors are invited to explore this vibrant world through engaging, interactive components including a marble maze, green screen technology, microscopes, puzzles and more.
Eat Well, Play Well is a hands-on science exhibit, helping children and families discover nutrition and fitness and the science of making healthy choices. Visitors will discover what an appropriate serving size looks like, see firsthand what it takes to burn off calories, test their flexibility and balance, review the latest clinical research and realize that they can reduce their risk of disease with healthy choices.
The FHDC will offer public programs that focus on the topics within the exhibits. Tallgrass Tour Buses, Walk & Talks and Body Science Saturday are a few of the programs that will be held throughout the duration of the exhibits.
For more details, visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/ziy, call 785-587-2726 or visit 315 S. 3rd St. in Manhattan.
ZOO IN YOU: THE HUMAN MICROBIOME was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
EAT WELL, PLAY WELL was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).