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Microbiome Showtimes

Body Systems Showtimes

Bug Bites Showtimes

Ever had a craving for fried tarantulas? How about grasshopper tacos? Nearly a third of the world counts bugs as a dietary staple and a valuable source of protein, but they've yet to crawl onto most American dinner plates. Watch as biologist Haley Chamberlain Nelson experiences some of these insect and arachnid foodie favorites as prepared by top chefs, with recipes included.

 

The Rise of the Killer Virus Showtimes

 There may never be a virus as deadly or as misunderstood as AIDS. Responsible for 36 million deaths since its discovery in 1981, it remains shrouded in myths, misconceptions, and mistruths... until now. Scientists deep in the African Congo have discovered forgotten clues that are rewriting the story of the global pandemic and revealing shocking facts about its origins. Now the race is on to see if these new findings are the key to developing a vaccine that could finally win the epic battle against HIV.

What people are saying

My 8-year old son a positive experience, during a recent Health Museum visit. It was fun and he walked away with a curiosity about the human body and interest to learn more information.

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Melissa

My son learned about DNA, bodily functions and fingerprints. These are all items than he has not fully learned in school.

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Zeenath

Well organized, Safe environment, nice staff. The kids learned a lot of new information about the human body and loved visiting the exhibits.

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Marie Alva

Other Exhibits

Summary

Our planet is connected more than ever before: by global travel, trade, technology, and even our viruses. Join us in learning how people fight epidemics - even before they start! You’ll explore the connections between human, animal, and environmental health, dive into case studies and personal experiences from epidemic-fighters from around the globe, discover how outbreaks have affected the Greater Houston Area, and engage in games that challenge you to identify and contain an outbreak.

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Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture explores our complex food system from farm to fork. With sections devoted to growing, transporting, eating, cooking, and celebrating food, Our Global Kitchen illuminates the myriad ways that food is produced, moved, and enjoyed throughout the world.

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You don’t need to be a scientist to enter, but you’ll feel like one when you leave! Gear up with a lab coat, gloves, and goggles and travel through experiment stations designed to bilingually introduce biology-based science to the public and inspire future scientists and leaders in the medical field. 

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Take a larger-than-life walking tour through the human body and learn more about how your major organs work in this permanent exhibit. Explore the brain, nervous system, ears, eyes, heart, spine and skeleton, intestines, and more in an audio and visual experience like no other.