How Tiny Are Your Microbes?

Zoom down to the microscopic level with this computer interface and explore how much smaller our microbe companions are than our own human cells. Using a slider mechanism, move through 3-D images of a human blood cell and then further down through a selection of our “normal flora” (fungi, bacteria, archaea, and viruses) to get a sense of the different sizes and structures of the microbes in our bodies. You’ll be surprised by the diversity of life on that tiny scale.

Approx. Dimensions*:
59" W x 27" L x 83" H
1.50m x .69m x 2.11m

Power: Required