Special Exhibit

Inside You

June 24, 2017 - June 16, 2019

Three human-shaped icons in front of a background image of a city, with an overlay of text reading "Inside You".

Inside You explores the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health and introduces some of the scientists who are breaking new ground in microbiome research.

Inspired by the Museum's popular exhibition The Secret World Inside You, this exhibition introduces visitors to microbes that live in, on, and around all of us.

Engaging graphics that detail how microbes aid digestion, influence your immune system, and help fight harmful microbes. You'll find out how we acquire our microbiome and how it is shaped by the foods we eat and the environment we live in. 



Inside You is co-curated by Susan Perkins and Rob DeSalle, curators in the Museum’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology and the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics.

Inside You is proudly supported by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. 

This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the Arthur Ross Foundation.