New content in Wellbody Academy’s Studio debuts on June 14

SEATTLE, WA (June 11, 2015) – Trillions of microscopic organisms, invisible to the human eye, are all around us; many of which call your body home. The next exhibit installment inside Professor Wellbody’s Academy of Health & Wellness’s The Studio explores the small organisms that make a big difference in Meet Your Microbes!

Did you know that trillions of microbes help you digest food, process vitamins and protect you from infections? Investigate the microscopic organisms that make up our world in Meet Your Microbes! This new exhibit explores the mostly single-celled organisms called microbes that call your mouth, nose, skin, lungs and intestines home. Discover through hands-on activities and multi-media presentations the local research on how these microscopic organisms function and how they help us stay healthy.

The Studio showcases the latest in health-related research occurring in the Pacific Northwest. The featured theme and content in The Studio changes every six months, giving you an opportunity to learn about new advances in health research and the methods, challenges and opportunities associated with scientific innovation.

The Studio also features daily hands-on activities led by Pacific Science Center staff on select topics in the health sciences. On the first Saturday of most months, you can talk with local scientists at Scientist Spotlight. These programs are included in the price of general admission–FREE for Pacific Science Center Members.

This project is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health and a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World’s Fair and upon closing ceremonies, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, becoming the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center. On July 22, 2010 Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark. On October 22, 2012 Pacific Science Center celebrated 50 years of inspiring curiosity, creativity and critical thinking for people of all ages throughout Washington and guests from around the world.

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Contact: Katelyn Del Buco
Pacific Science Center, Seattle
(206) 269-5728
kdelbuco@pacsci.org

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