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Gateway Science Museum Presents Microbes: Invisible Invaders, Amazing Allies

The Gateway Science Museum is to present Microbes: Invisible Invaders, Amazing Allies open Feb 12, 2011 through May 30, 2011.

Microbes takes visitors on a journey through an unseen world, one which sustains all life on earth while holding the deadly potential to wipe out millions. The interactive, 3,000-square-foot exhibition examines what microbes are, what they look like, the history of disease, emerging diseases and how research is helping find cures that save lives.

Visitors can interactively explore the microbial universe with the technological magic of high definition volumetric display bringing life to full-color viruses and bacteria that appear to float in space. Leading-edge technology allows visitors to see crystallography of the HIV, herpes and polio viruses represented as “virtual” 3-D photography. Through high-tech video games, visitors can combat bacteria with antibiotics, use virtual reality, help microbes gobble up oil spills, and participate in a question/answer quiz show about microbes’ good deeds.

Image: The Gateway Science Museum

The mission of the Gateway Science Museum is to create a life-long learning environment that enables people to explore, interpret, and celebrate the magnificent natural heritage of our region through science, research, and education.

Gateway Science Museum California State University, Chico Chico, CA 95929-0545 [email protected]

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