©AMNH/R. Mickens
August 17, 2015

Fans of The Magic School Bus and odd body knowledge will rejoice at an upcoming exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History: "The Secret World Inside You." Starting November 7th, visitors will be able to take in all they've ever wanted to know—and some things they probably didn't—about the trillions of microbes that make up the human microbiome. Exhibit explorers will tour the human body, specifically the regions that house the most microbes (skin, mouth, and the gastrointestinal tract) and how the micrbiomes end up in those places—spoiler: many come from the birthing process while in the birth canal.

The exhibit will also explore how daily interactions influence a body's microbes. Expect videos, interactive activities, and a live theater digging into the research field. 'The Secret World Inside You" will run until August 14, 2016. For more information, check out the museum's website.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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