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Our bodies are home to trillions of microbes living in and on us, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms collectively called the human microbiome. Your body contains more microbial cells than human cells—a new perspective that is changing and complicating our view of ourselves. Most of the microbes that live in your body are vital to keeping your digestive system, immune system and brain working properly.

The Secret World Inside You is an engaging, multisensory exhibit that explores the complex world of the human microbiome by investigating good and bad bacteria, and the roles microbes play in our mental and physical health.

This special exhibit covers a range of science topics including microbiology, evolution, human physiology and immunology. Students of all ages will enjoy the interactive activities, videos and vibrant models throughout the exhibit.

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Call 404.929.6320 to book your trip today or request a reservation online.

Scholarship Funding

Fernbank Museum is honored to receive funding from generous corporations, foundations and individuals to help subsidize admissions for underserved students. A limited number of scholarships are available for qualifying school groups. Please call 404.929.6320 to find out if your school is eligible.

Field Trip Resources provided by the American Museum of Natural History

Educator's Guide 
Explore Microbiology
Activity Guide 3rd Grade
Activity Guide 4th – 5th Grades
Activity Guide 6th – 8th Grades
Activity Guide 9th – 12th Grades

The Secret World Inside You is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (

Local support for science education is provided by UCB with additional support from the Frances Wood Wilson Foundation.