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Parasites - Life Undercover


Undetected, undesired, yet unexcelled.

Masters of a hidden universe - parasites are champions in evolutionary terms. The exhibition "Parasites – Life Undercover" takes visitors into their incredible microcosm, evoking both fascination and revulsion. It gives an insight into parasite life cycles, infestation routes and propagation strategies. It also sheds light on their evolutionary history and their extraordinary ability to exploit their hosts for their own purposes. Eye to eye with bedbugs and other creatures, visitors can find out where they are likely to come into contact with them and why parasites benefit from climate change and globalisation. Parasites have plagued us for centuries and gained a bad name, but they are not all bad news. As modern medicine and research show, they can have a beneficial role.

The exhibition consists of modules with 10 topics forming self-contained themed islands that can be adapted to the available space. Each island comprises a lit column and two to three tables with integrated media, graphics and various built-in features. Lighting and design are geared to a city audience.

• > 50 true parasites (plasticine models embedded in acrylic resin)

• > 30 genuine animal preparations showing "parasite-host interaction (free-standing or in display cabinet)

• > 27 movies

• 5 life cycles (backlit acrylic resin models)

• Larger-than-life models (free-standing or in display cabinet)

• Various other design features

Equipment Bilingual signs and information material:

1. Language of your country,

2. English (optional)

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0049 30 2093 9021


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Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

The Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science - is a research museum within the Leibniz Association. It is devoted to basic research and education in all fields of natural history, with a focus on biodiversity, evolution and earth sciences.

The Collections of the Museum are directly linked to research. They comprise more than 30 million items relating to zoology, palaeontology, geology and mineralogy, which are highly significant for science as well as for the history of science.

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