Humanoid Discovery

21 March 2011

Ever wondered how different body systems and organs function? From the seemingly simple process of breathing to how you digest food, the purpose of your skin, how hair grows, or how you identify smell?

Humanoid Discovery, a travelling exhibition from Scitech Perth, is on display at the Museum of Tropical Queensland until 11 July 2011.

Museum of Tropical Queensland Director Peter McLeod said the exhibition will educate people about the human body’s inner workings.

“The exhibition’s 25 interactive science exhibits to take visitors on a journey through the human body,” Mr McLeod said.

“The exhibition provides educational messages in a fun environment and makes learning about the human body an enjoyable experience for the whole family.

“Humanoid Discovery also presents educators with an opportunity to use the exhibition as a teaching resource and include a visit to MTQ as part of their teaching program during term two,” Mr McLeod said.

Highlights include how long intestines are, how senses work and how muscles interact together, as well as the complex world of the respiratory system.

More daring visitors can test their nerves with over 2,000 nails delivering a spine tingling experience on the bed of nails exhibit!

Designed and developed by Scitech, the exhibition has toured nationally and internationally and has been visited by thousands of people who have been enthralled with the complexity of the human body.

Entry to the Museum of Tropical Queensland is free for locals through the Council Community Pass, supported by Townsville, Burdekin, Charters Towers and Hinchinbrook councils.

The Museum of Tropical Queensland, part of the Queensland Museum, is open from 9.30am - 5pm daily.

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