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Cells Exhibition Opens at Maryland Science Center
Date:3/26/2009

Hands-On Exhibition Brings Big Focus to Microscopic World

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March 26, 2009 -- With the unveiling of its newest permanent exhibition, Cells: The Universe Inside Us, the Maryland Science Center takes the same telescopic technology used to view faraway planets and turns it inward on the human body. The result is a 4,000 square foot exhibit featuring dozens of interactive components and images never seen before by the public. Cells: The Universe Inside Us opens at the Maryland Science Center on Saturday, March 28.
   
Cells: The Universe Inside Us transports visitors on a journey inside the body, illustrating how cells, the fundamental building blocks of life, are constantly growing and changing. The exhibition includes the latest research in cellular and molecular biology, and its relationship to human development, aging, and health.

Visitors to the exhibition become "cell explorers" in The World Inside a Cell section, where they interact with human-sized cell organelles in an interactive environment enhanced with floating layers of translucent membranes, pulsing light, music and sounds of water. Cell explorers virtually shrink to the size of a single molecule as they learn about the lifecycle of a single cell and fly through the cell's membranes in a giant, interactive video. In Cells and the Miracle of Life, guests explore the roles cells play in the life cycles of various animals by studying frogs in various stages of life, and using a microscope to compare and contrast the cells of diseased and non-diseased samples of the human lungs and heart.

Six additional interactive exhibits allow visitors to explore the many aspects of the exciting and rapidly changing field of stem cell research. These exhibits include a giant touch screen map detailing the latest updates on stem cell research throughout the world; a virtual stem cell l
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