The newest addition to the Darwin & Dinosaurs exhibit is a touchscreen interactive on viruses.

Viruses has been added to D&D because viruses are a great example of rapid mutation and how the law of natural selection applies even to non-living organisms.

More importantly, the interactive can help educate people on viruses in general and on SARS-CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19) in particular. The home page of the interactive specifically calls out information on the vaccines for COVID-19 so users can learn about the new vaccine technologies and why they are safe.

One of the screens from the new Viruses interactive.

Because the topic is so important right now due to COVID-19, we are making the interactive available as a separate product (i.e., you can license Viruses for your museum or science center without booking the D&D exhibit).

Contact us at 888-600-5054 or at info@darwindinosaurs to find out more.

You can test drive the experience by clicking here. You don’t need a touchscreen (you can use a mouse), but you must be on a Windows machine — it won’t work on a Mac.

The new Viruses interactive provides a quick and easy-to-understand overview of viruses, divided into five sections: 

  • What are viruses?
  • How do they work?
  • Where did they come from?
  • Why are they important?
  • COVID-19

Striking images, simple animations and straightforward explanations impart the basic facts.

Timely, accurate and engaging, Viruses answers basic questions, reflects the latest science and covers COVID-19 best practices.

The Science Advisor for Viruses is Dr. Lynn W. Enquist, Henry L. Hillman Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University. Dr. Enquist is a co-author of the leading textbook in the field, Principles of Virology.

Viruses is reviewed every 90 days for accuracy and timeliness of information and updates can be downloaded easily from the Internet. Customers are notified when updates are published. Updates are free.

On point, on mission. Viruses gets to the heart of the most significant public health crisis in the last one hundred years: COVID-19. The more people understand about viruses—how they work, how they are transmitted—the better for everyone. 

Viruses also addresses how vaccines work so people are properly  informed when a vaccine for COVID-19 becomes available.

Rarely does a topic come along that fits so well into the educational mission of natural history museums and science centers. 

Viruses is an opportunity to take a proactive role in public health education during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Download PDF that details pricing, hardware recommendations, FAQs and more.

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