Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World - Now open!

Outbreak HIV

From the Smithsonian, Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World highlights how pathogens can spread to people from wildlife and livestock, why some outbreaks become epidemics and how human, animal and environmental health are all connected.

Outbreak features informative panels and videos that cover outbreaks such as Zika, Ebola, Influenza and new information pertaining to COVID-19. Visitors will learn about the vaccination process, stigmas associated with certain infectious diseases, different roles community members and international partnerships assume to help stop outbreaks from becoming epidemics and more. The Museum also is including a section related to its community documentation project of daily life during COVID-19.     

Outbreak is located on the second floor of the GRPM, and is free with general admission to the Museum. The exhibition is presented in English and Spanish.

Outbreak will be on display through Sunday, October 18, 2020.