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Parasites in Focus

Twenty-six superb photographic prints showing the amazing microscopic world of the parasite accompanied by four hands-on parasite exhibits.

Parasite game show "Who's my host?" this exhibit has six animals sitting around a screen where the game show host invites "celebrity" parasites and the visitor has to select the correct host for each parasite. The other exhibits allow visitors to explore lots of different parasites found in Australia and around the world using "The microscopic world of parasites" which is a "virtual microscope" where visitors select a parasite type, eg "animal parasites", and select a parasite, eg "tapeworm", and then can use the virtual microscope to zoom in to different sections of the parasite, "Bring your own parasite" where visitors use a real medium-powered light microscope to examine parasites embedded in resin, eg "roundworm", and "Parasite lifecycles" where visitors can explore lifecycles of parasites and see BAFTA Award Winning malaria animation by Drew Barry, WEHI. Accompanying the exhibits are twenty-six superb colour photographic prints showing the amazing microscopic world of the parasite including up close images of head lice, ticks, fleas, fish parasites, tapeworms and organisms that cause malaria.

Parasites in Focus will be on display soon



Parasite photographs and "Who's my host" game show

Two microscope exhibits to look at parasites close-up