Gut: The Inside Story of the Body's Most Underrated Organ Claim

December 4, 2021 to May 1, 2022

The exhibition from Paris –
now putting in a guest appearance in Heilbronn

Illustration zur Ausstellung Darm mit Charme
Gut: The Inside Story of the Body's Most Underrated Organ Claim
Illustration zur Ausstellung Darm mit Charme

December 4, 2021 to May 1, 2022

The exhibition from Paris –
now putting in a guest appearance in Heilbronn

THE EXHIBITION
GUT: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE BODYS MOST UNDERRATED ORGAN

Straightforward and with a great deal of charm this exhibition is entirely devoted to the gut! This highly underrated organ is more than deserving to be looked at more closely. Because the journey of food through our body is quite fascinating.

In the exhibition, we embark on an expedition steeped in science – and even more humor! The exhibition is based on the world-renowned book Gut: The Inside Story of the Body’s Most Underrated Organ by Giulia and Jill Enders. The exhibition was developed and realized by the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, part of Universcience (Paris) with the book’s authors collaborating on the concept. Also involved were the Finnish science center Heureka as well as the Pavilhão do Conhecimento – Ciência Viva Science Centre (Lisbon). The exhibition is now being shown in Germany for the first time.

And now, let yourself be swallowed whole by the gigantic mouth at the entrance and you’re off on the journey into the peculiar world of the gut!

 

The special exhibition Gut: The Inside Story of the Body’s Most Underrated Organ is included in the price of the experimenta admission ticket. Tickets only for the Gut: The Inside Story of the Body’s Most Underrated Organ special exhibition can currently be purchased by phone
(07131 88795 – 0), by email (buchung@experimenta.science) or on site. It is not possible to book through the webshop. Please note that due to the current situation we are still limiting the number of visitors.

The ticket shop is currently only available in German.

Partnerlogos Sonderausstellung Darm mit Charme

Inspired by the global bestseller
Gut: The Inside Story of the Body’s Most Underrated Organ by Guilia Enders
Illustrations by Jill Enders. © 2014 Ullstein Buchverlage GmbH, Berlin

THE EXHIBITION AREAS

Darm mit Charme Mikroben Illustration

A GUIDED TOUR OF DIGESTION

What happens to the food we put in our mouth? And how does the journey continue? The first part of the exhibition takes visitors through the different stages of digestion, from one organ to the next until … well, until the very end. Prepare yourself for some surprises – what are a ballet dancer or an energetic rocker doing here after all?

THE WORLD OF THE MICROBES

Did you really think it was just you? And that youre the only one eating? Youd be wrong. Countless bacteria, yeasts, archaea and viruses happily go about living their own lives in our intestines. Nowhere in our body do so many species and families exist than in our intestines. Without their eager participation digestion wouldnt work. You dont believe it? You will be amazed in the second part of the exhibition!

INTESTINAL WELL-BEING

Stomach ache? An upset stomach? Did you eat something off? What we eat has a significant impact on how we feel. If we want to be happy and healthy, perhaps we should take one or two pieces of valuable advice. But there are so many tips! Which are correct? In the third part of the exhibition, you’ll find out more. Based on scientific fact. And the exhibition ends with a stunning revelation: science makes you healthy and fit!

Illustration von Jill Enders © 2014 Ullstein Buchverlage GmbH, Berlin

EVENTS

Lecture as part of the Robert Mayer Lecture series

We are not alone. How microbes in the gut influence our lives.

02/15/2022 | 7:30 p.m. | online
Prof. Dr. Dirk Haller, Technical University Munich (TUM)

Image: © Cité des sciences et de l’industrie – Universcience

To the event

Offer from the Experimental Kitchen

Family power: A different snack!

Would you like to try something different? How about colorful spreads made of legumes as a topping for your bread? Perhaps even on a fresh-baked roll made with flour your ground yourself? Try out new recipe ideas with your family and take the tasty treats home with you for a healthy snack.

Offer from the Experimental Kitchen

Power for the gut

Power for the gut? Sure thing – with whole grains and the fiber they contain! Taking grain as an example, children learn what whole grain means. They grind flour from grains of wheat and obtain bran, roll flakes from oats and bake their own bread with these ingredients. Children learn what fiber does in the gut in experiments.

For school classes

Visit our lab courses

We offer different courses for all age groups to complement the topics gut and digestion, such as e.g.:

  • Digestion – The journey of food (grades 7 – 9)
  • Staple starch (grades 9 – 10)
  • From rock salt to table salt (grades 5 – 7)
  • Food dyes – what are we eating? (grades 7 – 9)
  • Food allergies (grades 7 – 8)
  • Lactose intolerance (grades 9 – 11)
  • The spirit of the wine (grade 10)

Image: © Ph Levy-EPPDCSI

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Image: © Cité des sciences et de l’industrie – Universcience