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Opening this fall in Chicago at the Notebaert Nature Museum is a traveling exhibit titled "Eww! What’s Eating You?"

| April 28, 2011

LAS VEGAS — Opening this fall in Chicago at the Notebaert Nature Museum is a traveling exhibit titled Eww! What’s Eating You? The exhibit will travel to 15 major cities across the United States over a five-year span, revealing the repulsive, yet morbidly fascinating world of parasites.

Produced by Exhibit IQ, a Las Vegas-based producer of innovative exhibitions and educational programs, the 5,000-square-foot exhibit brings to life some of the most complex life forms on earth through dramatic design, rich content, oversized models, graphic eye-witness accounts and never-before-seen photographs, as well as preserved and live specimens of bed bugs, mosquitoes, ticks, tapeworms and many other skin-crawling (both on and under) critters. Eww! is a follow-up to the company’s other popular entomology-themed traveling exhibit CSI: Crime Scene Insects.

“Parasites might be gross to talk about, but complex and fascinating science exists in the symbiotic relationships between parasites and humans,” said John H. Good, president and executive producer for Exhibit IQ. “Eww! What’s Eating You? digs into the ancient beginnings of human-parasite interactions and guides visitors through modern tales, including cutting-edge medical applications. It’s a really unique and engaging way not just to entertain, but to inform and educate.”

Curated by world-renowned researchers and authors, the interactive exhibit demonstrates from the mildly irritating to the wildly infectious how many parasites prey on humans to successfully complete their life cycles.
Expanding the notion of truly relevant and innovative science-based museum exhibits, Exhibit IQ assembled an accomplished team of academics, content specialists, educators, designers, fabricators, interactive engineers, multi-media experts and museum marketing specialists to create Eww! What’s Eating You? to ensure the project provided an accurate and impactful informal education experience.

The company expects the traveling exhibit to reach up to 5 million museum visitors during its 60-month tour through North America. For more information on tour dates and locations, visit www.exhibitiq.com.
 

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