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Online exhibit: A World of Viruses

By Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

In this exhibit spotlight, learn more about viruses as we explore what they are, where they can be found, and how they behave in both a positive and negative way.

Illustration by HFCM Communicatie, CC BY-SA 4.0

Ages: 10 to Adults.

No application or registration needed.



The program serves people at their homes or wherever it is needed or online.

  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

Additional information

At this present time the world is coping with a pandemic caused by the infiltration of the airborne virus, COVID-19. In fact, viruses are ever present in our world, occupying nearly all organisms, and found in virtually every type of habitat. They are also ancient, predating some of the earliest forms of life.

Through this online exhibit, "A World of Viruses," we will learn about how viruses, the smallest of all microbes, can take control of the cellular machinery of another living thing. We will explore key Harvard-based research, informative videos, and helpful animations about viruses to get a better understanding of how they behave in our world. See more: