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Online exhibit: A World of Viruses


Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Illustration by HFCM Communicatie, CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

No application or registration needed.


This Program is free!


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

  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

Dates and Times

This is an ongoing program.

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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:

Illustration by HFCM Communicatie, CC BY-SA 4.0
This is an ongoing program.
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Bethany Carland-Adams

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Last updated April 4, 2022.