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New exhibit, "Outbreak", opening Aug. 1 at GRPM

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Morning Mix- GRPM
Posted at 11:07 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 11:07:52-04

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is known for hosting exhibits relevant to today's topics. A new exhibit, Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, will debut on Saturday.

The exhibit explains how pathogens can spread to people from wildlife and livestock, why some outbreaks become epidemics and how human, animal, and environmental health are all connected.

Outbreak features informative panels and videos that cover outbreaks such as Zika, Ebola, Influenza, and new information pertaining to COVID-19. Visitors will learn about the vaccination process, stigmas associated with certain infectious diseases, different roles community members, and international partnerships assume to help stop outbreaks from becoming epidemics and more.

The Museum also is including a section related to its community documentation project of daily life during COVID-19.

The new exhibit will open on August 1. Advanced ticket purchases are required.

For more information, visit GRPM.org or call (616)-929-1700.