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The Machine Inside: Biomechanics

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Spider webs stronger than steel? Fish that can bite through bricks? All species—from the long-extinct to the recently discovered—have evolved specialized ways of adapting to the world. In this engaging traveling exhibition from the Field Museum, discover the marvels of natural engineering— and see how humans can draw inspiration from the innovations of evolution. 

Discover the invisible workings of nature.

Through immersive design, real objects and scientific models, interactives, and media, this exhibition takes visitors past the familiar surface of nature, and deep into its invisible workings. Examples draw from the entire natural world, from ants to microbes to humans.  

The Machine Inside: Biomechanics  includes 80 specimens, large scale videos, digital interactives and safely spaced mechanical interactives and biomimicry innovations. 

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