Pandemics : Challenging Humanity

Temporary exhibition
From January 31, 2023 to September 4, 2023
For everyone, 7 years and older!
Exhibition duration
45 minutes
Laboratory activity duration
45 minutes

If the cohabitation of humans with microorganisms is often useful or without consequence, it is nevertheless at the origin of major health crises: pandemics.

During your visit to the exhibition Pandemics: Challenging Humanity, you will be invited to take part in a quiz. By answering the questions using an interactive bracelet, your challenge will be to contain a fictional pandemic. From understanding the mechanisms of the spread of infectious diseases to how to block them, to learning about the history of pandemics, your visit to the Museum will be an opportunity to decipher a hot topic. A moving scenography echoes the sensitivity of the subject and the scientific rigour of the messages.

Whatever the outcome of your quest, you will come out a winner from your experience, better equipped for the future and ready to take concrete action on current health issues.



Scientific approach: the race for vaccines!

What is science? Where did it come from? How does it unfold? During this laboratory activity, you will assimilate the steps of the scientific process in the company of a scientific moderator. Like Dr. Frappier, you will walk in the shoes of researchers. Like them, you will face one of the greatest scientific health challenges: the race for vaccines to prevent infectious diseases! Once you understand what a vaccine is and what the significant steps in its manufacture are, you will apply the scientific approach, including conducting an experiment to solve an issue associated with the creation of a new vaccine.


Designed by the Musée de la santé Armand-Frappier, the exhibition Pandemics : Challenging Humanity were created with the support of many partners.

Scientific area

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