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“Life in One Cubic Foot” Exhibit
March 18, 2023 - June 11, 2023
Celebrate the diversity of life when the Smithsonian exhibition “Life in One Cubic Foot” opens on March 18th!
Explore the amazing variety of life found by using “biocubes”—1-cubic-foot-frames used to survey the animals & plants living in an ecosystem!
The exhibition follows the research of Smithsonian scientists and photographer David Liittschwager as they discover what a cubic foot of land or water—a biocube—reveals about the diversity of life on the planet. A biocube—the tool at the heart of the exhibition—is a 1-by-1-by-1-foot framed cube that organisms from the surrounding environment can enter and pass through.
“Life in One Cubic Foot” explores life from exotic environments, like the coral reefs of French Polynesia and the alien mid-water ocean off the coast of California to the more familiar locales, like New York City’s Central Park. Hundreds of different organisms ranging in size from the head of a pin to the full size of the biocube are featured in the exhibition through collages of photographs, models, interactive elements and exhibition videos. “Life in One Cubic Foot” is on view in Innovations West through June 11th!
“Life in One Cubic Foot” is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
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