The Museum reopens its doors on Wednesday, June 10. We are doing everything we can to protect your health. Find here the visiting instructions.
December 2019 to December 2020 | All public
In partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
An opportunity to discover with your family how epidemics are born and spread worldwide, to understand the interactions between humans and animals. OUTBREAK pays tribute to those who are fighting against these scourges.
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Dr Mérieux Museum of Biological Sciences
The Dr Mérieux Museum of Biological Sciences is dedicated to biology and the fight against infectious diseases. It tells the story of how women and men have learned about microbes and how to fight against the diseases that these microorganisms can cause, through diagnosis, vaccination and therapies.
This museum tells the story of the Mérieux family. The history of these pioneering scientists working in the field of global public health began in Lyon in 1897 and continued in Marcy l’Etoile in 1917, a small village in the west of Lyon that has now become a major centre in the fight against infectious diseases.
Rooted in today’s world and looking to the future, the museum presents the major global health issues. It aims to raise awareness among all publics, especially young people, so that they can become actors in their own health by better understanding microbes and thus better fight against infectious diseases.