World of Life Surgery Theater exhibit

Defense Line

The world is a dangerous place for living things. Predators hunt their prey while microscopic germs spread disease. Even the heat or cold of the environment can be an enemy. Learn about the different defenses organisms use to protect themselves, from camouflage to immune systems.

Exhibit Highlights

  • Dead Leaf Mantis

    Hide and Seek

    Is that stick moving? Search out camouflaged geckos. You'll be amazed at how they hide in plain view!

  • World of Life Surgery Theater exhibit

    Surgery Theater

    Doctors and medicine are sometimes the best human defense against disease and injuries. Watch footage of real heart or lung surgery happening right on the operating table.

  • Cell defending against invader

    Defending Your Insides

    Attack invading bacteria using the forces of the human immune system in this fun computer game.