The Machine Inside: Biomechanics coming to the Museum of Science & History (MoSH)

New MoSH exhibit opening May 15th explores the inner workings of nature


The Machine Inside: Biomechanics is an immersive exhibit for all ages opening May 15th at the Museum of Science & History (MoSH). The exhibit takes visitors on an intriguing journey into the marvels of natural engineering. 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. This engaging traveling exhibit from the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois shows the many ways humans can draw inspiration from the innovations of evolution.  

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

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“In so many ways, technological advancements are inspired by natural engineering. This exhibit masterfully displays the inner workings of nature and their influence on science and technology,” says Bill Walsh, MoSH marketing manager.  

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

The exhibit is part of a full STEAM Summer of activities and programming at MoSH. 

The exhibit is open from May 15 – August 1, 2021. 


The Memphis Museum of Science & History is located at 3050 Central Ave (the Pink Palace) and at MemphisMuseums.org

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