The “Disease Prevention Combat Camp” Science Exhibition was originally one of the most popular exhibitions at the National Science and Technology Museum in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Commencing 2018, and with the support of the Taiwan National Health Research Institutes, a selection of the exhibition’s most popular units has been combined with new elements to create a mobile exhibition for easy touring. In addition to being showcased in various locations across Taiwan, it was also exhibited at the Tech Dome Penang in Malaysia. Following the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, new content related to this novel infectious disease was added in 2020, providing visitors with a scientific perspective to better understand the virus. This mobile exhibition has collectively served over 100,000 visitors.
In order to promote scientific knowledge, the science exhibition at the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall combines multimedia elements and interactive games, making learning fun and engaging. Visitors will gain a deeper understanding of dengue fever, influenza, and COVID-19 in the augmented reality world, and through engaging shooting games, motion-sensing games, and more. The goal is to make complex knowledge more accessible to everyone, enabling them to apply what they learn in their daily lives to reduce the threat of infectious diseases.
Furthermore, this exhibition includes a section on "Wolbachia - Bio-control of Dengue," to introduce the National Health Research Institutes’ active research on employing a new technique known as “Fight mosquito with mosquito” for dengue prevention. An opinion exchange board is also available, facilitating scientific dialogues between organisers and the visitors.
We hope to amplify the exhibition's impact through continued collaboration with various sectors, transforming epidemic prevention into a nationwide effort and building a more resilient society in the face of infectious diseases.