Zone 1: My Origins
My story starts with the meeting of an ovum and a sperm cell. At this precise moment, the genes of my parents combine, my gender is determined, and I begin to develop. Already, I am unique.
Where does sexuality come from?
In this photo mosaic, you will discover that sexuality is part of every living thing, from bacteria to bonobos, a species of great ape whose sexual behaviour is surprisingly similar to our own. Trace the origins of sexuality.
Where do I come from?
In a space simulating the inside of the womb, dazzling computer generated images tell the fascinating story of conception and the development of the embryo and fetus.
Why am I a boy? Why am I a girl?
Microscopic-scale photos reveal the process of fertilization, the divergence into either male or female sex, and the appearance of the genital organs.