A cartoon drawing of the elements of soil
A woman standing behind a young girl who is reading from a Soil Superheroes exhibit
A museum exhibit floor that features Soil Superheroes
A woman standing beside an information panel for the museum exhibit Soil Superheroes
A man spins an information wheel in the Soil Superheroes exhibit

Beneath your feet, a league of superheroes are working tirelessly to make life on Earth possible — yet few of us understand the significance of their “dirty work.”

Soil Superheroes provides visitors with an underground perspective on the importance of soil science and conservation. Meet the star players — such as Captain Clay, The Mole, and Wonder Worm — and learn how their superpowers not only provide humans with food and medicine, but also clean the water we drink and protect our climate!

Through playful imagery and a colourful storyline, these small-but-mighty characters help us answer the questions, “What is soil, anyway? Why is it so important?” They also remind us that human activities — like farming practices and what we buy, reuse, and recycle — affects soil health around the world.

Developed by the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, part of Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation.

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