Celebrate the Wonder of BODIES

Celebrate the Wonder of BODIES



BODIES…The Exhibition provides an intimate and informative view into the human body. Using an innovative preservation process, the Exhibition allows you to see and celebrate your body’s inner beauty in ways you never dreamed possible. Over 200 actual human bodies and specimens, meticulously dissected and respectfully displayed, offer an unprecedented and wholly unique look into your amazing body.

Experienced by more than 15 million people worldwide, BODIES… The Exhibition uses actual human bodies and individual organ specimens, allowing you to look deep inside the systems of your body: Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, Reproductive, Circulatory and the Treated Body.

“The educational impact of this exhibition is immeasurable,” said Dr. Roy Glover, professor emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Michigan and chief medical director for BODIES. “For centuries, the medical community has learned about the inner workings of the human body through the study of real human bodies, and now it’s possible for the public to gain an intimate knowledge as well.”

The Exhibition takes visitors through galleries providing an up close look inside the systems of the human body. Many of the whole body specimens are dissected in vivid athletic poses, allowing the visitor to relate to everyday activities. In addition, authentic human specimens illustrate the damage caused to organs by overeating and lack of exercise. A healthy lung is featured next to a black lung ravaged by smoking in a vivid comparison more powerful than any textbook image. The Exhibition will change the way people see themselves. It is designed to enlighten, empower, fascinate and inspire.

“Seeing the meticulously positioned bodies in BODIES…The Exhibition brings the magic of creation into clear focus,” said Dr. Mehmet Oz, Cardiac Surgeon and Emmy award-winning host of “The Dr. Oz Show.” “I was reminded of the awe-felt moment in Anatomy Class when we were first presented our cadavers. Now, America can taste medical school.” 

The human body specimens in the Exhibition are preserved through a revolutionary technique called polymer preservation. In this process, human tissue is permanently preserved using liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened. The end result is a rubberized specimen, preserved to the cellular level, showcasing the complexity of the body’s many bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and organs. Preparation time varies; a small organ may take only a week, while a full-body specimen may take up to one year to prepare.

“The specimens in BODIES…The Exhibition are exceptional. They are so gorgeous,” said Dr. Michael Roizen, Cofounder of RealAge and chairman of the RealAge Scientific Advisory Board. “You will never get the chance to see the body like this.”Discover why it’s what’s inside that counts, visit BODIES … The Exhibition to explore, experience and celebrate the wonder of the human form.

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