Don’t wait until it’s too late! BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life closes Oct 4, 2020.
This fascinating exhibit is closing soon! Develop a new appreciation of the power you have to keep your body healthy by viewing 100+ real human specimens up close.
Admissions are limited to just 25% of regular capacity, and carefully staggered timed entries help eliminate crowding so you can focus on spending time together learning how your choices impact your body through all stages of life.
To Prioritize Health and Safety During Your Visit:
- Exhibit admissions have been limited to just 25% of regular capacity
- Carefully staggered timed entries have helped eliminate crowding
- Online ticketing is available (we'll scan your ticket for contactless entry)
- We've implemented enhanced cleaning protocols and installed additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the exhibit
- Guests and staff will be wearing face coverings
- We've created social distancing signs to ensure you'll have plenty of space
About the Exhibit
Visitors will see individual organs and systems, as well as full-body plastinates posed to show specific anatomical features and how our bodies respond internally to movements during physical activities.
The Cycle of Life
From prenatal development and infancy, to childhood and adolescence, to adulthood and old age, these extraordinary real human specimens demonstrate the complexity and resilience of our bodies throughout our lifespan.
Plastination is the unique process invented by Dr. Gunther von Hagens to preserve specimens for medical education. This technique replaces fluids and fats with plastics, after which specimens are fixed into lifelike poses and are hardened with gas, heat or light.
The purpose of this exhibit is to educate visitors of all ages about health, disease prevention and the body's full potential. Many families find the exhibit helpful in discussing the health and well-being of loved ones. However, it may not be suitable for some children.
Becoming familiar with the exhibit before deciding whether or not to share the experience with your child is recommended.
Planning a field trip? Your students will explore the human life cycle as a natural progression, discover the incredible feats and cautionary tales about age-related matters and will take away a new appreciation of the power we have to keep our bodies healthy throughout our life span.
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