Bodies Revealed Set to Open in Spring 2012 at Moody Gardens®
Source: Moody Gardens
Galveston | November 8, 2012
Bodies Revealed will provide the public with an opportunity to see inside carefully preserved real anatomical specimens and learn the detailed structure and function of the human body. The exhibition takes visitors through galleries providing an up-close look inside the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other 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 over-eating 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 human body specimens, which can take more than a year to prepare, 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.
“Bodies Revealed gives a unique perspective of the human body unlike anything that has come to Galveston Island before,” said Moody Gardens President and CEO John Zendt who added the exhibit is an ideal complement to the Moody Gardens educational mission. “We are excited to share this exhibit with our guests at Moody Gardens and bring biology to life.”
For more information call 800-582-4673 or visit www.moodygardens.org.
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