Can you stomach this?

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science are hosting the Body Worlds exhibit through July 23rd. If you have not heard of this exhibit before, it is an ‘anatomical exhibition of real human bodies’. This anatomist has found a way to preserve bodies through plastination and has taken these real human bodies on tour. In doing some research about this, I came across some photos of the exhibit and I am not sure I could handle seeing this. The muscles, tendons, veins and various organs are visible and preserved. The Denver exhibit contains 20 whole bodies, with both healthy and unhealthy body parts, organs and several other ‘bits’. Again, do I really want to see what our insides look like, up close and personal? Some of the parts are sliced up in 3.5mm pieces or displayed inch by inch. While this may be a fascinating visual, educational experience, would I, let alone a child want to really see this?

Check out the Denver Museum of Nature and Science website or the Body Worlds site directly.

5 Comments so far

  1. Kath (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2006 @ 10:31 am

    Totally want to see this. The whole concept of seeing inside our bodies is way cool.

  2. susan (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2006 @ 10:44 pm

    My kids (ages 11 and 12) had enough problems seeing the babies in the womb on display in the normal exhibit… I don’t think they could handle this at all.

  3. Bex (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2006 @ 8:36 am

    I told my husband about this Exhibit, he turned green and told me to shut up before he threw up (He hates blood and anything in relation to it). In the past, this sort of thing wouldn’t have bothered me, so I am not sure why it does now. If I go on an empty stomach and with someone who will give me a hard time for being such a weakling, I may be able to get through it.

  4. Kath (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2006 @ 12:16 pm

    Hey Bex –

    My best friend and I are having a ‘girls day out’ on Sat 1 April and this is our main attraction. You’re more than welcome to join us!

  5. Bex (unregistered) on March 24th, 2006 @ 9:14 am

    Kath, thanks for the invite! I’d totally be up for going and meetin’ up, but the family is in town that weekend. Bugger. Maybe next time? Let me know what you think of the Exhibit though!

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