'Bodies Revealed' Comes to Science Museum Oklahoma, April 29
Beginning April 29, Science Museum Oklahoma will present “Bodies Revealed,” a comprehensive exploration the human body that gives visitors the opportunity to view the beautiful complexity of their own organs and systems.
Developed by Premier Exhibitions Inc., “Bodies Revealed” features whole and partial scientific human body specimens that have been meticulously preserved through an innovative process. The exhibition will run through Oct. 29 at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City.
“‘Bodies Revealed’ is an incredible learning opportunity that will enlighten, empower, fascinate and inspire museum guests,” said Sherry Marshall, president and CEO of Science Museum Oklahoma.
“Visitors will get an up-close look inside the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other life-sustaining systems of the human body. It is rare to get such an in-depth educational and professional look at our amazing bodies and the complicated way they work. We are thrilled to bring this exhibition to Oklahoma City,” Marshall added.
Many of the whole body specimens are presented in vivid athletic poses that allow visitors to better understand their own everyday motions and activities, while other specimens illustrate the damage that can be caused to organs by habits like over-eating, lack of exercise and smoking.
The human body specimens in the exhibition are preserved through a technique called polymer preservation. The process permanently preserves human tissue through the use of liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened. The 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.
“The educational impact of this exhibition is immeasurable,” said Roy Glover, Ph.D., professor emeritus of anatomy and cell biology at the University of Michigan and chief medical director for “Bodies Revealed.”
“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.”
Science Museum Oklahoma is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. General admission for “Bodies Revealed,” which includes access to the entire museum, is $25.95 for adults (ages 13 to 64), $20.95 for seniors (65 and older), and $18.95 for children (ages 3-12). Discounted admission to “Bodies Revealed” is available for Science Museum Oklahoma members. Member pricing for “Bodies Revealed” is $7.95 for adults (ages 13 to 64), $5.95 for seniors (65 and older) and $4.95 for children (ages 3-12). Group pricing is available when booked in advance.
For more information about “Bodies Revealed,” visit www.sciencemuseumok.org/bodies-revealed.