The world-renowned science exhibit will cover nearly 20,000 square feet and give visitors a profound insight into the structure and function of the human body. An accompanying display, “The Story of the Heart,” gives viewers a first-hand look at our body’s cardiovascular system. In addition, these displays show how unhealthy lifestyles affect the human body.
In this unique display, specimens are posed in athletic and artistic stances — allowing visitors to view the various muscle systems of the body as they would be during natural human movement.
Dr. Gunther von Hagens, the exhibit’s creator, developed a preservation technique called “plastination” in which acetone is used to replace body fluids, leaving a rigid and well-preserved body.
According to von Hagens, “More than 25 million visitors in 45 cities across Asia, Europe, and North America have seen Body Worlds since its debut in Japan in 1995.”
The exhibit opened on Sept. 19 and will be at the Leonardo in Salt Lake City until mid-January 2009.
For more information, go to www.theleonardo.org.
Times: Sun-Thurs 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m.