Our Bodies: The Universe Within

The Saskatchewan Science Center has a human bodies exhibit beginning May 15.  I saw a similar exhibit a few years ago it was fascinating.  The exhibit was created by replacing body systems such as the vascular system with colored polymers.

Our Body: The Universe Within is a fascinating, artful and educational exhibit consisting of actual human bodies and organs. Appropriate for all ages, this exhibit literally goes “under the skin”, revealing the mysteries of the human anatomy.

The bodies, specimens and organs have been preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation. It’s a relatively new process where bodily fluids are replaced by reactive plastics, which are then hardened to create a solid, durable anatomic specimen that will last indefinitely. Learn more about polmer impregnation.

This exhibit consists of six galleries of actual human anatomical specimens, organized around the systems of the body. Also interwoven throughout the exhibition is a history of anatomical art throughout the ages, providing study, contemplation, and captivating images from the magnificent artists throughout the centuries who have captured the glory of the body.

Our Body: The Universe Within allows you insight, giving you a true look at the inner workings of the extraordinary human body. You will learn about your own body and, ultimately, learn how to take better care of your health and make positive lifestyle choices.

The exhibition is respectful of the mystery of the human body. Before entering the galleries, you will be asked to silence your cell phones. There is no photography allowed in the exhibition hall including cell phone cameras. No food or drinks are allowed, and be aware that once you have entered the exhibition, re-entry is not permitted.

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