In addition to over 200 plastinates of the human body, BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life features three special topics of focus that further explore the life cycle and arc of aging:
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
A stunning look at conception and pre-natal development, featuring a multimedia display on cell division and a remarkable collection of plastinated embryos and fetuses acquired from historical anatomical collections.
The Artists' Gaze
A striking display on sight and vision at birth and later in life, shedding light on the vision challenges faced by Impressionist painters Claude Monet (cataract) and Edgar Degas (retinal eye disease) during the creation of Monet's Giverney landscapes and Degas' Woman Drying Her Hair.
Features findings on geographic clusters around the world where the oldest living people live - from Okinawa, Japan and Ovodda in Sardinia to the Hunza region of Pakistan - defying our understanding of what longevity means, and sharing some lifestyle practices that we can all learn from.
- Happening Now
Seventy years ago, a historic landing changed the world.
- Coming Soon
Over 400 students bring science projects to the Museum for this weekend event.
A permanent exhibit celebrating the connection between the human mind, body and spirit.