The Body Worlds exhibit by Gunther von Hagens is at the Science Museum of Minnesota until Labor Day. Body Worlds is an amazing view of the human (and animal) anatomy. Von Hagens uses a process called Plastination to turn human body parts from donated specimens into plastic. It is really quite amazing. If Body Worlds is coming to your town, go see it.
The exhibit I saw is very extensive. It took a dozen of us a range from 1.5 and 3 hours to go through. Some people may not be comfortable with how graphic it is. But those people should brave their wussy storm. I think it is a great perspective for everyone to see our anatomy so vivid. A lot of times, we get caught up in our minds and society and forget that we are just flesh and bone (very compicated flesh and bones).
Here are some informative and stimulating resources concerning Body Worlds:
- A Gallery from the Science Museum of Minnesota.
- Information for Educators from the Science Museum of Minnesota.
- Wikipedia Entry.
- A Gallery from Guardian Unlimited.