Human body exhibit back in Raleigh

October 29, 2018 by  

The exhibit ‘Our Body: The Universe Within’, has returned to Raleigh for several months.

The exhibit was last seen here 10 years ago, and can now be found at north Raleigh’s Triangle Town Center, in The Commons, an outdoor area.

According to a press release, the exhibit shows how the human body works by using real bodies, as well as reproductions of historic artwork depicting the human anatomy, and anatomical displays. Actual human bodies are posed throughout the exhibit so that people can look ‘under the skin’ to discover how human anatomy works. The press release goes on to say that the bodies have been impregnated with a polymer that replaces the fluids found in the body, preventing decomposition. Organizers of exhibits like this might use graphic design to clearly label specimens.

The exhibit is self-guided, and includes four specimens people can touch: heart, kidney, brain, and liver. It’s also suitable for people of all ages, and online guides have been provided for families, high school students, and middle school students.

Adult admission is $17, or $15 for military personnel, seniors, and students. Families with children from the ages of 5 to 14 can go through the exhibit for $15, while children are free if they are younger than four. The hours are 10:00 am until 7:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, with extended hours Friday and Saturday, from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm.

‘Our Body’ opened October 27, and will remain in north Raleigh until at least the end of February 2019.