Bodies Revealed – SciPort Shreveport [VIDEO]
Is it weird that I'm so excited about the Bodies Revealed exhibit? I think it might be a little weird, but I am very excited for this mobile anatomy and physiology lesson right here in Kiss Country! I mean, really, what science class or text book can teach you better than actual bodies? The are real and carefully preserved for our learning and viewing enjoyment!
BODIES REVEALED exposes the secrets of the human body in unprecedented detail normally reserved for medical professionals. Visitors of all ages can look deep inside the carefully preserved specimens, learn about human anatomy and see the effects that disease and unhealthy lifestyles have on the body. The Exhibition, presented by Premier Exhibitions, the Atlanta-based provider of major museum quality touring exhibitions including Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and Dialog in the Dark, will be on display at Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center through May 2012. BODIES REVEALED, located inside Sci-Port, takes visitors through a series of galleries providing an up-close look inside the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other systems of the human body. Many of the full-body specimens are dissected in vivid athletic poses, allowing visitors to relate to everyday activities. In addition, a multitude of organs are displayed to illustrate the damage that can result from over-eating, lack of exercise and smoking, and provides comparisons more powerful than any textbook could illustrate. The human body specimens in the Exhibition are preserved through a revolutionary technique called polymer preservation. In this process, human tissue is permanently preserved using liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened. The end result is a rubberized specimen, preserved to the cellular level, showcasing the complexity of the body's many bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and organs. The full-body specimens can take more than a year to prepare.
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Noon - 6 p.m.
Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center
Seniors, Military: $19
Children (3-12): $18
Adult Group: $17
Groups of 10 or more can be arranged by appointment by calling (318) 424-3466.