Next month we celebrate Father’s Day, but today I got my “Father’s Day” present early.
The traveling exhibit features Human specimens that have undergone the “plastination” process of preservation.
My daughter and I have talked about going to see the exhibit since it arrived in Alabama and it ends next weekend. She thought it would be a great early-Father’s Day present to take me today to “oooh” and “ahhhh” over the exhibit.
Although some people may feel queasy at the sight of looking at cadavers and Human body parts carefully infused with a “wax” process and displayed in cross section, dissection and full view cutaways–I’d have to say the exhibit was fantastic and the exhibitors treat the “subjects” with a reverent dignity.
As I viewed the specimens there was no doubt I was looking at what was once a fully living breathing human being from China; but there was also a scientific detachment that allowed me to learn and explore the human body from the inside out and appreciate the universe that resides in each of us.
The Our Body exhibits are currently in Mobile, Alabama, San Antonio, Texas and Oklahoma City and will be in Wichita, Kansas soon.
Certain parts of the exhibit may be too intense for small children and people with religious sensitivities may find some of the specimens in the Human Reproductive System area offensive as they explain the stages of pregnancy.
I’d also recommend the IMAX film we watched at The Exploreum as well. “Wired To Win”. is a great documentary explaining the processes of our Brain set upon the backdrop of riding with the Australian Biking Team on the Tour De France.
Thanks Erica, for a great day.