Explore BODY WORLDS: Pulse at the California Science Center

Aniello Angrisano

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Opening up on this Saturday May 20 the unusual Body Works: Pulse exhibit is going to be at the California Science Center. This exhibit explores how the human body is negatively affected by different diseases and obesity and how a healthy and active lifestyle affects the human body positively.

The weirdest, most unique, and intriguing part of this exhibit is that it uses real human tissues, muscles, and organs using a process known as plastination. Plastination was created by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, who founded the exhibit, which is the process of extracting all bodily fluids and fats and replacing them with certain plastics that are able to preserve the body according to the California Science Center. Now before people are freaked out by this display it is supposed to showcase and promote a healthy lifestyle and provide a closer look into the human body.

This exhibit will feature over 200 plastinated artifacts including whole bodies, body structures, and whole organs and tissues. These are split up into different displays of human functions like the locomotive, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and reproductive systems. Some of the items featured are an obese body slice, a smoker’s black lung, and hardened arteries that show the effects of bad health.

There is plenty of time to check out the exhibit as it will be there until February 20, 2018. Tickets to the exhibit cost  $19.95 for adults and $16.95 for students ages 13-17 with school I.D.

Body Worlds: Pulse

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