The Anchorage Museum will bring the “Body Worlds” exhibition to Alaska for the first time in September. “Body Worlds” — a series of touring science exhibitions that features real human bodies — has attracted more than 33 million visitors worldwide.
“Body Worlds Vital” will be on view Sept. 28, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013, at the Anchorage Museum.
This awe-inspiring exhibition educates visitors about anatomy, physiology and health through a series of whole bodies, individual organs and transparent body slices. Displays present the most current information about common diseases, the effects of tobacco use, and the mechanics of artificial body parts. By juxtaposing healthy and diseased organs, the exhibition also encourages healthy lifestyle choices.
Highlights of the exhibition include an aerobatic couple posed in an overhead lift to display the muscular system.
Bodies donated to “Body Worlds” are preserved through a groundbreaking process called plastination. Invented by scientist Gunther von Hagens, plastination halts decomposition and preserves anatomical specimens for educational purposes.
For more information, visit Anchorage Museum.