The leg bone’s connected to the knee bone, the knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone, the gastrocnemius is in there somewhere … look, the human body is a fantastically complex assemblage of interlocking systems that’s more than worth marveling at, and Science Museum Oklahoma is ready to provide a different perspective by going below the surface.
Ten years after Our Body: The Universe Within drew massive crowds, a followup exhibition called Bodies Revealed is set to revisit the human form, using real human specimens (not sculptures or reproductions) preserved with a special liquid silicone rubber to show off exactly how we’re put together – down to the (visible) bones, blood vessels, muscles and organs. The stars of the show are standing, stretching, seated atop a bicycle … poses that demonstrate the body’s flexibility and versatility, without skin to obscure the view.
“Visitors will get an up-close look inside the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other life-sustaining systems of the human body,” proclaims Science Museum CEO Sherry Marshall. “It is rare to get such an in-depth educational and professional look at our amazing bodies and the complicated way they work; we are thrilled to bring this exhibition to Oklahoma City.”
Bodies Revealed opened April 29, and will be on display through Oct. 29 at 2020 Remington Place in OKC. You’ll need an extra ticket, because this special exhibition is not covered in regular admission to Science Museum Oklahoma – however, museum members do receive a discount. For hours of operation and more details, visit sciencemuseumok.org or call the information desk at 602.6664.