I took a step outside of my comfort zone this weekend and spent Valentine’s Day at Discovery Place Charlotte touring Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLD & The Cycle of Life exhibit.
Whether you think you have any interest in human anatomy or not, you do have a body consisting of a brain and other organs, muscles, tendons, nerves and bones.
What this exhibit does so beautifully is it displays real human bodies using a process called plastination to preserve individual organs and tissues after they have been removed from the deceased’s body, and it poses them in such a way that beautifully reveals the simple complexity of the human form.
I found the most interesting models to be those in action, including a baseball player in the final stages of swinging a bat, a pair of hockey players colliding, and a runner with each of his muscles peeled back to reveal underlying muscles, nerves, tendons and various fibers.
The exhibit takes about an hour to go through if you truly look at every display and it is well worth the price of admission.
The current exhibit runs from November 21, 2015 until May 1, 2016 and costs $24 for non-members of the museum and $12 for Discovery Place members. I recommend purchasing your tickets online so you don’t have to wait in line.
Discovery Place Charlotte has several additional exhibits and interactive displays which are educational and entertaining for children and adults of all ages.
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