BODIES Exhibit at Atlantic Station
Looking at a real human body is not the same as the diagram in your sophomore science textbook.
That’s the basic idea behind BODIES the Exhibition, which includes several full and partial preserved human specimens. Unlike the aforementioned science diagram, these aren’t models of a hypothetical ideal human body. They show lungs blackened by smoke, bones that have been set wrong, average and ordinary skeletons and tissue with their own peculiarities.
It’s all pretty real.
And that’s what makes it so interesting. Seeing the layers of muscle and the actual contours of the brain — seeing the blood vessels like lace and the naked organs encased in a rib cage — it makes you think about what’s inside you. You can’t help but be curious.
My only complaint was that I couldn’t take photos. I love to capture everything on camera, so not being able to sneak even one snapshot was a bit of a bummer. Don’t expect to spend long here; the exhibit will take you a couple hours at most. We were even able to stay within the free parking time limit at Atlantic Station.
Read my full review:
Look Inside Yourself at BODIES in Atlantic Station