Have you ever been in a situation where you simply flabbergasted? For me, this is not a regular occurrence, but is still possible on occasion. Body Worlds is one such occasion. For this “episode” of Tenadventures, we went to visit this very special rotating exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Because of the nature of this exhibit (and to avoid any legal issues), I will not be directly posting any photos to this site. Rather, I will post the link to a Google image search for Body Worlds, found here. Be warned though, the images are very graphic, so click at your own risk!
Alright, enough of the images. In all seriousness, if you get a chance to see this exhibit, go. Don’t hesitate. The only reason you should hesitate is if you have young children as they may be a little frightened by seeing a human body without skin. It can be a little shocking, but it does give us quite an incredible view of what is underneath our own flesh.
As a learning tool, the exhibit is incredible. Deceased bodies (that have given proper consent prior to being deceased) are put through a process called Plastination. This process essentially “freezes” the body in time, stopping any and all decomposition that the body would otherwise naturally go through. Plastination allows us to view the interior of the body as if it were some kind of freaky unfinished mannequin. Creepy? Yes. Incredible? Yes.
Once again, if you get a chance to go, just go. Body Worlds is worth the extra cash to see, even if you’ve already paid for a museum membership. Check out the photos or search on your own, and above all, don’t be afraid to try something a little different!
p.s. Be sure and check out the incredible view from the atrium in the back of the museum!