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Body Worlds Rx exhibit at Great Lakes Science Center

BODY WORLDS Rx offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore the amazing biology and physiology of human health and the dramatic effects of disease.  From organs to muscles to the nervous system and to skeletal structures, BODY WORLDS Rx gives an unprecedented look inside the most sophisticated mechanism in the world, the human body. 

The specimens on display in Body Worlds Rx show impressive comparisons of healthy organs and diseased organs, to reveal the physical impact of disease on the body’s systems.  Through the process of plastination, a complex preservation method that removes the fluids from the body and replaces them with reactive resins and elastomers, the specimens in this special exhibition offer guests the unique opportunity to be inspired and amazed by the inner workings of the human body.  Visitors will see specimens that illustrate common ailments like cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

It's up to families to make the decision about whether they feel it's appropriate for their children to visit BODY WORLDS Rx.  To help with the decision, a family and educator guide can be found here.  It gives an overview of what to expect in the exhibition, encourages discussion and provides conversation starting questions.

All guests and staff will be temperature checked when entering the building and will be required to wear a mask.  Building capacity will be reduced and guests must buy their tickets in advance online and select an arrival time.   

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