When the Real Bodies exhibit came to Cincinnati a few years ago, I missed it. If it hasn’t come to your area, or you missed it, too, you’ll have a second — and third — chance to see it in Las Vegas.
Oddly, there are two Real Bodies exhibits on display. It took us some work to figure out the difference between the two, but I’m not convinced they’re all that different. We chose the one on display in the lower level of Bally’s Hotel & Casino simply because the description sounded more appealing. They divided their room displays into bodily functions, such as: breathing, hunger, the rhythm of the heart, love, motion, thought, and medicine.
The bodies displayed are real. Some have been posed in odd positions, I think, but it was interesting to view all the muscle tissue in a person, or the blood vessels in a face. As we moved through the rooms I started to wonder how in the world all of those different physiological components fit inside us!
There was a section toward the end that showed the most interesting things to me. It was the medicine section. Here, we could see a diseased lung, and a liver spotted with cancer. I found this insight fascinating! I would have liked to see an entire museum exhibit devoted to just that. It sounds macabre, but there was nothing gross or disgusting about the bodies. Or maybe I’m just not squeamish.
We saw all sorts of body parts on the Las Vegas Strip after that. I’m sure you can imagine.
What part of the human anatomy would you be curious to see?