By Eric Newman
Scottsdale’s OdySea in the Desert is set to open a temporary exhibition that gives visitors a chance to take a deep dive into learning about the human body.
“Bodies Revealed,” which opened to the public on May 12 and runs through May 11, 2019, offers an intimate and informative view into the human body. The exhibition features over 200 actual bodies and specimens, preserved to provide visitors a chance to see the inner workings of a human body up close.
Walking through the numerous displays, one can see either real versions or anatomically correct replicas of all different parts of the human body, which OdySea in the Desert Vice President Greg Charbeneau says should entice people from across the state.
“The fact that guests of all ages can go inside and see these magnificent specimens to learn about what’s going on inside their bodies, it’s great. It also teaches healthy lifestyles,” he says. “When you hear people talk about different things, like colon cancer, arthritis or whatever other health problem, you can actually see those effects on the body and what that looks like.”
Those interested in bones, muscles, the endocrine system and more can check out the areas devoted to the different systems of the human body, with expert analysis to help understand how each item works.
Complete with colorful, beautiful displays, the look of the exhibit by itself should be enough to draw people in that did not even have an interest in anatomy beforehand.
“The lighting effects, the displays, it’s all so visually appealing. You can spend as much time as you want in there. You can rip through in a half hour or less if you wanted to, or you could spend hours in there looking at all the great, powerful information,” he says.
For more information on OdySea in the Desert or “Bodies Revealed,” located at 9500 East Vía de Ventura in Scottsdale, visit odyseainthedesert.com.