Bodies…The Exhibition at The Luxor Las Vegas- Travel With Half Crazy Mama

I recently had the pleasure of attending a media tour of Las Vegas.  I got to experience Vegas like I never have before with 3 other amazing ladies.  One of the exhibits we got to visit was Bodies…The Exhibition at The Luxor.

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The Exhibition has actual real bodies, organs and body specimens that have been preserved and are very respectfully presented.  It was amazing to see how the muscles look and work as well as the skeletal, respiratory and circulatory systems.

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One of the most interesting parts to me was the effects of smoking, over-eating and lack of exercise that was illustrated with actual humans bodies.  A healthy lung was next to a lung that was black from smoking.  It was very power to see.

Below are pictures from the brain.  It was amazing to see and be reminded how complicated the human body actually is.

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The Exhibition was presented in a way that would be great for children to learn from as well as adults to get an up close view of all the body has to offer.

The human body specimens in BODIES…The Exhibition are preserved through a technique called polymer preservation. “In this process, human tissue is permanently preserved using liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened. The end result is a rubberized specimen, preserved to the deepest cellular level, showcasing the complexity of the body’s many bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and organs. The full-body specimens can take over a year to prepare and after undergoing the polymer preservation process, they become impervious to decomposition.”

The Exhibition is open from 10am- 10pm daily.

For more information visit Bodies…The Exhibition at the Luxor website here

I was given entry into this exhibit as part of the media tour I was on with  Entertainment New Media Network Travel Division, but I was not compensated for this post.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Laura | 15th Dec 13

    Before seeing this exhibit it is hard to put into prospective how amazing our bodies actually are. This is a must see for adults and children!

  2. Jamie | 15th Dec 13

    I saw this exhibit a few years ago in Minnesota at the Science Museum.. it was really neat to walk through and see the body in that way… thought it was well done and you got to see the science behind it.

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