Hello everyone! I got the chance to finally tour the BODIES exhibit at MOSI this past weekend. I have lived in the Tampa area for almost 2 years and am upset to say that this was my first time there. However, I am thrilled I was able to see the exhibit before it shuts down at the end of this month. 

The exhibition featured real, whole and partial body specimens that have been dissected and preserved displaying the complexity of the human body. It is set up so you journey through the human body starting with the skeletal system, and moving through the muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems; as well as fetal development. Each exhibition uses real human bodies that have been preserved permanently by a process that prevents the natural decay process.

Some of the specimens are arranged so that you can see how the muscles are performing activities such as skiing or ice skating. The section showing the blood vessels and arteries looked like an art exhibit. There’s also a display comparing a healthy lung to a smoker’s lung (toss those Marlboro's, folks), and cancerous organs to healthy ones.  You can get very close to most displays which made it extremely personal.

BODIES is one of the most interesting, fascinating, educational exhibits I’ve ever seen. I HIGHLY recommend making time to see it before it closes June 28th. Click here for tickets and information. If you see Jill, tell her Rachel Kardos from Tampa Bay & Company said Hi!