Over winter break, I had the awesome opportunity to check out the Bodies World exhibit in New York City.
I had been to the exhibit after graduating from high school when it was at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, but I was excited to return armed with the knowledge of the human body I have gained in my four years of studying biology in college and my three semesters of medical school. Even though I’ve studied anatomy extensively with textbooks and in real life in anatomy lab, the displays at the exhibit were still a sight to behold. The bodies are so beautifully arranged to be both educational and works of art, subjects to learn from and to be amazed by. Not to mention it was a great review of anatomy for me during my time off from school!
This exhibit in particular had an emphasis on the importance of preventive medicine and taking care of your body so it can last as long as possible. The tangible focus made it have a very real and obvious application to any visitor’s life no matter his or her educational background. I highly recommend it to anyone (both science and not-as-science minded) who might visit New York City.