I went to an exhibit at the Orlando Science Center with my brother and my daughter on Saturday. The exhibit is called Our Body: The Universe Within and it features actual human bodies in various states of dissection, preserved using polymer impregnation (see plastination), presenting and focusing on each system of the human body.
You can see the exhibit with or without audio. I ordered my tickets online with audio, but there was a small mix-up at the Science Center, so we walked through without audio. I saw other people who did get audio, however, and they got to use a personal handheld device to type in the number of a specimen and learn more about that particular specimen.
It took a couple of hours for us to walk through the exhibit. I saw some people go through more quickly than we did, but we took our time viewing and talking about each specimen.
There are many fascinating and remarkable things about this exhibit. Personally, I was taken by the preservation of the thousands of tiny, fragile blood vessels in the Cardiovascular Section and the spinal cord specimens in the Head and Nervous System Section.
The exhibit features about 200 specimens and 20 complete human bodies. It will be at The Orlando Science Center until October 2007.
Body Worlds appears to be a similar exhibit.