Chances to peer inside of ourselves, with contemplation and wonder, don't come along all that often.
A doctor narrating a minor surgery can provide you a deeper insight into how various parts of your form flow in harmony, while a brief image of the veins of your eye, sighted during an exam, can lead you to further appreciation of the complexity of our ocular systems.
BODY WORLDS: Pulse, a traveling exhibition that includes "(m)ore than 200 plastinated specimens — including whole bodies, body configurations, translucent slices, and organs..." gives ponderers a chance to participate in that important corporeal contemplation, and view just how these magnificent vessels we call our lifelong homes really work.
Now open at the California Science Center, "BODY WORLDS: Pulse" will enjoy a lengthy run in Los Angeles, with an end date on Feb. 18, 2018.
The focus of this fascinating presentation? Think "21st century living." The show ponders how "modern day life" interacts with the body's six main systems, including the nervous system, reproductive system, cardiovascular system, locomotive system, digestive system, and respiratory system.
You may recall the BODY WORLDS exhibition that opened, to record-setting crowds, at the California Science Center back in 2004. Dr. Gunther von Hagen, the inventor of Plastination, was also behind that outing, too. "All anatomical specimens on display in the BODY WORLDS exhibitions are authentic," reveals a statement on the BODY WORLDS site, so what you're seeing is not a recreation of the human form.
Both adults and kids are welcome at the ticketed show, though the California Science Center notes that "...this exhibition may not be suitable for some children." A Parent Guide is available on the CSC site.