Inside “Bodies Revealed” at Foxwoods

The Charger Bulletin

“Bodies Revealed” is a scientific, informational exhibit with a permanent showcase in New York and traveling showcases that use real humans specimens and allow people of all ages to access knowledge generally reserved only for medical professionals. The exhibit allows visitors an inside view of the human systems. In order to relate to visitors, the specimens are positioned into athletic and everyday activity poses.

Foxwoods' Bodies Exhibit
Foxwoods' Bodies Exhibit

The exhibits showcase 14 full body human specimens and over 300 organs to tell the story about the human body and each of its systems at work: the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, nervous and endocrine, digestive, and reproductive.

This exhibit is rooted in a historical precedent set by anatomists such as Vesalius and da Vinci: in the particular ways each full body is manipulated and dissected to show its inter-workings, to reveal the functions of the complete anatomical systems, and to show the body’s system’s relationship to the body as a whole. Each whole body exhibit is then complemented by three or four presentation cases of related organs, both healthy and diseased, to provide a more detailed look in the elements of each body system.

This exhibit and others like it, such as “Body Worlds” and “Bodies: Exhibition”, are made possible through the process of polymer preservation. Through polymer preservation, human tissue is preserved permanently by using liquid silicone that is treated and hardened. The tissue becomes a rubberized specimen that showcases the complexity of the human system without decay.

It is said on all of these exhibition’s websites that “Countless visitors have remarked that the knowledge gained from the experience has provided them with a new connection to their own bodies.” Others claim a new reverence for life and a desire to take a more preventative approach to their health care. To quote writer and philosopher John Conger whose words are displayed in the exhibition, “Without the body, the wisdom of the larger self cannot be known.”

The closest “Bodies Revealed” is located at Foxwoods in Ledyard, CT. Tickets are $20 and for more information on Bodies Revealed in other locations worldwide visit or visit Foxwoods’ website
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