Our Body: The Universe Within
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, in partnership with Jupiter Medical Center and Palm Healthcare Foundation, are teaming up to present one of the most popular traveling exhibits, Our Body: The Universe Within. Our Body: The Universe Within, the Science Center’s seasonal blockbuster exhibition opens to the public!! Appropriate for all ages, Our Body literally goes “under the skin” to reveal the mysteries of human anatomy. Visitors will tour three-dimensional human bodies, specimens and organs, which were preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation. Polymer impregnation is a relatively new method of preservation whereby bodily fluids are replaced by liquid plastic, which is then hardened to create a solid, durable anatomic specimen that will last indefinitely. Most impressively, the process leaves even the finest, most delicate tissue structure virtually intact, down to the microscopic sphere, making the process invaluable for medical study. As guests enter the exhibit, they will have the opportunity to examine the human body as a whole. The exhibit continues by examining each of the body’s major systems, allowing visitors to see firsthand how they function and relate to other systems. In the human body there are 11 organized “systems” to ensure an individual’s survival, with such functions as metabolism, responsiveness, movement, reproduction, growth, differentiation, respiration, digestion and excretion. The systems are muscular, skeleton, nervous, digestive, respiratory, defense, reproductive, urinary, circulatory, endocrine and hematologic. Each is detailed through beautiful and intricate displays of the human body, paired with signage explaining functions and processes. “We are thrilled to bring ‘Our Body’ to the locals and visitors of South Florida,” said Lew Crampton, Science Center CEO. “This is one of the most popular and most riveting traveling exhibitions on the museum circuit, and we know our guests will be lining up to get a glimpse of the science beneath the skin.” “Normally only doctors and scientists are allowed to see this extraordinary in-depth look at the human anatomy, which makes this a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” continued Crampton. “This rare opportunity to see the human body from the inside – to see real-life examples – is also likely to spark an interest in children to seek careers in science and medicine.” Admission to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium during Our Body: The Universe Within is $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3 to 12 and $14.95 for seniors aged 60 and older. Science Center members and children under 3 are free.