'Body Worlds' back at MSI

March 18, 2011 5:46:45 AM PDT
''Body Worlds and The Cycle of Life'' appears at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, with a focus on the human life cycle and the aging process. The 14,000-square-foot exhibit takes guests on a journey of self discovery with more than 200 real human specimens, including 20 whole-body plastinates, preserved through plastination-the remarkable scientific process invented and perfected by Dr. Gunther von Hagens. See the body living through time as it changes, grows, matures, peaks and finally wanes. In addition to the focus on human development, the extraordinary real specimens demonstrate the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of the human body through anatomical studies of the body in distress, disease and optimal health.

Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Mar. 18 - Sept. 5