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Take a larger-than-life walking tour through the human body and learn more about how your major organs work in this permanent exhibit.

Features in the Amazing Body Gallery include:

  • Approximately 30 interactive video and audio kiosks invite guests to pose interesting questions about human anatomy and health information.

  • A 22-foot-long backbone with ribs descending from the ceiling to the floor, creating the feeling of being inside a giant rib cage.

The hands-on experience includes:

  • Texas-sized, 10-foot-tall walk-through brain with memory games
  • 12-Foot-Tall Beating Heart

  • Skeleton riding a bicycle

  • Colossal walk-up eyeball that demonstrates how your eye receives and perceives images

  • Calorie Crank conveying how many calories you must burn for specific foods you eat

  • Giant Human Heart wheel with biometric systems that check your heart rate while running or walking

  • Jump, Stretch and Hang Activity for vertical hanging endurance

Heart Wall

Take a journey through the heart in a new way with our heart wall. Four connected screens give you functions of the heart, and their importance, as you learn about one of the more complex organs in the body.

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  • Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM-5 PM
  • Free Family Thursday 2 PM-7 PM
  • Sunday 12 PM-5 PM

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Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

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  • Children under 3 FREE
  • Children (ages 3-12) $8
  • Adults $10
  • Seniors (65+) $8

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