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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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Hours

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

Click here for the DeBakey Cell Lab hours.

The Museum is closed on the following holidays

  • Thanksgiving Day - November 25, 2021
  • Christmas Day - December 25, 2021

The Museum is open on the following Mondays

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 18, 2021
  • Memorial Day – May 31, 2021
  • Labor Day – September 6, 2021
  • Columbus Day - October 11, 2021
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  • Members FREE
  • Children under 3 FREE
  • Children (ages 3-12) $8
  • Adults $10
  • Seniors (65+) $8

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Members get your first visit FREE, and SMITHSONIAN FAMILY MAX members get an unlimited pass for one full year!

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