Observing the Bodies



Written by Chou Pan |
The Body Exhibit at South Street Seaport in New York provides visitors with information about the human body systems. This is a great opportunity for people who are interested in studying anatomy and biology and those who just simply want to get to know their own bodies. The interesting thing about this exhibit is that all specimens are real.

On Monday April 2nd, Mr. Izadi took his students on a trip to the Body Exhibit in New York. The lighting inside the exhibit was dark overall since the majority of the lights were focused on the body systems and organs. Around the exhibit, there is detailed information written next to the specimens. On the walls in the exhibit are general facts posted about the human body. Walking through the entrance of the body exhibit, we first encountered pictures of the scientists whose study of anatomy led to the details that this exhibit provides about the human body. We came across the skeletal system, muscular system, digestive system, respiratory system etc. Several specimens in this exhibit are purposely positioned to sit and run, an activity people perform every day. One of the displays we came across was the polluted lungs. On display, was a smoker’s lung and a healthy lung. The purpose for this display is not only to inform others about the functions of the lung, but also to inform smokers about the damage cigarettes can do to the lungs. Along with this display, there was a clear standing box full of cigarettes where visitors can discard their cigarettes after viewing the display. The intention is to motivate people to quit smoking and throw their cigarette box away before doing further damage to the lungs. Hopefully, this can give people a second chance to choose a healthier life style. As we walked through the exhibit, we saw stretched out human intestines, fetuses developing in various stages, and displays of arteries, veins, and blood vessels without the body.

There is much more to discover at this exhibit about the human body. Hearing about this exhibit is just not enough. You won’t regret being there in person and observing the specimens with your own pair of eyes. For some, looking at the human specimen can be disturbing but people should know more about their own body system and how the body functions to perform daily activities. This exhibit is great for learning anatomy and physiology, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in knowing more about the human body.

Hyperlink: http://www.bodiestheexhibition.com/newyork/