Bodies - The Exhibition at Luxor Las Vegas
It's not necessarily for the squeamish, but Bodies will teach you almost everything you want or need to know about how we're built from head to toe, inside and out. Carefully preserved (and in many cases, disassembled) corpses, stripped of their skin, allow visitors to examine muscles, bones, internal organs -- even the nervous and circulatory systems, with veins, capillaries, and nerve endings painstakingly removed for exhibit.
Once you get over the initial shock of what you're looking at, curiosity quickly turns to fascination, and you may find yourself actually needing to heed the signs that warn, "Don't Touch the Cadavers." Luckily, there are certified nurses on hand as docents to answer your questions, and an audio tour provides additional information for adults or kids (who can get their own specialized soundtrack).
The anonymous corpses that make up the exhibit -- mostly male, and mainly donated by Chinese medical schools -- speak to visitors in many ways, but ultimately leave you both astounded by the many interrelated systems that compose our bodies and humbled by their fragility. You'll learn that your body is far more complex than any computer, learn what a developing fetus looks like gestation to near-birth, and be slightly horrified by the damage that drinking alcohol can do to a liver and how smoking can blacken lungs.
Where Can You See Bodies - The Exhibition
3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
800-557-7428 or 702-262-4400
See the Bodies_The Exhibition website
Hours at Bodies -The Exhibition: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; last admission at 9 p.m.
Tickets for Bodies - The Exhibition: $31 for adults, $29 for seniors, $23 for children 12 and under, $28 for Nevada residents and Luxor hotel guests. Combination tickets with other Luxor attractions also available.
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