Bodies... The Exhibition Visitors Guide

Bodies...The Exhibition Unveils Huge Heart Statue at South Street Seaport

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Are you fascinated by the human body? Bodies... The Exhibition in New York City allows visitors to examine real human bodies that have undergone polymer preservation to learn more about the human body's inner workings, both in health and in disease. This expensive and fascinating exhibit will be most enjoyed by passionate visitors -- in particular, anyone studying the human body, health science professionals, and anatomy enthusiasts.

Getting There

  • Location: 11 Fulton Street
  • Subways: 2/3, 4/5, or J/M/Z to Fulton Street

Good to Know

  • Plan about 1-1 1/2 hours to visit.
  • There is a complimentary coat check available once you arrive.
  • Audio guides are available for rental.
  • You can save money by visiting on a weekday and/or purchasing your tickets in person.

About

Bodies... The Exhibition offers a fascinating look into the human body, but it's not for the squeamish. It is both thrilling and disconcerting to visit Bodies... The Exhibition. Unlike the models and diagrams you might remember from biology, at Bodies, you get to peer at real human bodies that have been preserved for the exhibition.

Each area highlights a particular system of the body, including the nervous system, the muscular system, and the reproductive system. There are models of entire (or nearly so) body systems, as well as individual organs on display. The displays featured both healthy body systems and diseased organs. There was a warning for visitors before entering a room featuring fetuses at various stages of development, and you could bypass the room easily if you might find that content upsetting.

Depending on your level of interest, you could easily spend an hour or two looking at the many specimens on display.