BODY WORLDS forum

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We are going to start off the comments with an open thread for any reactions, feelings, thoughts about BODY WORLDS. As specific topics start to emerge we may break up the conversation into more specific groups.

So what did you think of the exhibit?

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

we thought the exhibit was really great. one of the best that you guys have put on. it was something that many kinds of people could enjoy. were impressed with the amount of information and things to look at. you guys have done an amazing job. we are extremely impressed. we will for sure tell everyone about it. good job!!

posted on Thu, 05/18/2006 - 11:18am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it was 4 losers only. only sick minded ppl like the ppl who go there shldnt belong in the world. save the rainforest!!!!!!! remember abe lincoln!!!!!!!

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 2:11pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

hello this was an amazing exhibit and i raelly enjoyed seeing it, it was a place where i would come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i think you dont care about this so dont come back anymore then

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 10:48am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it was so boring and sick iv been sitting here for so long waiting 4 my parents to get done so i can leave

posted on Fri, 06/23/2006 - 1:03pm
Taylor's picture
Taylor says:

i agree. i dont like the body parts of men like that. ive been waiting too

posted on Sat, 06/24/2006 - 2:08pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

you have a attitude that sticks, quit thinking of only yourself.

posted on Thu, 09/28/2006 - 5:41pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

don't type that on here than. go do it somewhere else.

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 3:24pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

you really should put fun stuff in it

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 3:07pm
Bob Dylan at 56 yrs old's picture
Bob Dylan at 56 yrs old says:

Are you crazy? This place was amazing!!! It was so fun looking at our bodies at different angles!

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 5:08pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

no im not crazy about this place i pretty much hate it

posted on Sat, 06/17/2006 - 12:27pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

screw that this is fun!!!!!!!! NOT

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:13pm
Joseph's picture
Joseph says:

it was enjoyable, but see the musles for real is kind sick. but when you get use to it.

posted on Wed, 06/21/2006 - 12:44pm
George's picture
George says:

This was a really good exhibit. It was cool to be able to see inside of someone, and it was educational. I thought it was great!!

posted on Wed, 06/21/2006 - 12:47pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I really think you should put some Hands-On exibits. That wouldd be really fun and enjoyable for people of all ages. Just think about it!

posted on Fri, 06/23/2006 - 1:23pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I totally agree!! My kids love to be able to learn things by doing and not just seeing!! They are very active children and just by looking they don't seem to learn as much as when they have the hands on approch!!

posted on Fri, 06/23/2006 - 1:58pm
Madeline's picture
Madeline says:

I agree I think it would be really cool to touch the human body. I know they are fragile but it still would be really cool.

posted on Mon, 06/26/2006 - 6:05pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

u really should put some fun things in for the kids while the parents look around

posted on Sun, 06/25/2006 - 2:19pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this exhibit was one of the best that the science museum ever put on. Except for the viking exhibit. I still have the beads from the necklaces.

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 11:38am
Lindsay Stibal's picture
Lindsay Stibal says:

I really enjoyed Body Worlds, especially the figure skating and baby exhibits.

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 11:10am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this exhibit is really cool and fun!

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 10:01am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

you need to get a life kid. if you dont want to come here then don't come but don't ruin it for everyone.

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 10:39am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

dont be so mean! just because you didnt enjoy the exhibit doesnt mean you have to criticize people for liking it! peace to the world!!

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 1:54pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

There are more than one views to this. If you don't like reading what other people think about this and think its wrong if they don't write it, then don't read the comments page! I didn't really like this exhibit either, it may be educational but it is sick minded in my opinion!!!!

posted on Tue, 06/06/2006 - 5:07pm
nikia davis's picture
nikia davis says:

i think this was a total exploitation of the human body, male or female, and this should not be allowed. then on the flip side, it is very educational, but there are other ways to education rather than exploitation. where the hell is art when looking at the disrespectful poses of a man or female?

posted on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 9:39am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

yu are totaly right this exibit sucked

posted on Sun, 05/28/2006 - 4:25pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It didnt suck! that was awesome! My friend says you have issues

posted on Sun, 06/11/2006 - 2:49pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

You are not right! First this place can teach you so many things you would probably wouldnt know. I do agree though that this exibit was not totally awesome, but it is filled with facts. Without going to vist this exibit you probably still would not know where some bones are placed and some of what the bones are called.

posted on Tue, 06/13/2006 - 12:24pm
Frankinstein the 3rd's picture
Frankinstein the 3rd says:

I didn't think it was a bad exhibit. it was interesting!

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 8:58pm
ram's picture
ram says:

Ithought it was creepy too. But my Dad thought it was really great but looking at all the meat made us hungry for lunch.

posted on Mon, 06/26/2006 - 10:28am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Ummm...are you feeling ok?

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 1:27pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think what u said was really mean!
you can still remember abe lincoln and save the rainforest while enjoying body worlds

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 6:17pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

maybe u just don't know how to apprecaite what nature gave us. the body is beautiful no matter how it is displayed. it is just art

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 9:44am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

No offence but I find the body totally discusting from this angle! When it's got the inside in- then it looks good.

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 2:56pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i totally agree with you. i think it should be portrayed differently.

posted on Fri, 06/09/2006 - 2:32pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i agrre

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 7:57pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

oh, I can't believe you! how can you say that was a loser exhibit! it was awesome! shame on you.

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 10:27am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think you are so wrong this place is amazing. It rox my sox off. I hope that the muesuem does this again. I think it was very cool and educational!!!!

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 5:05pm
NNY's picture
NNY says:

Dear Diary,
Today I learned that inside, i am really, really ugly

NNY

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 6:29pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

nice.....very ugly

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:35pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

What are you thinking,I thought the exhibit was informational and fun.

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 6:50pm
yo momma's picture
yo momma says:

hey hey hey don't be using that language!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:15pm
Amber yang's picture
Amber yang says:

No one belongs in the world then. :P

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:49pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

How could u like it im with u guys its nasty

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 1:50pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Body Worlds was an amazing exhibit that displays great understanding for the human body. It is something that can help everyone begin to understand more about their body and its make up to better our health as a society. Those that don't appreciate this are ones that need to maybe look at it as more of a learning experience to better their own lives.

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 2:46pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Just like the losers who decided to try to improve medicine...hmmm...

posted on Sat, 06/10/2006 - 9:02pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Ok, only the sick minded would think that was sick minded.

posted on Sun, 06/11/2006 - 2:47pm
Lizzie's picture
Lizzie says:

I think this exhibit was awesome! I didnt know soo much about our bodies! i had been longing to see this and it was better than what i thought it would be! it brokedown the body soooooo well!!!!

posted on Tue, 06/13/2006 - 11:38am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I thought body world was cool.

posted on Thu, 06/15/2006 - 1:18pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

What are you thinking!!!!????? This is an incredible scienific discoverey!

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 2:25pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Sick? Not in a real way-when people agree to donate and it is about education. Do not be afraid to understand your body - just like many things replace fear with understanding and respect. Besides its the kind of people the make such exhibits and see them that are the one who will/do work to save the rainforests.

posted on Wed, 06/21/2006 - 9:14am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont think this was ment 4 sick minded ppl. it was kinda cool.

posted on Sun, 06/25/2006 - 9:47am
Molly's picture
Molly says:

This place is awsome. I think that it is very educational!!!!!!! I would recomend this to anyone who wants to be a doctor!!!!

posted on Mon, 06/26/2006 - 11:43am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this was the most nasty exhibit ever. i threw up in my mouth three times. disgusting!!!!!! go juicy!!!!!!!

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 2:13pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i know what u mean. it as a living nightmare! {only i wuz there 4 hrs so i couldn't wake up from my nightmare}

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 4:07pm
Superman's picture
Superman says:

How can you find this scary? You cannot undermine how amazing this exhibit is. If it was so bad, then leave!

posted on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 1:45pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i agree this stunk

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 1:58pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this was a waste of 3 hours

posted on Sat, 06/03/2006 - 2:25pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i thought it was gross!!!

posted on Thu, 05/25/2006 - 9:58am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

You're gross; learn to appreciate things like this

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 5:08pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Hey, now. You're free to disagree with other visitors' opinions, and to say what you want to, but our community policy clearly states that we won't tolerate any personal attacks or name-calling.

Play nice, everyone.

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 5:14pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i yhought the same thing at first....but then as i got deapper into 2 it i realized it was pretty cool.
im really glad i wemt.
tickets were kinda expensive thugh.
it was COOL!!!!!!!

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 5:40pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

well then you must be gross because they are just showing you what you look like.

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 10:44am
ADH's picture
ADH says:

i couldnt diagrre with u more it was really coll 2 c all of the embros and the basketball dude my whole family enjoyrd it alot!
i would defetly tell a friend 2 come!
thx alot SMOM

(science.musem.of.minesota.)

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 5:45pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

So was that fun???? Now I call that disgusting!!!!

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 12:30pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it's just what our bodies look like inside, so if you think that is disgusting you're calling yourself disgusting, get used to it, it's in you!

posted on Tue, 06/13/2006 - 7:20pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

u need to get real and deal kid!!!!!!!!!!!!! If u think it's ssoooo nastie than leave.

posted on Sun, 05/28/2006 - 6:30pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it's only gross because we're so unused to thinking of each other as bloody, meaty blobs. and we are. deal with it.

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 1:48pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

ewwweeee GROSS

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 9:37am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

the exhibit was sucky

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:30pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

If you didnt like it you could just not go to it! my friend says use proper grammer!

posted on Sun, 06/11/2006 - 2:50pm
Lake of the Woods High School's picture
Lake of the Woods High School says:

We thought that the exibit was amazing. We feel that it is not gross in anyway. It wasa look at the human body like no other. thank you very much!!!! it was better then any text book ever written.

Peter, Angel, Ryan, Nikki, Cassie, Anna, Molly, Amy, Sheri

posted on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 2:25pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

is the exhibit still around because i heard it was closed now or something

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 3:18pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

The exhibit will be at the Science Museum until September 4.
Here's the museum's BODY WORLDS website.

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 4:22pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

In the first 34 days of the exhibit, more than 100,000 visitors saw BODY WORLDS. (This happened faster here than at any other venue that has hosted a BODY WORLDS exhibit except for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, which opened the exhibit to coincide with schools' spring break.)

To accommodate the number of people who want to see the exhibit, we're expanding our hours; we'll be open from 9am to 10pm every day. (Last admission to the BODY WORLDS exhibit is at 8:30pm.)

Also, the exhibit will change throughout its run. Today, we're expanding the prenatal area (which has generated lots of visitor comments, both positive and negative) with four new specimens showing abnormal fetal development. And we expect a few new full-body plastinates in the next few weeks.

posted on Fri, 06/09/2006 - 11:57am
Amber Taylor's picture
Amber Taylor says:

I really liked the baby section in Body Worlds..it was interesting to see what each stage in pregnancy looks like. I liked it a lot...it was awesome.

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 11:07am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it was great!

awesome!

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 11:12am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

interesting!

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 9:58am
Gena's picture
Gena says:

The body worlds exibit was ok in my opinion. It would have been better though, in my opinion. If it had been a little brighter in there I probebly would have stayed in the exibit longer. Also if there had been more information on each part, mabey some information on how they help the body work, and such then I would have learned more. From my stand point, the *musium* is for learning, not just showing. If there had also been a more interactive part to each part of the exibit it would draw more people in. You do want money, right? Well make it more family orentated by interactive items. I am impressed by the items ,though,it raises question on the where-abouts that you got the parts. But over all I think that it was displayed well, people could see everything, within time. it was set up well, in order and such. You could see things clearly. It was easy to find the exibit, if you knew the *musium* well enough. I think this exibit was well advertized, as you have sold out.. right? next time there is another exibit, it may be nice to get a email, if you may. my father and mother are parts of the *musium* members. * * = spelling mabey wrong
Signed
Gena

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 6:27pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

If you are not too shy, one excellent way to get interactivity is to ask museum staff and volunteers questions. They have often researched about the exhibit and love to share what they have learned. One reason I volunteer at at the Collector's Corner is to show and talk about the cool crystals and minerals we have. Some visiters will "interact" for over an hour. When people talk with us it often makes our day.

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 9:46am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

If you don't appreciate what the museum does so that you can learn things, go find another museum!

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 1:31pm
Stephanie's picture
Stephanie says:

i'd just like to say that if you wanted the Body Worlds exhibit to be more interactive or family oriented, you could have purchased headphones that would provide you with audio commentary about all of the different exhibits shown. You wouldn't have given yourself a migrane by doing all that tedious reading. Also, you don't have to raise any questions about where they got the parts. They've made it very clear that the bodies were willingly donated, so you don't need to worry about any lawsuits that might pop up. Oh, and it's Museum, not musium. People don't need to come to the exhibit if they are just going to be pessimistic about it.

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 12:50pm
Joe's picture
Joe says:

The specimens in the Body Worlds exhibition come from the Institute for Plastination's body donation program. These generous individuals bequeathed that, upon their death, their bodies could be used for educational purposes in the exhibition. You can learn more about the Body Worlds body donation program by going here.

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 5:25pm
sarah's picture
sarah says:

i LOVE this place soooooooooooooooooooooo much im coming back in the summer sumtime

Love always your science friend
Sarah

posted on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 10:47am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i thought this place was kinda gross but in the same way cool

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 11:39am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Body Worlds is so kool!! but why is there always guys??? I think the puzzle is cool when you have to put the body back together. Me and my friends had names...dr.Brain..Dr.Organs..and dr.Brain..

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 1:10pm
Joe's picture
Joe says:

According to the press materials from Body Worlds, the majority of the whole-body plastinates are male due to the fact that male bodies generally endure the process of plastination better than female bodies. In addition, more males have donated their bodies since the program started. However, most of the organs used in the exhibition are actually from female donors.

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 4:04pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

That was just PR. They finally revealed (www.bodyworlds.com) that they didn't want to appear to voyeouristic by showing too many female bodies.

posted on Fri, 09/22/2006 - 11:14pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i thought the exhibit was great too! I had lots of fun and it was really interesting to see all these real people who were really alive at one time! It was great and I hope a lot of people can enjoy it.\r\n

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 10:26am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i love body world.\r\n

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 2:06pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

okay, i thought this place was kinda cool, but it kinda made me sick!yeah and the martin worker here is really nice!

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:09pm
Gabrielle's picture
Gabrielle says:

I think the website and the mueseum has tons of information for kids and adults also kids and adults can have fun TOO be excited parents even if you don't have children the museum is great I think everyone LOVES IT I agree this is the best science mueseum I've been to.

posted on Sun, 06/04/2006 - 10:19pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

well i thougth this was ok it made me feel preety sick so it wasnt that enjoyable but it is good to know what everything looks like because thats how we work.

posted on Mon, 06/05/2006 - 4:04pm
Jennifer's picture
Jennifer says:

i thought that it was creepy and yet really funny!!! my friend and i thought that it was kinda boring. i also wanted to know why it was so quiet. my favorite body thing was the body holding another body. they were supposed to be figure skating, it was toward the end. the little baby exibit was cool, but it kinda creeped my friend and i out. i thought that the body exibit was cool, but it wasn't as cool as i thought it would be!!! we learned a little about it in school and it sounded gross. i don't get why people would donate their dead bodies to this place, their privets were exposed. i won't ever donate my body. you should have done a better topic instead of bodies. but many old people seemed facinated by this exibit. there was also to many reading discriptions and i didn't read them because they lost my intrest and bored me. i'm sorry that it's boring!!! No effense!!! many people seemed to like it! but i still thought it was boring. why would you waste your money? oh well, this is just my opinion! bye and sorry!!

posted on Wed, 06/07/2006 - 5:19pm
Jake Oak's picture
Jake Oak says:

We thougght the exhibit was great! It was really impressing to see all the bodies that have been donated to the museum. Peace out.

posted on Thu, 06/08/2006 - 3:15pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Ja, es ist sehr gut!

posted on Sat, 06/10/2006 - 6:03pm
Jacob P's picture
Jacob P says:

This thing was really cool. Really cool how the plastination works. I can't wait to come back.

posted on Thu, 06/15/2006 - 11:36am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i disagre.

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 7:55pm
mary jones's picture
mary jones says:

i think that this exhibit was fun and you should do another one similar to this one but some of this stuff is nasty

posted on Sat, 06/17/2006 - 3:32pm
Visitor's picture
Visitor says:

I think the exhibit was done very well over all. Particularly interesting was the pregnancy/fetus/infants exhibit. In future Body Worlds Gunther may want to expound on the functioning of the brain as it relates to the functioning of the body. Particularly, what areas of the brain are responsible for controlling heart and breath rate? What area of the brain is responsible for
coordination? What hemisphere of the brain controls spatial/linear thinking? Or verbal/linguistic thinking? If possible a cross section exhibit featuring the brain similar to the cross section exhibits of the various organs and muscular systems of the body would also be helpful and interesting. Thank you.

posted on Mon, 06/19/2006 - 4:11pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It was just one of the best exhibits I've been to. It helped me see the human body from a completely different view.

posted on Mon, 06/19/2006 - 8:11pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this place was ok at first, thenit got boring, then it just plain grossed me out, it would be nice if you removed the reproductive orgns as well.

posted on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 10:08am
tiffany wendbeg's picture
tiffany wendbeg says:

i thought that this exhibit was interesting and it was cool to look at all the pepole in movements at that you can see there body and how it works!

posted on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 6:57pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it was sooo kool!!!!!!! i liked the part about the babies it was kool to see their growth and development stages.

posted on Wed, 06/21/2006 - 10:19am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I thought that this was one of the most interesting exhibits the Science Museum has ever had.

posted on Wed, 06/21/2006 - 2:19pm
Al Bama's picture
Al Bama says:

I think that the exhibit was informational and intersting, but was a little gross to see the prganat ladies

posted on Wed, 06/21/2006 - 2:36pm
Xavier's picture
Xavier says:

The exhibit was amazing. And very phyiscal

posted on Wed, 06/21/2006 - 5:46pm
David Shefchik's picture
David Shefchik says:

i cant really see what is so interesting about this exhibit. it sort of just bored me and the fact there is a 20 minute line to get in the fetus area is ridiculous. i dont have a problem with people who enjoy it, im just saying it doesnt excite me or interest me.

posted on Sat, 06/24/2006 - 5:11pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i liked it but i think the exhibit needed more women

posted on Sat, 06/24/2006 - 8:43pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I like BBQ, and this was a fansinating look at human bones and flesh.

posted on Mon, 06/26/2006 - 10:32am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The exhibit is really not anything too radical once you think about it; they've been doing this kind of thing to ancient Egyptians for years. This is just a great opportunity for the average layperson to see the inner workings of the most underappreciated machine in existence. Also, don't forget that many scientists have spent many years bringing it to you.

posted on Sun, 08/06/2006 - 7:43pm
Amanda's picture
Amanda says:

I was afraid it would be shocking to see the exibit but I was surprised to find that I wasn't shocked at all. It was interesting and amazing to see how we look on the inside. I'm glad I came to see the exibit today. And I might even visit again before it ends.

posted on Thu, 05/18/2006 - 2:12pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

I was fascinated by the belly buttons. I have no idea what I *thought* a belly button looked like, on the inside, but that wasn't it! Gives a whole new meaning to "navel gazing."

posted on Thu, 05/18/2006 - 3:51pm
KT's picture
KT says:

I thought I'd be pretty freaked out by at least a few of the models, but I found myself approaching each one with a medical fascinaton I rarely posess. I recently had hand surgery and I've also been diagnosed with BHJ syndrome; I found it much easier to understand with suitable models on hand.

posted on Thu, 05/18/2006 - 8:23pm
Merica and Chris's picture
Merica and Chris says:

we really enjoyed the exhibit and enjoyed the learning experience that was offered here. It made us truly consider plastination as an option due to not only the educational purposes but the integrity that was upheld in creating the exhibits and the models as well. We also enjoyed the views on life and death presented throughout the museum. Thank you.

Merica and Chris
Rochester, MN

posted on Fri, 05/19/2006 - 10:43am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

umm

the science museum is a fun place to be
but body worlds was totally radicall it was da bomb

so go to body worlds today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 05/19/2006 - 12:16pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think that the exibit was really fasinating and interesting to look at. I really liked how you showed the reasons for many common problems in the body today such as arthritis and black lung. Good job, Science Museum!

posted on Fri, 05/19/2006 - 4:53pm
evan's picture
evan says:

i like the bodies you have up

posted on Fri, 05/19/2006 - 5:05pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The second time around was even better. I was able to really examine the exhibit. It was truly a once in a lifetime exhibit.

posted on Fri, 05/19/2006 - 5:19pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Just curious: did you see BODY WORLDS twice at the Science Museum of Minnesota, or did you see it once somewhere else?

posted on Thu, 05/25/2006 - 9:51am
JenJen's picture
JenJen says:

i enjoyed the movie that i saw in teh theatre. i also liked the baby exhibit and seeing the development stages of a child. i am glad that i will now be able to complete my extra credit for my Biology class....... thanks

posted on Fri, 05/19/2006 - 8:10pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I thought that Body Worlds was a place of Science, a place of learning about different kinds of things that bodies can do, and I really thought that (now that I have seen this place) learning about our bodies are intersting. I really enjoyed being here and seeing all of the things our bodies can do.

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 12:21pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

MORE WOMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Less men

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 11:38am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it wuz pretty sweet. it wuz totally awesome dude! wicked!!!! everyones should come, and don't forget! its an opportunity u shouldn't miss. even if it sounds gross, its not!!

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 2:11pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i am going right now! It sounds like a life changing experince. thanks for the edvicne o seeing it. Im sure I wont regret it.

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 2:46pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

the human bodies were so cool!!!! They were gross, but awesome at the same time. If you are reading this you should defentily go right down to the exhibit. Its a life changing experince!!!!!!!!!

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 2:49pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I thought the humen bodies were so cool i learned things that I never knew. I'm glad people donated their bodies.I thought the most interesting exhibit was the babies.I hope to come here again sometime.

posted on Thu, 06/08/2006 - 1:51pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It was so gross!!!!!!!!!! All of the muscles were showing and it was not cool. Just seeing inside a body was nasty. so if you want to be grossed out you should go!!!

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 2:52pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

well what did you expect from something called bbody world?

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 9:45am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

who ever u r thats patetic b/c this body worlds duh your goan see that stuff OMG

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 11:59am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think that the body worlds exibet is scary. living nightmare

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 4:05pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think body worlds was really cool

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 4:41pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

awesome it was very fascinating to see how the muscular systems of the body functioned to make your body move. the intellectual learning for my human body grew in fascination.

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 4:45pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

guten tag! meine name ist nicole das exhibt ist toll und SUPER!!!!\r\n

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 5:36pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I thought that the exhibit was GREAT! Because now we get a chance to view it without having people just explain what the body does and looks like, a first had experience is better and more memorable than anything else. So i think that it was a success.

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 5:38pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think it was realy cool and funny.

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 6:42pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think that it was really scarry and i didnt feel quite right among all the male bodys

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 6:44pm
me's picture
me says:

i encourage you people to keep teaching other people about that stuff.my mom is a doctor and found it interesting also.i know some people found it disterbing but i dont.it is exactly whats in your body...whats sooo gross!!!!!\r\n

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 6:55pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I thought it was a fascinating, educational experience. Few people ever stop to think about what lies underneath their skin; what keeps them breathing, moving, and thinking. It's amazing to actually see how complex and fragile we are. It's a unique, rare exhibit, that you should go see if you haven't already.

posted on Sat, 05/20/2006 - 9:25pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i really liked it i thought it would be scary but it was cool and interisting

posted on Sun, 05/21/2006 - 2:39pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

CRAZYCOOL

posted on Sun, 05/21/2006 - 6:46pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I thought that this exhibit was very interesting and I learned alot about the body that I did not already know.

posted on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 1:15pm
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Jack & Collin says:

it was very exciting i learned a lot from this experience. I enjoyed it very much. thanks

sincerely,

jack

posted on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 10:41am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it was super

posted on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 12:26pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Did you find any of the plastinated specimens more interesting/beautiful/disturbing than others? Which were your favorites, and why?

posted on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 12:38pm
Joe's picture
Joe says:

I like the fetal development room best. I found the stages of development and the pregnant woman to be very powerful to me in my current situation as a brand new dad. It's amazing how everything in a woman's body is able to make room for a baby! And to see how a baby grows was great as well.

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 5:38pm
Tanya's picture
Tanya says:

This is PROOF that a baby is a baby from the earliest stages. Therefore, abortion is homicide. It's the killing of an innocent human being. You can tell from the exhibit. That was the best part.

posted on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 2:56pm
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Since this (Science Buzz as part of the Science Museum of Minnesota) is an institution of science I feel compelled to address your use of the word proof. For a scientist proof would be based on empirical evidence (the results of multiple tests and experiments). Scientists rarely claim to have proven anything. They do forward well supported theories based on supporting evidence and many disproven hypothesis.

Visually observing the fetuses is not enough to determine whether a "baby is a baby". This distinction is more of a social definition rather than a scientific one. I don't mean to enter into a debate about the social issues of abortion because this isn't really the appropriate forum for this issue. Yet I do feel compelled to comment on your use of the word proof in a scientific context.

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 5:52pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

This does not prove that abortion is homicide, there is many different views and understandings of what is considered murder.

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 5:21pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

A baby being a baby doesn't proove anything, because it doesn't proove whether or not the baby has a soul. Anyway, this is an extremely controversial topic that upsets a lot of people, so it's not a good idea to write about it here.

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 11:14am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Pretty incredible stuff. The most interesting part of the exhibit was the "fetal development" section. It makes me approach my views on abortion from a different viewpoint after seeing the embryos in the early stages. Very interesting exhibit and highly recommended.

posted on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 4:46pm
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Rebecca Tyler-Rose says:

Wow! What a trip. I found the pregnant woman exhibit in very good taste. I was afraid it was going to be scaryand offensive, but judging by the comments of those standing in proximity to myself, I guess I wasn't the only one who thought so. One thing that was really cool was the fact that I happened to be standing next to a couple of different boyfriend/girlfriend appearing couples near the time line for the embryos....the reaction from the young men was neat, as in they had no conscious idea about babies/developement at those stages. I heard alot of "wow, you can see their fingers, etc...'even after all the PSA'a telling the public that babies are alive at conception...I am not pro..anything, but it was nice to see young people learning.

posted on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 5:13pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I thought the exhibit was really great but I didn't like the body slices.

posted on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 8:08pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

I've always wanted to do a "Freakshow" exhibit. Not some mean-spirited stare-at-the-conjoined-twins kind of throwback deal, but an exhibit about self-made "freaks" of the Pete Rose Circus variety. It won't happen; I only bring it up because the idea seems to spark some of the same emotions, good or bad, that the BODY WORLDS exhibit does. Probably because, in the end, both are exhibits about the human body?

I think there are four stages that visitors to the exhibit go through. (Look around: you can almost see them on people's faces.) The first one is kind of a knee-jerk, visceral reaction. It can be positive or negative--"cool," "revolting," "beautiful," etc. The second is a sense of amazement, which I think happens no matter how you feel about the exhibit. After all, human bodies are amazing. The third is a sense of wonderment: "Why would someone do this?" And the last is a sort of scientific curiosity: "HOW did you DO that?"

What do you think?

posted on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 8:15pm
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Jenn, Nate, Tyler, Matt, Tiff says:

Pretty sure that it wasn't scary but it was interesting to see those fetus', it was super depressing!

It was way too tempting to touchthem so you should have some hands on stuff for us next time! Seriously.

Thanks!

Sincerely,

The 5 of us!

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 9:58am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

wow...how can anyone still think abortion is not killin' a human???

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 2:07pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Hi every body yeah I agrie. My mom s friend's friend is haveing a kid that has \r\nspiabifala or some thing like that and she wants to abort it! at least have the kid and let some family who can take care of a spical need child insted of killing it!\r\n

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 2:49pm
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U Sick PPl says:

That was wrong for anyone to see children shouldn't be exposed to such wrongness and i am sure many parensts agree maybe you should ask your self if this is what you really want your children to see!!!!! i think it was horrible and i am never coming back!!!!

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 3:59pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

This exhibit is good and healthy for all children to witness, I hope your not a parent yourself

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 5:15pm
Joe's picture
Joe says:

Parents visiting the exhibition should read the family guide. It is a great resource to help parents prepare for questions that they might be asked and to help them prepare for their visit with their kids.

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 5:42pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this is such a cool exhibit!!!!! i especially liked the figure skaters very very interesting

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 6:01pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I thought it was cool

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 6:03pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

This is such a cool exhibit. I like the body work or what ever it is called. Its a little bit wrong folr little kids to see the body parts of the adult but its ok because sooner or later they will have to learn it anyways, so the sooner the better. Gotta dip. Bye-bye!!

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 6:21pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Isn't it wrong for you guys to put the body parts up for people to see? I mean, its ok for adult but little kids, its not right. And by the way, isn't exposing other peoples body like killing them and showing it to others. If I was the one who is exposed and torture, then I wouldn't like it. Just try to put them in your shoe for once.

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 6:26pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

I'm not sure what "body parts" you're referring to--the dissected bodies themselves? the individual organs? reproductive organs, individual or as parts of the plastinates?--but I'll take a stab at answering your questions.

The "Families" section of SMM's BODY WORLDS website contains the following information:

"The exhibition is open to visitors of all ages. Like other museums that have hosted BODY WORLDS, we recommend that a parent or adult accompany children under 13, but there is no age requirement. Parents should know that some displays, such as an area on reproduction and fetal development, are located in a separate room that can be bypassed if it is not appropriate; however, many of the plastinates do have visible genitals."

We also recommend that parents and teachers prepare children for what they'll see in the exhibit by talking to them about it ahead of time, explaining what they'll see and what the purpose is.

As for your second question, no, I don't think that showing the plastinates or the individual specimens is in any way like "killing people and showing them to others", or like "torture." You know the disclaimer you see at the end of movies that says something like, "No animals were harmed in the making of this film"? Well, no people were harmed in the making of this exhibit. Every donor signed a lengthy consent form that explained exactly what would happen to his or her body after death. And the donors' families also agreed to the donation.

Not liking the display of the bodies is a perfectly legitimate reaction; I don't mean to minimize that at all. (If you want to read more perspectives on this, surf over to "Scientist on the Spot." We're featuring four different experts over the run of the exhibit, each with a different perspective on organ/body donation and the ethics of the show and related topics. We've featured Paul Wojda, Catholic theologian, for about a month, and we're just about to replace him with May Yeu Heu, Hmong physician.)

But these people CHOSE to be part of the exhibit, and we should respect their choices just as we should respect yours.

posted on Thu, 05/25/2006 - 9:49am
Kelly's picture
Kelly says:

As with any public event, parents are responsible for researching content and exercising their own judgment about what is appropriate for their children to view. I think this exhibit represents an excellent opportunity to broach topics that otherwise mightn't be discussed, and for children to explore science in a very personal way. The SMofM has been very responsible about notifying visitors about the content of the exhibit.

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 5:53pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I thought that this exibit was really cool!!! I liked seeing all the different bodies doing the different activities!!! This was a GREAT experience for me!!! I would diffenetly come again!!!

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 6:38pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

wow!I did not like the baby part at all! I liked the rest. talk to you later, anonymous

posted on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 6:46pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it was alright. i wish i didnt come to see it. i feel sick! but it was a lil ackward straing at their genitals. yuck!

posted on Thu, 05/25/2006 - 10:00am
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mercedes rules says:

i dont kno i hanvt seen it yet but im sure its amazing and cool!

posted on Thu, 05/25/2006 - 10:08am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this exhibit was awesome...anyone who thinks otherwise has problems with themselves and should see a psychologist...anyway thanks for having this... i appreciate it even if some ppl dont. whatev.

posted on Thu, 05/25/2006 - 11:23am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

How could you do this it is gross and distrubing

posted on Thu, 05/25/2006 - 11:48am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

educational value,

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 5:17pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I love your exibit, I learned alot about the human body and how it works. I can't wait to come back and see more of your exibits.

Sincerely Paul Douglas Mahoney

posted on Thu, 05/25/2006 - 11:51am
Sam N's picture
Sam N says:

It was really cool I learned alot anyone that thought it was gross are wimps

posted on Thu, 05/25/2006 - 2:43pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

In the case of the pregnant women who died and were plastinated along with their unborn children, one wonders if these children would have given consent to be plastinated and if these children were at an age of viability where they could have been delivered as premies and survived as people rather than objects of "art"?

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 11:22am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

There was a blanket statement saying that the unborn baby was NOT viable outside the womb. I think people should read what they are viewing instead of staring at it and coming to ridiculous and false conclusions. I also find it abhorrant that people are making this exhibit all about pro-life and pro-choice decisions. Just because a fetus looks like a human at 8 or 10 weeks does not mean that it can function outside the womb as a viable person. Hell, we can't even make our own decisions until we are two years old! Get over your propoganda and appreciate this exhibit for what it is - a way to educate ourselves about how the body works. It an honor and a privilege to be given the opportunity to view something so remarkable and unique.

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 5:02pm
Joe's picture
Joe says:

Good question. The fetuses in the exhibition come from historic anatomical collections. The Institute for Plastination receives old anatomical collections from other established institutions such as museums and universities that they no longer wish to maintain.

“Historic anatomical collections” means that the specimens were obtained before 1920. The specimens were originally displayed in formalin or alcohol solutions. According to available documentation, all failed to survive childbirth due to natural causes or accidents. It is possible that medical technology today could have made a difference, but 80+ years ago, when these babies were born, it was not an option. In the case of the pregnant woman, she was aware that she had an illness that may result in her and her baby not surviving to birth.

posted on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 4:52pm
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Steven Whitney says:

I really enjoyed the exhibit. The anatomical depiction was very intruiging. I hope that i will be able to visit the exhibit in the future when you have more cadavers and other interesting specimens.

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 11:28am
True Lee's picture
True Lee says:

I love it. It's one of the best exhibit ever. My favorite was the women and fetus!

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 4:48pm
patrick's picture
patrick says:

I liked the exhibit very much! People today are not near aware enough of what and who they are, what they are made up of and capable of. This exhibit promotes knowledge of the human species in its physical form in a healthy educational way. Thank you

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 5:13pm
mika's picture
mika says:

It was great. I thought it was fantastic. It was magnificent.

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 7:10pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

The exhibit was well done, but a bit disturbing with the fetus displays. Overall it was worth it to come!!

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 7:50pm
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tacos says:

it was very quackish and sad too!

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 7:53pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

A "quack" is a person who practices fraudulent medicine, usually in order to make money, and is in the business of selling false hope to people who may be genuinely suffering.

I'm curious: how is the BODY WORLDS exhibit "quackish"?

And why was it sad?

(These aren't rhetorical questions; I genuinely want to hear from anyone who holds those opinions.)

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 1:26pm
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Kelly In Chicago says:

Hey, I just have to commend Lisa. It is truly refreshing to hear your comments because they are actually intelligent. I will be seeing the exhibit this weekend, and we are driving from Chicago (we couldn't get in when Body Worlds was here.) Thank you for your comments and keep it up! We look forward to getting to the museum.

posted on Mon, 06/26/2006 - 12:36pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

We absolutely loved the beavers movie. Never realized the beavers made, basically, a new ecosystem. Very impressed with all the information. Keep up the work

posted on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 9:03pm
vicky jo's picture
vicky jo says:

I brought my 7 year old grandaughter. She was amazed. A couple things she commented on were. About the eyes, worried that they were real, and looking at her. And when we got to the heart tables she said gammy they dont look like hearts as in valentine shaped. thru the eyes of a child. I do not regret bring her tho this exhibit.

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 9:44am
izzi's picture
izzi says:

this was eye opening.I thought it was cool.I think that everyone should learn about the human body like that.emmily is cool.

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 10:37am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this was very cool.

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 10:42am
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Emmy,Brit,jd,michele,inge says:

I LOVE SCIENCE!!!!!!

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 10:50am
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Emmy,Brit,jd,michele,inge says:

WE LOVE SCIENCE! But our science grades stink. thanks for putting this GREAT show on. We are so greatful for a wonderful science museum.... is this GREAT or what?:-D

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 10:55am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I hated it. I thought it was wrong. It was interesting but im against it.

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 11:44am
Liza's picture
Liza says:

I wish I had been able to talk to you in the exhibit. I want to hear more about what you didn't like, what you thought was wrong, why you're against it.

Your opinion would be so much more powerful if you elaborated on it a little bit.

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 1:14pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

some of the things here need to change because u see the same thing over and over again

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 12:35pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think it was to dark. the blaack backdrops and dim lighting was a little unnerving. otherwise it was good.

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 2:39pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

For the purpose of science and for people who can handle i thought this exibit was amazing. i am not one of those people but still appreciate all that can be learned from the dissection of the human body.

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 3:13pm
Emma.'s picture
Emma. says:

I think that this is a great place i really i do.

emma age 8.

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 6:01pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I like it!

olivia age 4

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 6:04pm
me's picture
me says:

i think it should be 9,900 times smaller because i was here for a long time.

posted on Sat, 05/27/2006 - 6:54pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this exhibit was interesting. sometimes the models made me sick and made my stomache hurt like the heart and the baby but overall it was a good learning experience.

posted on Sun, 05/28/2006 - 2:12pm
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crapy exibit says:

it was sick and perverted

posted on Sun, 05/28/2006 - 4:27pm
??????????'s picture
?????????? says:

I thought it stunk.It was for people who like dead people and animels.

posted on Sun, 05/28/2006 - 4:36pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Animals? There are no animals (other than humans, of course) in the BODY WORLDS exhibit.

posted on Sun, 05/28/2006 - 7:55pm
Christopher's picture
Christopher says:

With all due respect there are four plastinated blood vessel systems of animals. One is of a chicken, one is of a duck, and the other two are from pigeons. But they are still very interesting and extremely cool to look at.

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 7:31am
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Christopher,

You are so right. My fault.

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 8:54am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i don't mind looking at dead things- if you do, why did you come here in the first place? hey, i went here on a dare.

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 1:50pm
Jane's picture
Jane says:

I thought this exhibit was marvously well done. I thought it a bit too long, but extremely thorough. I was impressed with the different types of heart and lung diseases, but would have been also interested in more about the colon and lower intestines as well. A very thought-provoking exhibit, and one that leads to discussion.

posted on Sun, 05/28/2006 - 4:41pm
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Bailey Samual cox says:

I liked seeing the bodies.

posted on Sun, 05/28/2006 - 5:03pm
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tony olson says:

I liked the part about the archer.

posted on Sun, 05/28/2006 - 5:07pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

We thought the exhibit was very interesting. We had a lot of fun. The kids and the adults really enjoyed it. It was extremely educational and a little sad to realize that the bodies were once with us physically. However, it was through their generiosity and someone's forsight that we were able to learn. We hope to be back soon! Thank you.

posted on Sun, 05/28/2006 - 6:15pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It was very cool. I think their should be more exibits like this

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 9:52am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i thought this exhibit was amazing! learned alot! thank you for putting it on!

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 11:53am
Alice's picture
Alice says:

It was hard to understand but after, it was kind of fun to know.
Thank you.

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 12:47pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Sweet

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 1:34pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i've like been here 2 times and its way marvy. boo to u guys who think it's gross: y did u come in the 1st place? dude, it's way cool.

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 1:39pm
Mary's picture
Mary says:

It was awesome! I had been looking forward to this for quite some time- though I didn't really feel too good about the body slices (*shudder* especially from the smoker)I appreciated what was there. what bugged me was all the tweens and little girls running around and 'eeeeeew'ing at everything they saw. come on, use some common sense, moms!

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 1:46pm
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sean says:

the body worlds thing was so cool. i wish there was more about the baby stages. thanks it was cool

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 1:50pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I havent seen body worlds yet. im still waiting but i saw the movie.. and it was pretty cool,but the stomach and food thing was nasty. Im just glad they didnt keep going.

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 2:05pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it was weird but cool at the same time

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 3:16pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

This was a great exhibit! It really shows how closely conected life and death really are. It also shows how amazing the human body really is!

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 3:59pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I haven't gone yet, but reading these isn't really upping my enthusiasm. Have you guys ever heard the phrase if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all?

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 4:10pm
Joe's picture
Joe says:

But that's what so great about having a conversation like this, I think. Like Liza, though, I wish people would elaborate more about what specifically they did not like and why, rather than just saying it was "gross". As she very nicely stated, opinions are much more powerful if they are elaborated on a little.
One nice way to see another perspecive on the exhibition is to read what Dr. Paul Wojda, a theology professor at the University of St. Thomas and an advisor to the Science Museum of Minnesota for the Body Worlds exhibition, thinks about many of the comments people are leaving in this forum by reading the answers to the questions that visitors are asking.

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 5:49pm
Lundy's picture
Lundy says:

Ithoght it was kind of boring duringsome part but others were realy cool

posted on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 5:50pm
Beckys's picture
Beckys says:

man... people have some bad spelling on here... WHERE IS THE HORSE?!?! and the skin guy? Anywho, this exhibit rocked out loud. SCIENCE MUSEUM RULES!!!! We would live here if we could. Thats all folks!

posted on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 1:37pm
Joe's picture
Joe says:

There are three Body Worlds exhibitions touring the country right now. The plastinates you mention are in the other exhibitions. To find out where they are, visit the Body Worlds website.

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 5:51pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

This exhibit was gross,but not completely horrible.

posted on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 3:06pm
Andrea's picture
Andrea says:

The Body Worlds exibit was really cool, I liked it. I thought it was so interesting to see how everything looked and worked on the inside. It is an interesting exibit, so don't be immature and say it's gross, because it's not, you have to appreciate it. Good job, Science Museum!

posted on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 4:57pm
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moufasa says:

this was very...interisting. yup thats all i got 4 ya... interesting. i personally find it... strange. have fun trying to get people to come back...

posted on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 5:30pm
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mufasa (again) says:

interesting. completly interesting

posted on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 5:33pm
luther's picture
luther says:

u people are weird and don't get what these professors are trying to do. it may be gross and sometimes inappropriate, but it was still cool, awesome, and educational.

posted on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 7:28pm
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G. B. Glaser says:

I think it is an amazing exhibit. I think more emphasis could be put on how the parts work and less on how they were processed. I think it is an opportunity for much more personal education about physiology. Hire many more people trained in physiology to be on site to answer questions and give presentations.

posted on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 7:40pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

we thought the display of the pregnant woman was amazing. it is informational, and we thought it was so cool how you can actually see how the babies look like as they develope inside of you. it definitely took our breath away. thanks for bringing it here for us in minnesota.

posted on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 7:47pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i thought that the exhibit made you think about how you treat your body it was a fun and interesting experience. i enjoyed finding out how they perserve the bodies i would have liked to know how long the process takes it would probably answer a few more questions\r\n

posted on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 8:30pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Go to the "How does plastination work?" section of our BODY WORLDS feature for more information on the plastination technique and how long it takes.

posted on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 9:21pm
The Best Person Ever's picture
The Best Person Ever says:

I think that it was ok there needs to be more hands on stuff. I really liked the baby part you could use that exhibit to stop abortion!!!!!

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 10:43am
anitky's picture
anitky says:

it was really fun looking around the bady world, especially the part of the baby.

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 11:06am
Jeff's picture
Jeff says:

It was the coolest exhibit ever!! but it was kinda dicusting!

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 1:23pm
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polishtotalman says:

This was fun -- i like people that were inside out

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 1:29pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It was really cool I learned a lot.

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 3:54pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I thought it was very interesting. it's hard to believe that those were real people at one time.

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 5:07pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it was cool i guess the baby part made me kinda sad tho.but the rest of it was interesting.

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 5:09pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It was great.It was a great influence for people to donate their bodys!!!

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 5:39pm
kmg's picture
kmg says:

it was pretty cool. if you really think of it people donated their bodys to science.it was kinda freaky that they pulled thier skin off.

posted on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 5:49pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I really liked body world because i learned a lot from the exhibit. My favorite was the baby one. Because you actually get to see the baby inside the mother. It looked very sad. Because one time that mother and baby were once alive.

posted on Thu, 06/01/2006 - 12:49pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this was a really cool exhibet. i really liked it. every one who is just messing around on the comment page is really annoying and mean. it was great. if you didnt see all of it u should see it all.

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 11:34am
dan's picture
dan says:

it was cool and i liked it. everyone who is mesing around is annoying. i think everyone should see it.

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 11:37am
elaniea's picture
elaniea says:

this trip was so sweet i dont wan tto leave mean dead bodys r soo awesome

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:10pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it wasnt that gross just dont look at the bottom parts (ewwwww)

otherwise it was kinda boring

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:35pm
spencer nelson's picture
spencer nelson says:

i thought the exhibit was fascinating. I relly learned alot about the body\r\n

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:39pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

ithought body worlds was cool because you get to see alot of cool stuff and learn some things to.

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:42pm
jacob's picture
jacob says:

This place is the bomb i think so too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:54pm
phia's picture
phia says:

body parts are tight

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 12:54pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I ilke it

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 1:21pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Tis was really awesome! My favorite was the baby exhibit. Sad but interesting.

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 1:25pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Body world is awsome see it now or else.

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 1:52pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this exhibit was cooll

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 2:21pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I thought this exhibit was very interesting and informative. Like it or not, this is how our body looks, whether or not you think its disgusting or not.

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 2:39pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Body Worlds was a really great exhibit, but based on some of the comments left here, apparently it is inapropriate for younger people.

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 2:41pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i think the body worlds exibit is very cool especially the the heart and the lungs with and without smoking. I also think it cool because i want to become a heart surgen!!!!!

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 2:55pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

how do you get the permission to study the babys? Im sure you cant have a 7 week old baby sigh a form...so how? is the mom dead?

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 4:17pm
Joe's picture
Joe says:

The fetuses in the exhibition come from historic anatomical collections. The Institute for Plastination receives old anatomical collections from other established institutions such as museums and universities that they no longer wish to maintain. “Historic anatomical collections” means that the specimens were obtained before 1920. The specimens were originally displayed in formalin or alcohol solutions. According to available documentation, all failed to survive childbirth due to natural causes or accidents.

Today, the decision to donate a fetus is made by the parents or legal guardians.

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 4:21pm
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jb and kb says:

I thought that body worlds was very interesting. I just finished up an anatomy and phys course at school and it was so much more practical to see the real bodies. Diagrams in books work but this exhibit really helped me understand the connection between all the systems. Most intriguing! The big guy up there is so intense... he does some pretty crazy stuff. Go to Body worlds!

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 6:52pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

the exzibit was really cool i really learned alot

posted on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 7:23pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i thought this was really worth the money. i learned a lot about my body

posted on Sat, 06/03/2006 - 3:59pm
Carter Olson's picture
Carter Olson says:

Um.... It was pretty interesting, the obesity bit was very interesting. This exhibit helped me see what my body is like.

posted on Sat, 06/03/2006 - 7:44pm
Taylor Olson's picture
Taylor Olson says:

I liked it, It tought me a lot! Some of it was kind of groose but it was still good. I liked the part with the babies, but it made me kind of sad, to think that they died, and I liked how you guys formed the bodies to be doing some thing. And I really liked the show and some of that was groose to but in a good way, and the other time i said groose it was in a good way, I liked when the babie was born, I LOVE BABIES! so it was great. I can't wait for your next exhibit.

posted on Sat, 06/03/2006 - 7:56pm
Britt's picture
Britt says:

I think the exhibt was really cool!! There were lots of info

posted on Sun, 06/04/2006 - 12:46pm
Bob Dole's picture
Bob Dole says:

It was great and anyone who thought it was bad should actually read things about the human body instead of just glancing at! Everybody should know about the human body!

posted on Sun, 06/04/2006 - 3:55pm
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dick winters says:

waste of money nothing intersting

posted on Sun, 06/04/2006 - 5:16pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I only thought the bodies were cool and interesting not the organs in the boxes. I also enjoyed the pregnant person part with the fetuses and junk.

posted on Sun, 06/04/2006 - 5:29pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it was weird and cool at the same time!weird!!!!!

posted on Sun, 06/04/2006 - 6:00pm
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Julia Strande says:

I loved this exhibit. I thought it was astounding, and exceptionally meaningful. It does not get more personal than your own body, which was what this showed. There was something for everyone to learn about ourselves and each other. I was extremely impressed with the fusion of art and science. Absolutely amazing.

posted on Mon, 06/05/2006 - 11:53am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this was a unique, fun, interesting, educational experience.

posted on Mon, 06/05/2006 - 12:07pm
Lisa's picture
Lisa says:

I wasn't sure what I was going to see when we went to Body Worlds, but left knowing so much about the body it was awesome. For the people with bad comments - maybe you should not have gone and you should continue to live under your rock.

posted on Mon, 06/05/2006 - 12:45pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

This exibit was very interesting and had a lot of information I will come back again. I will tell everyone that I know.

posted on Wed, 06/07/2006 - 8:26pm
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Frankinatein the 3rd says:

I thought it was pretty cool. The audio things really helped me understand it alot more. I learned some things too.

posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 8:54pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I really enjoyed the exhibit i would higly recommen it. Thank you soooooo much!!!

posted on Fri, 06/09/2006 - 2:39pm
chelsea's picture
chelsea says:

i thought that the dancer, figure skater, gymnast were pretty cool. but some things got to repetive so some times it got boring. i think you should have less people in at a time otherwise you don't get to see very much unless you stand there waitin for 20 mins looking at the wall but otherwise it was pretty cool and i think people should stop typing comments if they are just going to put down people for posting comments!

posted on Sun, 10/15/2006 - 2:06pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Some people are like "Oh Yuck," but I think that it was kind of cool. I hope they do one on animals. That would be awesome.

posted on Sun, 06/11/2006 - 2:54pm
Anonymous, MD's picture
Anonymous, MD says:

Please correct your description of how an IUD works. IUD's are not abortifacients. They act by creating a sterile inflammatory response within the uterus, thickening cervical mucus that prevents sperm from migrating through the cervical os. Therefore, sperm and egg never unite. In addition, hormonal-based IUD's, while they don't suppress ovulation, thicken cervical mucus even more.

posted on Sun, 06/18/2006 - 6:58pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

This exibit was good. it was sooooo long, however! Other than that, it rocked!

posted on Sun, 06/25/2006 - 12:06pm
sarah's picture
sarah says:

u should paint the girl's toenails...maybe a nice red

posted on Sun, 06/18/2006 - 8:07pm
Nick Crowley's picture
Nick Crowley says:

I thought it was very interesting to see the inside of the human body. It was kinda gross but it was cool to see the organs of the human body.

posted on Sun, 06/11/2006 - 2:56pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I was just wondering, about how long have people been donating bodies to this project? -Anonymous

posted on Sat, 06/17/2006 - 9:24am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i would rather watch a first grade curling championship than look at this exibit

posted on Sun, 06/25/2006 - 2:00pm
Isabella's picture
Isabella says:

This was very neat, but it was kinda gross how there were still private parts on there, but it was really neat!

posted on Sun, 06/18/2006 - 9:48pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It needs more kids activities and games!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Sun, 06/25/2006 - 3:03pm
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Dr. Burgundy says:

The exhibits were fantastic especially the views of the blood vessels! The only problem was the way that some of the bodies were almost like a work of art by this guy instead of bodies. He even signed them and named them like he was an artist instead of a scientist

Dr. Burgundy

posted on Fri, 06/09/2006 - 5:29pm
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Anonymous McGee says:

This exhibit was interesting and informative. This is one of those things that kids will see and decide to become doctors, just because the exhibit was so fascinating to them. The only thing people are objecting to is the lack of coveredness on the bodies. People, these bodies look just like you do on the inside. You have to understand that this is to enable doctors to learn more about how bodies work so that they can help you and everyone else. I will concede that some of the poses were a little strange, and some didn't have much to do with the body parts being shown. Overall this was an impressive medical exhibit.

posted on Fri, 06/09/2006 - 5:38pm
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KaiMcQ says:

I am an aspiring DNA specialist and I thought the exhibit was interesting as well as mildly amusing. :P You don't like it then don't ruin it for others because everyone is entitled their own opinion. *nodnod*

Peace.

posted on Sun, 06/11/2006 - 4:47pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

It was gross but cool my mom is looking so it will be a long time b4 she gets done

posted on Sun, 06/25/2006 - 3:13pm
T-Roy's picture
T-Roy says:

This exibit was interesting they should makemore exibts lika dis is vary iterestink i ,lika dis xibt

posted on Thu, 06/08/2006 - 10:43am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

personally, I thought this was better than any textbook.

posted on Fri, 06/09/2006 - 8:04pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think this exhibit was amazing. There is something beautiful about the human body, inside and out. Since most of us have little chance to appreciate the amazing pieces that give rise to our ability to live and function, I find that this exhibit really put things into perspective. I am most definitely coming back at least once.

posted on Thu, 06/08/2006 - 11:34am
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Aaron t says:

This is a wierd place but also very educational i personaly think you guys should have more seats. I am amazed in the amount of bodies are open for viewing

posted on Mon, 06/19/2006 - 1:17pm
Graham's picture
Graham says:

I liked it,and I understand how difficult it was to put it together. Some disturbing aspects, though. Ghhh.

posted on Sun, 10/15/2006 - 5:38pm
Sandman's picture
Sandman says:

I think this was a bloody waste of time , i am a morbidly depressed goth child and that still was extremely boring, if i wanted to see posed corpses i would've gone to a museum

posted on Sun, 06/11/2006 - 5:37pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

ok, everyone here just needs to chill out. everyone is entitled to their own opinion. some people are going to think it's gross and wrong, but thats their choice. i personally think that it was very educational.

posted on Sun, 06/11/2006 - 5:52pm
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Weird Sisters says:

this was really cool and the weird sisters really liked it !!!!!!!!!!

the weird sisters

PS loved the dead bodies :)

posted on Sun, 06/11/2006 - 5:59pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this is so weird. i cant believe this is what we really look like!!! i think the baby exibit was kind of sad because these are real babies that actually died and were taken out! how sad

posted on Sat, 06/17/2006 - 1:42pm