If you've ever wondered if beauty really is only skin deep, come see for yourself beginning Saturday at the regional debut of "Our Body: The Universe Within," at Science Museum Oklahoma, formerly Omniplex, 2100 N.E. 52nd.
The exhibit includes 15 complete authentic human bodies and 135 additional anatomical body-system and health-related exhibits to give visitors an under-the-skin look at the complexity of the human body and how it works.
"This exhibit gives people the chance to see things they wouldn't normally see unless they were going into the medical field," said Shaundra North, the museum's communications director.
The actual body parts are preserved through a patented polymer impregnation process that prevents decay and decomposition. Through these displays, viewers will learn about the nine systems in the human body, from the muscles to the external covering.
If visitors want to take an even closer look, the MicroWorld display will feature high-magnification images of healthy and diseased skin, organs and cell samples. This will expose viewers to cells in the body that impact their health and otherwise would be unseen.
Along with the educational displays, visitors can read about the history of anatomy and how much things have changed since the first time scientists studied the human body.
The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and will be displayed until May 11, 2008. Tickets are $23.95 for adults, $21.95 for seniors and $19.95 for children. Prices include admission to all museum exhibits and a planetarium show.
For more information, call 602-6664 or visit their site.