Over the weekend I took the opportunity to see the Bodies exhibition at the Atlanta Civic Center with my in-laws and some out of town relatives. At Kevin’s request, here’s my “review”:

Incredibly thorough explanation and exhibition of bodies in various states of dissection, highlighting every major systemic differentiation (skeletal, muscular, vascular, nerve, etc.) of the human body

Too. Much. Reading. In order to make the above happen, you’ll likely need to bring your reading glasses and a pair of earplugs (most people end up reading aloud at some point).

I think if I’d gone in for the audio tour I would have appreciated the volume of knowledge more. As it was, by the ninth room you’re at information overload.

Honestly, all my criticism of the show stems from the above points. The bodies are fantastic and the vast array of data can get overwhelming, I suppose.

They say you can see everything in an hour, but our visit was a little over 3 hours and I still felt just slightly rushed.I would have appreciated more seating for reflection/rest and maybe even a way to exit the exhibit at the halfway point for a restroom break and some discussion.

Minor complaints about something that amounts to a crash course in anatomy and physiology.

I reccommend going if you have the chance, but get there early (before 11am) because it can get congested at times due to the self-guided nature.

2 Comments so far

  1. dp (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 7:51 pm

    audio tour is a must – helps you digest the information much more easily. definitely worth the extra few bucks.

  2. D. Campbell (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 3:52 pm

    “Bodies” is an outstanding exhibition. I definitely recommend seeing it while you have the chance.

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