GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An exhibition featuring preserved bodies is returning to the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
“Bodies Revealed” will go back on display Nov. 16. The exhibition features more than a dozen whole bodies and hundreds of organs that were donated for educational purposes and preserved, giving visitors an inside look at the complex makeup of our bodies.
Some of the bodies appear in athletic poses while other displays illustrate the damage caused by unhealthy habits like overeating, lack of exercise and smoking.
“Bodies Revealed” first opened in Grand Rapids on Nov. 20, 2010. The exhibition’s curator told 24 Hour News 8 then that the ultimate purpose of the display is to encourage people to take care of their own body by making good health decisions.
The initial exhibition first drew concerns from religious leaders that the bodies are not being treated with dignity, but the people behind “Bodies Revealed” say all bodies are respectfully displayed
Tickets for “Bodies Revealed” will be available for purchase sometime this fall.