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Real Bodies: The Exhibition at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

September 28, 2020 - May 12, 2021


Real Bodies: The Exhibition

Fascinating and thought-provoking, now featuring the latest discoveries of COVID-19.

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

Monday, September 28, 2020 – April 11, 2021

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium presents the fall blockbuster exhibit, Real BodiesThe Exhibition.


WHAT: Appropriate for all ages, Real Bodies goes beyond skin deep to reveal the mysteries of human anatomy, exploring the body through physiology, culture and emotion. Visitors will tour real, preserved human bodies, digging deeper into what it means to be alive.

Real Bodies takes visitors on a journey, asking them to explore who they are, where they come from and what they choose to do with the life and body they have.


The bodies have been preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation, a relatively new method of preservation whereby bodily fluids are replaced by liquid plastic, which is then hardened to create a solid, durable anatomic specimen that will last indefinitely.  Most impressively, the process leaves even the finest, most delicate tissue structure virtually intact, down to the microscopic sphere, making the process invaluable for medical study.


The exhibition pushes boundaries while blending art, science and emotion. When visitors explore different symptoms of the body, they will see the deeper connection between breathing, hunger, heart rhythm, love, motion and thought that makes each person unique.

The exhibit will also feature a COVID-19 component, encouraging visitors to learn more about the pandemic’s impact on the human body.


WHERE: South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North; West Palm Beach, FL 33405


WHEN:  Real Bodies opens September 28, 2020 and runs through April 11, 2021.


WHY: “We are thrilled to bring ‘Real Bodies’ to Palm Beach County,” said Kate Arrizza, Science Center President and CEO. “We know our guests will love seeing the science beneath the skin and learning about human evolution through time. This is a rare opportunity to see the human body from the inside, which we hope will spark an interest in children to seek careers in science and medicine. The exhibit is timely with the COVID-19 pandemic, so we are excited to have this platform for learning.”


HOW MUCH: Admission to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium during Real Bodies is $17.95 for adults, $13.95 for children ages 3 to 12 and $15.95 for seniors aged 60 and older.  Science Center members and children under 3 are free. 


VISITOR INFO: For more information about Real Bodies, or other Science Center programming, please call 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org.  Like the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @SFScienceCenter.




September 28, 2020
May 12, 2021
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