Body Worlds: Pulse

BODY WORLDS: Pulse

Closing February 4, 2018!

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Special military discounts!

The California Science Center is happy to honor current and former members of the military and their guests with a special discount to Body Worlds: Pulse and any IMAX film of their choice.

Tickets must be purchased at the California Science Center box office with the presentation of military I.D. Admission is based on ticket availability on the day of your visit. We highly recommend arriving early. This discount is not available on-line. 

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Body Worlds: Pulse

Be Moved!

Discover the west coast debut of the largest BODY WORLDS exhibition in a decade, with new real human-body specimens! Come experience inventor Dr. Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: Pulse — a convergence of aesthetic anatomy, health and wellness.

This special exhibition presents real human bodies in sickness and health. Discover the human body's vulnerabilities and potential, and many of the challenges the human body faces as it navigates the 21st century.

More than 200 plastinated specimens of real human bodies — including whole bodies, translucent slices, and organs – are curated and presented in galleries that feature the different systems of the body. The locomotive, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and reproductive systems are revealed in precise detail through Dr. von Hagen’s invention of plastination, providing a glimpse into the human anatomy that was once only available to medical practitioners. Featured plastinates include an obese body slice, a smoker’s black lung, a liver with cirrhosis, and hardened arteries that show the impact of ill health. In contrast, dancers, sports figures, and a woman bearing life illustrate how bodies function when lifestyles support good health and well-being. Through interactive multimedia, guests can explore the wonders of the human body and marvel at its elegance and complexity.

Discover what makes you move, what makes you tick, and what makes you unique in the largest BODY WORLDS exhibition in a decade.

Groups of 15 or more must make a reservation in advance by calling (213) 744-2019

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The California Science Center welcomes both adults and children to BODY WORLDS: Pulse. However, this exhibition may not be suitable for some children, and the Science Center has determined that a responsible adult must accompany all children 12 years old and younger. We ask that you become familiar with the exhibition by reading the one-page Parent Guide (available in English or Spanish)  before deciding whether or not to bring your child to BODY WORLDS: Pulse. Other material is available for further information.

© Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany, www.bodyworlds.com