BODIES - The Exhibition
at the Tropicana Resort & Casino
Have you ever wondered what's underneath your skin? BODIES - The Exhibition, a controversial but popular touring exhibition viewed by over a million visitors in Europe and the United States, is acclaimed as an outstanding teaching tool previously available only to doctors and medical professionals.
Real human bodies have been meticulously dissected and preserved through a revolutionary technique called polymer preservation. Human tissue is permanently preserved using liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened. The end result is a rubberized specimen, preserved to the cellular level, showcasing the complexity of the body's many bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and organs. The full-body specimens can take over a year to prepare, and after undergoing the polymer preservation process, they become impervious to decomposition.
In addition to providing an up-close look inside our skeletal, muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems, the exhibition encourages healthy lifestyle choices by serving as a wake-up call. Authentic human specimens illustrate the damage caused to organs by overeating and lack of exercise. A healthy lung is featured next to a black lung ravaged by smoking in a vivid comparison not likely to be forgotten. Art school students gain valuable knowledge of the body's skeletal and muscular structure, and students on field trips have found the three-dimensional exhibition more powerful than any textbook image.