Even though this exhibit has toured the US many times over, I somehow have never had the chance to go visit it in person. I have always wanted to, intrigued by the concept of being able to see such things as real human fetuses week by week throughout a pregnancy as well as a healthy human heart sitting side by side next to a heart contaminated by smoking. Educational and inspirational, I've always wanted to see the exhibit but never been in the right location with the right timing. In the next few weeks, we will be getting TWO such exhibits coming to Israel.
The first is the more traditional and famous tour, Bodies: The Exhibition which will be opening its doors on May 21 at Tel Aviv's HaTachana Train Station complex in coastal Tel Aviv. The exhibit will run through the end of August. The exhibit will be open from 10 am to 10 pm on Sundays through Thursdays and also on Saturdays, as well as additional hours on Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm. The entrance fee is 59 shekels, with discounted prices for students, soldiers and certain credit card holders.
As if this exhibit coming to Israel was not enough, there will be some competition. Nearby at Jaffa Port, another exhibit entitled The Human Body will be coming to Israel on June 27, 2012.
Not for the faint of heart, this duo of exhibits are something to put on your calendar in the near future if you've ever wanted to visit such an exhibit and to see cadavers in person for educational and inspirational purposes.