BODIES: The Exhibition

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(Photo: Wendell Scott)

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Atlantic Station plays host to one of the most peculiar and respectable exhibitions in the city of Atlanta. BODIES: The Exhibition is something that you do not want to miss. From the moment you step in, you are completely immersed in science and spectacle. Now, there are many who think, ‘Science? HARUMPH. That’s boring. I can just look in my textbook to learn about my body.’ Those are also probably the people that blow bubbles from a plastic pipe. The human body is put on full display for learning and fascination, delving into the deep inner workings of–YOU!

I couldn’t stop singing that John Mayer song while walking through the exhibit though. You know the one: “Your body is a wonderland...” It was truly wonderful.  A very big piece that I found comforting, was the amount of respect and dignity used in the preservation of the subjects used. Viewers of this exhibition have so much to discover, it is absolutely incredible. I even learned a fact or two. Don’t believe me? Okay, let’s test it out. 

Do you know how many calories it takes to lose one pound?

You need to burn 3,500 calories more than your body needs. And to gain one pound, you have to consume 3,500 more calories than your body can burn. Just call me Dr. Oz.

BODIES: The Exhibition is truly a ‘can’t-miss’ Atlanta attraction. It’s perfect for anyone at any age. The entire exhibition itself is a self-guided tour that takes about an hour and a half to get through fully. So provide yourself with an ample amount of time. You’ll need it.

The exhibit is located on the second floor of Atlantic Station. For ticket pricing and other information, check out their website here.

–Wendell Scott

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