“Bodies… The Exhibition,” an unusual and elaborate tribute to human anatomy, continues on display daily at Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
The exhibit showcases 13 whole-body specimens from China and more than 260 organs and partial body specimens. Nine rooms are dedicated to various parts of the body, including the muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems.
“Bodies” is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and general admission is $32.
Specimens are prepared through a process called polymer preservation in which human tissue is permanently preserved using liquid silicone rubber. The process creates a specimen that will not decay, offering unique teaching possibilities for educators at all levels.
Preparation time varies: a small organ might take only a week, while a full-body specimen might take as long as a year to prepare. After preservation, specimens can last for decades.