My chiropractor told me to go see this show in Philadelphia. I had heard of Body Worlds but didn't know it is being exhibited so close to DC. Could be a bit queasy for the sensitive, but I think it will be an eyeopener to the beauty and health issues of the human form for all us laymen.
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Franklin Institute Science Museum hosts "BODY WORLDS: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies" from October 7, 2005 through April 23, 2006.
Throughout the ages, medical scholars and students have strived to understand how our bodies function through exploration of real human specimens. BODY WORLDS, one of the most highly attended touring exhibitions in the world, takes this tradition one step further by presenting a new look at the human body.
The exhibition features more than 200 authentic human specimens, including entire bodies, individual organs and transparent body slices that have been preserved through the process of "Plastination," a technique that replaces bodily fluids and fat. BODY WORLDS offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see and understand our own physiology and health and to gain new appreciation and respect for what it means to be human.