Visited this exhibit yesterday at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It was absolutely amazing. At points during the exhibit, you tend to forget these are real human beings that once walked and talked. But then you catch one with face in tact, eyes glaring forward, and you quickly snap back into the reality of it all.
I would highly recommend that everyone see this exhibit. Though it may be a bit scary for children and I’d recommend not going immediately after lunch if you have a weak stomach.
It’s also eye-opening to see the various comparisons of healthy body parts with those that have been afflicted with a variety of ailments… from smoker’s lungs to the impact of obesity on the heart and blood vessels. I mean, it’s one thing to hear about the damage these things cause to the body… it’s another thing to actually see it.
One of the more amazing displays is the centerpiece of the exhibit… The Equestrian.
Check it out if you get the chance.