OdySea in the Desert has been engaging visitors since 2013 with attractions like Butterfly Wonderland, OdySea Aquarium, Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs and Dolphinaris.
The latest addition is Bodies Revealed, which explores the human body’s systems and workings in an educational and informative way. Featuring real bodies, guests will view what lies beneath the skin’s surface. Bodies Revealed runs from March 1, 2018, to March 2019.
“Our attractions are designed to not only educate, but entertain,” said Ran Knishinsky, OdySea in the Desert’s chief marketing officer.
“The decision to bring Bodies Revealed here is a complement to the existing attractions, giving people the opportunity to educate themselves about the body.”
Bodies Revealed includes more than 200 whole and partial human body specimens preserved by polymer preservation. It showcases the complexity of the body’s muscles, nerves, blood vessels, organs and bones.
“We’re very respectful,” Knishinsky says. “We look to provide an in-depth view of the complex and intricate network of organs and systems in an up-close and personal way. Generally speaking, viewing this exhibit is a personal choice. If parents are looking to take their children, it’s up to the parents to determine what the maturity level of the child is, given the nature of the exhibit.
It’ll take the average person 90 minutes to explore the large exhibit, which is set behind glass. Sections of Bodies Revealed are self-guided, but a more robust audio tour will be available for purchase.
“I’ve seen this several times and I’ve fallen in love with the exhibit,” Knishinsky explains. “I found the digestive system as well as the circulatory system exhibits fascinating. Some of these exhibits highlight the importance of nutrition, exercising and healthy lifestyle choices. Seeing a pair of lungs that have been affected by years of smoking was just incredible—and shocking.”
Bodies Revealed appeals to many types of guests, like school groups and college-aged university students.
Staying on the forefront of education and entertainment OdySea in the Desert does foresee.
“We’re already a large destination and drive a lot of traffic to our site,” Knishinsky says. “We seek to expand our portfolio to create new and exciting attractions which have worldwide brand recognition. The Bodies Revealed exhibit fits into that.”
Bodies Revealed, OdySea in the Desert, 9500 Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, 480.951.2100, odyseainthedesert.com, various hours through March 2019, various prices.