We hope you ♥ our Heart exhibit as much as we do! This larger than life, 7 foot tall heart model is made of EPS foam. A healthy adult heart pumps nearly 2000 liters of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels every day! That blood is primarily made in the bone marrow of the vertebrae, pelvis, ribs, and skull. Over the course of your lifetime, your heart will work harder than any other muscle in your body.
As the mastermind of the human body, this 3-pound structure is the most complex organ in the human body. The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system. It is estimated that the brain contains over 100 billion nerve cells. Interpreting information from our senses, controlling body movements, and managing the release of hormones, are only a few of the brain’s responsibilities. Scientists are still working to unlock the numerous mysteries of the human brain!
The human skeleton gives the body structure, shape, movement, and support. The body has 206 bones, each composed of several osseous layers. At this exhibit you will not only get to observe a real skeleton, but build one as well!