Did you know that a baby is born colorblind? Or that your body grows 40 yard of hair every day? And that you produce 12,000 gallons of urine in your lifetime?
Well, if you didn’t know or even if you did, you need to check out BODIES…The Exhibition. Why? Because it’s totally creepy, cool. And because I’m gonna give you a discount. But more about that later.
If you’ve been to the BODIES exhibit in Seattle before, I should warn you the new location is a bit smaller. This was great for someone like me, who has an attention span of a fly. It still took a good hour an a half though, and that’s mostly because we couldn’t stop talking to Crystal, the very knowledgeable guide who walks around, in a lab coat, just in case you have a question. And we had lots. We talked to her about the actual bodies (they were never claimed by their families) and how they died (of natural causes) and man, oh man, she knew her stuff. Crystal definitely deserves an employee of the month award, if for anything, dealing with us yapping her ear off.
For the faint at heart, please know that you are seeing actual bodies. You’ll see muscles, veins, bones, skin and yes, private parts. There is one small area where you can touch a REAL brain and bladder. But besides that, there is no touching, picture taking or even gum chewing anywhere near the bodies.
I don’t want to spoil the whole exhibit for you, so just go for yourself. It’s not just educational. It’s highly interesting. We had a blast with the headsets, especially since there’s a child and adult option. I, of course, being 31 years old chose the child option more times than not. And if you’re wondering if you’re the type of person who would like this sort of thing, I can assure you that BODIES is for everyone. So bring the kids. Go by yourself. Or take your grandma who’s still smoking a pack a day, just to show her what her lung looks like.
And besides, it’s worth a go because through the rest of the exhibit – which officially ends March 28th – you can get a 20% discount when you buy tickets online and enter the code: GEN1
Promo code through March 28th: GEN1
1505 5th Avenue // Seattle, WA
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Thursday – 10 am – 7 pm
Friday – Saturday – 10 am – 10 pm