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Amazing Body

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Find out what you're made of

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Take a larger-than-life walking tour through the human body and learn more about how your major organs work in this permanent exhibit.

Features in the Amazing Body Gallery include:

  • Approximately 30 interactive video and audio kiosks invite guests to pose interesting questions about human anatomy and health information.

  • A 22-foot-long backbone with ribs descending from the ceiling to the floor, creating the feeling of being inside a giant rib cage.

The hands on experience includes:

  • Texas-sized, 10-foot-tall walk-through brain with memory games
  • 12-Foot-Tall Beating Heart

  • Texas-sized, 10-foot-tall walk-through brain with memory games

  • Skeleton riding a bicycle

  • Colossal walk-in eyeball that demonstrates how your eye receives and perceives images

  • Calorie Crank conveying how many calories you must burn for specific foods you eat

  • Giant Human Heart wheel with biometric systems that check your heart rate while running or walking

  • Jump, Stretch and Hang Activity for vertical hanging endurance  

Heart Wall

Take a journey through the heart in a new way with our heart wall. Four connected screens give you functions of the heart, and their importance, as you learn about one of the more complex organs in the body.

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Take a journey through the heart in a new way with our heart wall. Four connected screens give you functions of the heart, and their importance, as you learn about one of the more complex organs in the body.

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  • Monday - Saturday9AM-5PM
  • Thursday9AM-7PM
  • Sunday12PM-5PM

Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas

Free Family Thursday 2 PM - 7 PM

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  • MembersFree
  • Child 2 & UnderFree
  • Non-member, Adult:$10
  • Non-member, Child (3-12):$8
  • Non-member, Senior (65+)$8
  • DeBakey Cell Lab:$5 ($3 for Members)
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Museum camps enabled my grandchild to learn many facts about the brain and have a hands-on experience. She also made new friends. A good way to start summer vacation.

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My son learned about DNA, bodily functions and fingerprints. These are all items than he has not fully learned in school.

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A different perspective was introduced to my students during their time at the museum. The focus on Heath care professions gives them an idea on what is out there in real world as a future professional option.

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