BODY WORLDS: Pulse At A Glance

The California Science Center introduced Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS exhibition of real human body plastinates to the Americas in 2004, drawing a record setting more than a million visitors. In response to popular demand, the Science Center is proud to welcome Dr. von Hagens’ latest exhibition BODY WORLDS: Pulse.

  1. BODY WORLDS: Pulse provides an opportunity to learn about human anatomy, physiology and health. The new generation of plastinates includes an obese body slice, a smoker’s black lung and hardened arteries that show the impact of ill health. In contrast, dancers, sports figures, and a woman bearing life, illustrate how bodies function when lifestyles support good health and well-being.
  2. Through the authenticity of the specimens on display, we experience the wonder of the real human body and marvel at its elegance and complexity. It is because the specimens are real that we connect with them so profoundly.
  3. The California Science Center welcomes both adults and children to BODY WORLDS: Pulse.  However this exhibition may not be suitable for some children and the Science Center has determined that a responsible adult must accompany all children 12 years old and younger. We ask that you become familiar with the exhibition by reading the one-page Parent Guide before deciding whether or not to bring your child to BODY WORLDS: Pulse. Other material is available for further information.