Arts and Industries Building
900 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20560
The health emphasis in America is shifting from curing disease to preventing it. Through 34 interactive workstations, this hands-on exhibition is designed to give visitors the knowledge to become actively engaged in improving their own health by answering such questions as: How many times does the heart beat in an hour? How long does it take for a cut to heal? How many skin cells does a body replace every minute?
- large-scale models of the brain and the heart
- a replica of a completely dissected human nervous system wired to illuminate the pathways involved in everyday activities
- "Musculo-Skeletal Cyclist," a model skeleton (wearing a safety helmet) pedaling a trail bike; one leg shows the bone structure in action, the other how muscles and nerves work together
- a virtual reality tour through the immune system
- a view of healing tissues at the microscopic level
- a demonstration of how posture affects the body
Organized by the Still National Osteopathic Museum & Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
No photography permitted.