Overall, this was a nice distraction for a couple of hours, when the usual art and history was getting too much.
The material is grouped by subject, covered room by room on a walking loop. Topics include anatomy, sexuality, perception, pathology. The structure is a bit scattered, being neither comprehensive in breadth nor uniform in depth. Someone with a good knowledge of human biology may not learn a lot new. Some of the historical perspectives are interesting.
Exhibits are made from detailed models, specimens, various devices and illustrations. Highlights are tissue specimens and models of diseased parts. The hands on components are mostly simple matching or Q&A. However, there are some that are a lot of fun, being:
- Sensor / television camera so you can get your own body heat map done
- Matching peoples voices with faces
- Balance beam challenge
- Model of body with horizontal slices
There is not much English information but the material is self explanatory or can be guessed at. The sexuality section is explicit and includes fetish, gender preference and disease. For younger children, expect a lot of questions or usher through this section (not “what is that..?”, but “Why would someone do that...?” - harder to answer)
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