Autumn is in the air here in the metro area and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share fabulous events and activities with each of you here on the blog as well as in our monthly book (available in print and online) and across social media. One truly unique activity that’s only available to your family until October 23rd is the Body Worlds: Cycle of Life exhibit downtown. I had the chance to check it out this afternoon and want to share my 3 reasons that you need to explore Body Worlds at Union Station today. Take a look…
3 Reasons You Need to Explore Body Worlds at Union Station Now
“For the first time in Kansas City, BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life – a remarkable educational exhibition from physician and pioneering anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens – invites you to consider the form, function and beauty of the human body through all stages of life.” -UnionStation.org
#1 It’s a Truly One of a Kind Experience
One of the things I love best about living in Kansas City is the access that we have, as families, to fun and educational activities across town. Union Station’s traveling exhibits offer opportunities unlike any other and their Body Worlds: The Cycle of Life is a shining example of just that. Using real cadavers, Body Worlds takes you on a journey through the human life and demonstrates how both genetics and lifestyle choices play an intricate role in how we grow, develop, and change over the course of time. Before entering into the exhibit, you’re given the opportunity to tie in this exhibit with history from Kansas City’s medical community, which I found to be particularly interesting during our visit there.
#2 You’ll Learn Things You Never Knew
From start to finish, you’ll learn something new at every turn during your time at Body Worlds. Your journey begins (literally and figuratively) at the moment of conception where you discover cells, the formation of life, how we grow and come into being, and so much more. The pregnancy cycle was, for me, the most interesting part of the journey. The exhibit not only includes the details and information but also examples of each stage during pregnancy – something that is truly incredible to witness.
From there, you’ll discover parts of the body and how we change and grow through the years as well as how the choices we make (like smoking or not eating right) impact us from the inside out. I was impressed to see so much detail throughout the exhibit. Although the average time to get through (from start to finish) is about an hour an a half to two hours, I could have easily spent far longer reading and learning during my visit.
#3 It’s Only Here For a Limited Time
Like all good things, Body Worlds at Union Station will be coming to an end later this month and you don’t want to miss your chance to explore life like never before. The exhibit is open weekdays (Monday-Thursday) 10am-5pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10am-7pm, and Sundays from 12pm-5pm. Tickets can be purchased online or directly at Union Station now through October 23rd.
In addition to the exhibits that Union Station offers, families can also enjoy access to Science City and the Planetarium during your stay. I highly recommend getting an annual membership to Union Station – ours paid for itself within just a couple of visits. Learn more about Body Worlds: The Cycle of Life and all of the other incredible activities and events at Union Station by visiting them online at UnionStation.org.
From iFamily to Yours,
Holli & The iFamilyKC Team