Our Body: The Universe Within
Please note: The information on this page pertains to the 2012 San Diego County Fair, which was June 8-July 4, 2012.
Our Body: The Universe Within is a fascinating, artful and educational exhibition consisting of actual human bodies and organs. Appropriate for all ages, this exhibit literally goes "under the skin," revealing the amazing mysteries of the human anatomy.
This new exhibit will be a daily attraction at Surfside Race Place.
Hours: 11:00AM-10:00PM weekdays; 10:00AM-10:00PM weekends.
Admission: $7.00, not including Fair admission. Children 5 and younger are admitted free to the exhibit and the Fair.
Advance purchase through Ticketmaster: $19.00, including the exhibit and Fair adult admission, but not including the Ticketmaster convenience fee.
The bodies, specimens and organs have been preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation. Our Body: The Universe Within allows insight; giving everyone a true look at the inner workings of the extraordinary human body. As people enter the exhibit, they will have the opportunity to examine the human body as a whole. Continuing throughout the exhibit, the journey reveals each of the body's major systems.
This traveling science exhibit educationally and artfully displays approximately 200 organs, human bodies and other anatomical specimens that reveal an enlightening understanding of the human body. It allows people to learn about their own bodies and, ultimately, teaches them how to take better care of their health and make positive lifestyle choices. The exhibition enables them to see and understand the medical conditions friends and family members face in a whole new way.
This unique method of preservation is a process in which the body's water and fat is replaced with reactive plastics. The polymer plastic is initially pliable, enabling the specimens to be placed in different life-like positions and then hardens after infusions. Organs are identical to their preservation state down to the microscopic level. Polymer impregnated specimens are completely dry and odorless.