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Parents with young kids examine a sitting body in the Bodies Revealed exhibit

Bodies Revealed

No longer on display, this exhibition featured real, whole and partial body specimens that had been preserved through an innovative process, giving visitors the opportunity to view the complexity of their own organs and systems like never before.

Bodies Revealed allowed people to learn about their own bodies and, ultimately, taught how to take better care of one’s own health and make positive lifestyle choices.

In this phenomenal exhibition about the amazing and complex machine we call the human body, 10 full body human specimens and hundreds of organs were respectfully displayed to tell the story of the miraculous systems at work within each of us. With a reverent, academic approach, this display allowed people of all ages to more closely observe the skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, respiratory, reproductive and circulatory systems, and to absorb information normally reserved only for medical professionals.

Many of the whole body specimens were presented in vivid athletic poses that allow visitors to better understand their own everyday motions and activities, while other specimens illustrated the damage that can be caused to organs by habits like over-eating, lack of exercise and smoking.

Bodies Revealed was open November 2019 through September 27, 2020.



The Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation


Bodies Revealed was brought to the GRPM by Experiential Media Group, LLC (E/M Group).

Each body and organ specimen in the Exhibition came from individuals who died of natural causes and who consented to donate their bodies for medical and scientific purposes including public education. 

Late Opening Notice.

On Saturday, May 11, the Museum will open at 12 p.m. due to road closures for the Amway River Bank Run.

Early Closure Notice.

The Museum will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 for Museum Adventure After Dark. Tickets are still available!