Explore the wonders of the human body in Magnificent Me exhibit

Visitors to the Elliott Museum will have a whole new way to explore the biology wonders of the human form during a new, interactive exhibit. Magnificent Me will open with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the museum, 825 NE Ocean Blvd. Reception admission is $5 per person and includes complimentary munchies and a cash bar. Reservations are encouraged; call 772-225-1961 to RSVP.

The Discovery Network’s Magnificent Me exhibit — which will remain at the Elliott Museum through March 15 — will offer guests the opportunity to interact with a variety of medical technologies and hands-on exploration of different human systems. The exhibit examines the body’s muscles and bones, heart and lungs, digestive system, and brain and nerves.

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Some of the exhibit’s highlights that visitors will experience include:

  • What Does a Baby Look Like in the Womb? Use the sensor wand to “see” an ultrasound of the inside of the womb.
  • Can My Hand Fool My Brain? Using special coils, visitors try to tell the difference between hot and cold temperatures.
  • How Does My Brain “See” a Word? Use a slider to rotate a brain and explore how humans process information.
  • How Does My Skeleton Move? Visitors will see their movements translated into a skeleton moving on video.
  • Gas Seat – Visitors have a seat, then bounce up and down to build up gas pressure and see what happens. (Smiles and giggles will more than likely follow!)
  • Can My Ears Fool My Brain? Different sounds are designed to fool the brain.
  • Can My Eyes Fool My Brain? Visitors see what happens when they try out the mirror with a friend.

“Magnificent Me is a fun, engaging and interactive museum exhibit to learn about the amazing human body and its systems,” said HSMC President & CEO Rob Steele. “We especially believe families will have a great time as they learn about how the body’s different parts work.”

Adult admission is $14, children 6 to 12 years, $6, and free 5 and younger. Operating hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for major holidays. For more information, call 772-225-1961 or visit http://www.elliottmuseum.org.

Since 1955, the Historical Society of Martin County has served as a guardian of local history and a cultural center by operating the Elliott Museum and the House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar, which opened in 1876 and served as a haven for shipwrecked survivors. The Elliott Museum seeks to preserve and celebrate the region’s colorful history by presenting an eclectic mix of traveling and rotating permanent exhibits, lectures and experiential events. The House of Refuge’s mission is to educate the public about the historical significance of Martin County’s iconic landmark and to ensure its historical integrity and preservation. For more information, go online to www.elliottmuseum.org or call 772-225-1961.

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