Our Body: The Universe Within features fascinating, educational look at the human body
The L.A. County Fair is pleased to announce a partnership with OUR BODY: THE UNIVERSE WITHIN, a fascinating, artful and educational exhibit consisting of actual human bodies and organs. The exhibit literally goes "under the skin," revealing the mysteries of the human anatomy. Our Body has been on display at museums and science centers throughout North America. This is the first time it has been presented outside of a formal museum setting, allowing this unique show to reach a broad spectrum of patrons at the L.A. County Fair.
The bodies, specimens and organs have been preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation, or plastination. This process preserves tissues right down to the microscopic level. OUR BODY: THE UNIVERSE WITHIN allows visitors the insight to the inside: giving one a true look at the inner workings of the extraordinary human body.
Upon entering the exhibit, visitors have the opportunity to examine the human body as a whole. Continuing throughout, the exhibit journeys through each of the body’s major systems allowing a firsthand look at how they function and relate to other systems.
All of the anatomical specimens contained in Our Body: The Universe Within originate from China and have been provided for the exhibit in a manner consistent with the laws of China. The anatomical specimens, donated through medical schools and other research facilities in China, are provided by a Chinese foundation to promote educational and medical research of the human body. Specific identities are not listed.
Our Body: The Universe Within will be located in the Grandstand. A separate admission is required. Tickets are $5 if purchased in advance online, and $7 at the door. Children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
The L.A. County Fair opens Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4 – 6 and then Wednesday – Sunday, Sept. 8 – Oct. 3, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Live thoroughbred horse racing at Fairplex Park will be Sept. 9 – Sept. 27, dark Mondays Sept. 13, 20 and Tuesdays.
For more information, visit lacountyfair.com.
Under the direction of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, Fairplex is home to the L.A. County Fair, the largest county fair in the world, as well as The Learning Centers which encompasses Fairtime Learning, The Child Development Center, The Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC), the Junior Fair Board, and the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts. Fairplex also operates a diverse hospitality business with the Sheraton Fairplex, McKinley’s Grille, KOA RV Park, Finish Line Sports Grill, Cornucopia Foods, and the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center (opening 2011). The campus is also home to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona; horse-racing and Barretts Equine Limited; as well as the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. For more information, please visit www.fairplex.com.