Museum Offers An Amazing Journey Through The Human Body

Smelly toilets, a giant nose, a huge mouth, and a heart that never stops beating will all feature in a new family-focused exhibition at MOTAT. Body in Action opens on Saturday 20 February and explores the way our bodies work in colourful and exciting ways.

Body in Action encourages visitors to explore different aspects of the human body with more than 20 interactive items, 12 models and displays as well as a selection of objects from the David Warnock Medical Museum.

The exhibition offers puzzles and problems to solve and an extraordinary, interactive journey through the human boy like never before.

MOTAT’s General Manager of Museum Experience Malcolm Anderson explains that the hands-on nature of this science exhibition allows children to have endless fun while putting their minds to work at the same time.

“Visitors can crawl through a giant nasal passage, slide down the oesophagus, venture into one end of the intestines and then learn what happens in the other,” he says.

Body In Action will be open at MOTAT from 10am – 5pm daily from 20 February until 26 June 2016. Entry to the exhibition is included in the MOTAT General Admission fee. See the MOTAT website for further details.

Body in Action is developed and toured by Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North.