You’ll never see your body the same way again! REAL BODIES uses real human specimens that have been respectfully preserved to explore the complex inner workings of the human form in a refreshing and thought-provoking style. System by system, the exhibition provides an approachable and fascinating insight into what's happening inside every one of us.
NOTE: This fascinating exhibit is recommend for 12+, although tickets will be available for all ages if parents/guardians feel their child will benefit.
July 7, 2023 - January 14, 2024
This powerful exhibition explores life by displaying real, perfectly preserved human bodies and more than 200 anatomical specimens. More than a simple display of human specimens, REAL BODIES will connect audiences to a deeper sense of what it means to be alive. Founded on anatomical, cultural, and emotional narratives, the exhibition transforms the way we view the mysterious organism we all share - the human body - and reminds us of all the complexity and magic within us that we often take for granted. REAL BODIES digs deeper into the beauty of the body, mind, and soul than any other exhibition of its kind, and invites you to explore the entire human experience from the first breath to the last.
Sloan Museum of Discovery | Regular Hours
Mondays* - Closed
Tuesdays - 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesdays - 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursdays - 10 AM - 5 PM
Fridays - 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturdays - 10 AM - 5 PM
Sundays - Noon - 5 PM
*Closed on Saturday, September 23, 2023 for
Night at the Museum Fundraiser
Sloan Museum of Discovery
1221 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503
*General Admission to Sloan Museum of Discovery is included with the price of your ticket.
*The Real Bodies exhibit has timed entry in order to avoid overcrowding. Please keep this in consideration before purchasing your tickets. This fascinating exhibit is recommended for ages 12+, although tickets are available for children who are younger than 12 if parents/guardians feel the child will benefit.
Guests Living Outside of Genesee County
$21 Adults 12-59 | $17 Seniors 60+ | $17 Student with ID | $14 Youth 2-11
Children Under 2 - FREE
Combo Tickets: Add admission to Longway Planetarium and SAVE!
$27 Adults | $23 Senior | $19 Youth 2-11 | Children Under 2 - FREE
Genesee County Residents
$8 Adults 12 -59 | $7 Seniors 60+ | $6 Youth - 2-11 years | Children under 2 - FREE
When you arrive, please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to confirm your residency. Longway Planetarium shows are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Your tax dollars are at work.
*Members of Sloan Museum of Discovery
$5 Adults 12 -59 | $5 Seniors 60+ | $5 Youth - 2-11 years | Children under 2 - FREE
*Member discounts are automatically applied at checkout when you log in. When you arrive, please present your membership card and driver's license or ID to confirm your membership level.
NOTE: The REAL BODIES Member Preview will take place on July 6, 2023. This is the only time members will be able to see the REAL BODIES exhibit for free. Go to www.SloanLongway.org/Membership, log in, and select a time to reserve your member preview tickets. If you would like to become a member, please email Membership@SloanLongway.org, call (810) 237-3457, or learn about the various membership packages and register online at www.SloanLongway.org/Membership
School Groups & Field Trips
Learn about the complexity of the human body and gain a deeper understanding of what we're made of, why we're here, and where we're headed! There are 10 main areas within the REAL BODIES exhibition; Anatomy, Breath, Hunger, Rhythm, Move, Think, What Becomes of Us, Love, Beginnings, and Repair. Students will be able to explore each area and expand on each specific area of the body.
The Real Bodies exhibit has timed entry - Groups larger than 20 must register in advance to ensure availability.
To make a reservation for the Real Bodies Exhibition, call 810-237-3409, weekdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or email: Reservations@SloanLongway.org
Since humans first evolved, we have striving to understand our bodies, why we exist and where we are ultimately headed. We all want to know how we work, how blood circulates through our bodies, and how our brains tells our mouths to talk. We want to know why we experience love and fear, and why we do some of the things we do as a species. Real Bodies challenges and deepens our understanding of these questions by exploring what defines humans both physically and emotionally.