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Body Carnival: Tunnel of Blood
Body Carnival: Tunnel of Blood
Photo courtesy Catawba Science Center
Body Carnival
The Science and Fun of Being You

Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You! uses carnival-themed components to explore the connections between perception and the laws of physics in the human body.

In 2,000 square feet of exhibition space, visitors can learn about themselves while investigating force, pressure, light, color, and more.

Eighteen components invite visitors to:
  • Crawl through a giant artery to see (and hear) the effects of plaque build-up on blood flow;
  • Test their balance as they walk through the 10-foot long Dizzy Tunnel, which simulates a rotating star field;
  • Put on a pair of vision-distorting goggles and discover how sight affects their ability to walk straight;
  • Experiment in the House of Color with with different sources of light; and
  • "Hear" through their bones and muscles while learning how these body parts transmit sound.
Body Carnival: Walk the Plank
Body Carnival: Walk the Plank
Photo courtesy Catawba Science Center
 
As much as possible, Body Carnival exhibits have been made accessible to all visitors. The exhibition also includes four audio descriptor units and a charger. These can be made available at your visitors' service desk.

Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You! was developed by the Catawba Science Center, in Hickory, North Carolina, and The Health Adventure, in Asheville, North Carolina, as part of the TEAMS (Traveling Exhibits at Museums of Science) Collaborative, with major funding from the National Science Foundation.

 

 

Body Carnival includes the following ancillary materials:
  • Ideas for community science events
  • Teacher support materials
  • Training manual for explainers.
  • Components Requirements Cost Shipping
    Entrance
    Balancing Act
    Walk the Plank
    Dizzy Tunnel
    Goofy Goggles
    Wacky Wall
    Get a Grip
    House of Colors
    Tunnel of Blood
    Calculation Station:
    H20
    Target Heart Rate
    Human Yardstick

    Clown Figures (2)
    Feel Music
    Body Challenge:
    Hangtime
    Think Fast!
    Sit and Reach

    2,000 square feet

    10'7" ceilings

    120v AC power

    One interpretive staff person during open hours

    $19,000 member;
    $21,000 nonmember
    for a 12-week booking
    One van

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