Body Experience

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:44:00 BST

In its seventh consecutive year, Body Experience took place on Saturday 18 March at the Manchester Museum.

This popular event brings together researchers from across the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health to celebrate the wonder of the human body. From head to toe, families are invited to explore the human body and complete a passport, visiting body parts from the brain to the lungs and heart, the spine and (almost!) everything in between.

Linking with the Manchester Museum’s programme of Big Saturdays, Body Experience works on a number of levels: experienced researchers can showcase their activities to a large-scale, captive family audience; the event provides a supportive environment for those less experienced to get involved; it provides opportunities for other volunteers to get involved and therefore has participants from undergraduates to professors.

With people waiting for the doors to open at 10am, the visitors were non-stop! We saw over 2,000 visitors, handed out 750 passports and 500 bags, hosted over 80 researchers across 18 stands with 12 volunteers and eight University science buskers.

Comments included:

“Amazing exhibition - I don’t know how I would have told the kids about these topics - but the researchers are great - loved it!”

“Was amazing, kids really going to take a lot back for long-term learning. Would be nice to have it over a week as we couldn’t get to see it all-only three stands! Thank you all”

“So much more than we expected”

A storyboard and video of the day are both available to view.