Expedition Health

  • Get to the cellular level of science

  • Science demonstrations daily

  • Test yourself at activity stations


Cutting Edge: Dissect-athon

Grades 4-6
Learn how your body functions using dissections! Conduct lots of dissections, including chicken wings, sheep lungs and hearts, and cow eyes.

Modern Heart Medicine

In this Science Bite, Museum scientist Bridget Coughlin explains a potential new -- and less invasive -- treatment that would allow people to grow their own arteries.

Location: Level 2

Expedition Health is not simply another exhibit about the human body. Expedition Health is about YOUR human body-how it is constantly changing and adapting in ways you can see, measure, and optimize through the choices you make.

In the exhibition gallery, visitors will experience highly-interactive, highly-personalized activities, immerse themselves in a theater experience that will engage all of their senses, look at microscopic cells from their own bodies in a laboratory, participate in live demonstrations and programs, and meet new "buddies" who will help them learn about their health.

"The Hikers"

This new addition to Expedition Health was custom-made for the Museum by the creator of BODY WORLDS, and features two whole-body plastinates -- one reaching down to help the other climb a rock face. The Museum is the first in the world to permanently feature an exhibit of this kind. Click here to learn more.

For Educators

Genetics of Taste: A Flavor for Health

Click here to learn about the Health Science Department's live research study, Genetics of Taste: A Flavor for Health, happening right now in Expedition Health. 

This project was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Peak Pass Personal Profile

Do you have the login number from your Peak Pass Personal Profile? Use it here to continue your health expedition.



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Denver, CO 80205

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Closed Christmas
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