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. REAL BODIES also explores how elements such as breathing, hunger, the rhythm of the heart, and other essential body functions have deep cultural and emotional significance that reach as far back as the dawn of humanity.
Tickets for the exhibition are available online through the exhibition website here, in person at the venue box office on the lower level of Horseshoe (formerly Bally’s), or over the phone on 702-777-2782.
The process used by REAL BODIES is commonly used in this type of preservation. The method is called Polymer Preservation and uses liquid silicone rubber to prevent the natural body process of decaying – ultimately permanently preserving the body. The experts that preserve the displays at REAL BODIES are the best in the business, allowing for nearly perfect preservation. The process can take up to a year, depending on the size of the organ or size of the overall body.
The specimens in REAL BODIES are provided by Dalian Hoffen Bio-Technique Co. Ltd. The specimens are all unclaimed bodies that have been donated by the relevant authorities to medical universities in China. The specimens featured in the exhibition were donated legally, were never prisoners of any kind, showed no signs of trauma or injury, were free of infectious disease and died of natural causes.
An unclaimed body is an individual that has passed away whom no next of kin have come forward to claim, or cannot be found within a period of time set by the relevant authorities.
REAL BODIES is open Monday through Sunday to all ages, beginning at 10 a.m. For the best online pricing with no hidden fees, buy online here. Tickets purchased online through our ticketing link are valid any time. If you do not purchase online, adult general admission ticket prices are $29.95 (plus fees) and child (ages 3-12) general admission ticket prices are $18.00 (plus fees). Tickets can also be purchased at the Horseshoe (formerly Bally’s) box office or by phone at 702.777.2782. Discounts are offered to military personnel, seniors (age 60+), students and locals with proper identification in person at the box office. Discounts are also available for groups of 10+ by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
All tickets are general admission and do not require a dedicated date or time slot. You can attend anytime and days are flexible for up to 10 days before and after date of purchase.
Parking is available for the exhibition in the self-parking garage that services Horseshoe Las Vegas (formerly Bally’s) and Paris Las Vegas. Parking fees vary.
Handbags are allowed into the exhibition, however large bags, suitcases, backpacks etc. are not permitted.
There is no audio description for the exhibition.
Yes you can take photos, but for non-commercial purposes only, and professional photography equipment will not be permitted without prior approval. If you do take personal photos, we’d love it if you could tag us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/REALBODIESlv, and on Instagram at @realbodies_lv, and please use #realbodiesvegas.
No food or drinks are permitted inside the exhibition.
Restrooms are located outside the exhibition near the hotel Food Court area.
No. Tickets are valid for one exhibition entry per person only. Guests may exit and re-enter the exhibition during the same visit however (e.g. to use the restroom), with re-entry validated by box office personnel.
Yes, typically tickets are available for same day admission, however, we strongly recommend purchasing in advance in the event that a particular day is experiencing heavy traffic where it may be at full capacity. Tickets purchased online here are the lowest online ticket price and are good for any day at any time during normal hours of operation, but must be exchanged at the box office for entry.
While everyone’s experience in the exhibition may be different, on average the highly immersive REAL BODIES takes between 45 and 60 minutes to explore. However, all guests are welcome to stay and be fascinated by the 11 thought-provoking galleries as long as they like.
Yes. For all group and school group sales, please email email@example.com. Group/School discounts are available for 10+ visitors, plus 1 free ticket for every 10 tickets (for a teacher / chaperone).
Teachers accompanying school groups receive complimentary tickets in the ratio of 1 free ticket (for a teacher/chaperone) for every 10 tickets purchased. Teachers visiting with their friends or families (not on an excursion) will need to pay the adult rate for entry.
REAL BODIES is a comprehensive educational experience with multi-layered narratives and unique individual specimens presented in dramatic, compelling environments.The full body specimens are presented in more dynamic poses with superior dissection and detail than similar exhibitions. The Exhibition also consists of immersive environments of art, science and culture such as the Anatomist’s Study, which is similar to a walk through cabinet of curiosities that includes unique and sometimes strange examples of the early days of anatomical study. Throughout the Exhibition, there are also artistic installations created by local Las Vegas artists that enhance the rooms and further illustrate the experience of being alive. REAL BODIES explores much more than just the human anatomical systems and the way we work. It is not only an in-depth look at the “how” of human anatomy, but also an exploration of “why,” posing deeper questions in each gallery such as “Why are we here?” “Where are we going?” and “What becomes of us?” It is the largest display of human anatomy on the Las Vegas Strip and with the best online prices, REAL BODIES is simply a better experience at a better value.