Photo: David Trood

Under Your Skin

Open-ended experiments with the visitor in the middle, focusing on; the cell, the musculoskeletal system, the circulatory system and the brain. Several exhibits are built into alcoves with organic shapes that support the personal experience and create room for contemplation.

Under Your Skin

  • 26 classics, with more interactivity, in a new design.
  • Real experiments where the visitors are the scientific subjects.
  • A design that brings the human body to life.

What are your eyes looking at? Photo: David Trood.

What are your eyes looking at?

The visitor is presented with different images on a 22″ screen while the visitor’s eye movements are tracked. The visitor will be able to compare his or her results with the results of other visitors. The visitor can choose among ‘ordinary’ images, and images with a hidden odd/unpredicted or abnormal element.

A look into the 3D brain

This exhibit consists of an advanced 3D computer program that enables visitors to explore the brain with image-creating technologies: fMR, DTI, CLSM, CT and MR. These recordings are reproduced on a 55″ 3D screen, which gives visitors wearing 3D glasses a spatial experience of the brain’s structure.

Get close to your skin

The visitor can study the surface of the skin in a fascinating flexible video microscope that enlarges approximately 70 times. Look out for hairs, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, scars, bruises, sores, blisters, dirt, moles, pigmentation or small blood vessels.

The recordings are projected onto a scenographic sail. This sail merges with other sails that have different skin prints. And this sail, showing an enlargement of real skin, helps to visualize and put into perspective all the other sails of the exhibition.



  • Who do you look like?
  • What do you choose?
  • Get close to your skin
  • Kill a virus
  • The cell
  • Put the organs in place
  • Guess a sound made by your body
  • Muscles and movement
  • Bend a joint
  • How strong is your lower body?
  • How strong is your upper body?
  • How fit are you?
  • Test your reactions
  • See your movements
  • Watch your heart at work
  • Pulse fountain
  • Measure your O2 uptake
  • See the heat from your body
  • When life fades away
  • Look into the 3D brain
  • Brainwave battle
  • What do your eyes look at?
  • Swapping eyes
  • Can you picture things in your mind?
  • Test your brain
  • Dissection of bowels


  • Age: 10+
  • Subject: Biology
  • Area: 400 m2