Today’s Hours

24 hours in the life of you.

Every ordinary day, extraordinary things are happening inside the human body. Your Body: The Inside Story explores a day in the life of the you, with an emphasis on the sounds, smells, sights, and sensations of everyday life.

Exhibit highlights

  • Bed of nails
  • Walk-in beating heart chamber
  • A “symphony” of digestion noises

Every ordinary day extraordinary things happen inside your body

Wake from “sleeping” on a real bed of nails. Watch an ordinary bike ride to school morph into thermal imagery of muscle activity. Stand inside the heart and lungs and feel the rhythmic beats and breaths from your head to your toes.

It’s true — you are what you eat

Touching the tops of different food containers releases the symphonic sounds the body makes after digesting everything from beans to fizzy soda. Groundbreaking video technology follows a cherry tomato as it travels from the mouth to the stomach — illustrating the remarkable transformation from food to fuel. Understand what happens inside your body and you can connect your daily activities to your health — and have fun doing it.