The human body. What am I?

We discover the human body from an interactive and dynamic perspective

Long-term exhibition

The exhibition "The human body. What am I?" focuses on one of the topics that most interests and also concerns humanity: our own bodies, and every aspect connected with life. Our knowledge and information society never stops, advancing ever more swiftly and with greater momentum towards an unimaginable future. The human body and how it works, though, remains a great unknown.

This exhibition, organised by the MNACTEC with the sponsorship of the Unnim social institution, aims to explain the human body from an interactive and dynamic perspective, through exhibits of interest to all visitors, serving to discover independently and at their own pace how their own bodies work.

In addition to interactive elements, the exhibition also features a major collection of objects from the Museum of the History of Medicine, offering a retrospective view of how human beings have developed a whole range of instruments allowing us to increase our understanding of our organism. The medical instrument collection introduces, for example, concepts such as differences in eyesight, through ocular prosthetics, or blood conditions, through the haemometer and cholesterol meter. Explaining a scientific fact from a fun perspective is no easy task, and the aim has always been to work through metaphors, realities and objects that are as approachable as possible. In order to perform this task, a multidisciplinary team of educationalists, muesologists and primary school teachers, along with other specialists, have worked together with the aim of adapting the content to our society, with its constant transformations.


  2. A MUSEUM SPACE BLENDING PLAY AND LEARNING: The central area of the exhibition gallery comprises 15 interactive modules where visitors can discover how our bodies work through play. These are elements designed for direct experimentation and reflection, drawing conclusions together. The modules are grouped into 5 major thematic areas: Are you sure?, Are you ready?, How do you work? It all depends on you, and You are unique.
  3. A SECTION TO EXPLORE MEDICAL CONTENT IN GREATER DEPTH: A more traditional section with content dealing with the nervous system, the skeletal and muscular system, the immune system, nutrition, circulation, excretion and reproduction.