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Houston, Texas: Giant Human Organs

Anatomically enormous and enlightening exhibits include a 10-foot-tall walk-thru brain, a walk-in eyeball, a 12-foot-tall beating heart, and a 27.5-foot-long intestine.

The Health Museum

1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX
Inside the The Amazing Body Gallery at The Health Museum.
M-Sa 9-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $10, plus $5 parking
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Giant colon.

Giant Human Organs

Lots of fun and interactive things to do, including hanging out in the 27-foot-long intestine and seeing the giant beating heart! Parking was free across the street at Hermann Park.

[Olivia L., 07/04/2022]

It bears an uncanny resemblance to our old chum from the Colossal Colon Tours of 2002-2004.

Giant heart.

Giant Human Organs

The latest addition to The Health Museum's "Amazing Body Gallery" is the 12-foot-tall Giant Beating Heart. Switched on Feb. 1, 2016, the heart merrily lug-dubs along -- until it suffers a heart attack. This happens every 20 minutes or so, giving visitors an up-close view of its restricted blood flow and muscular spasms.

The Giant Beating Heart is just the latest of several giant organs at this attraction, which already boasts of a 22-foot-long backbone, a 10-foot-tall walk-thru brain, an equally colossal walk-in eyeball, and a 27-5-foot-long crawl-thru colon.

Also unveiled with the Giant Beating Heart was another cardiac-inspired interactive attraction: the Giant Human Hamster Wheel.

[ Team, 02/09/2016]
Transparent Woman

Not the greatest museum, at least for adults. Maybe for kids. Close to others though.

[Curtis, 01/21/2010]

Could see how "Amazing Body Pavilion" might suggest (to us, anyway) plastinated, action-posed cadavers for adult perusal. Health museums like this are usually for families who enjoy a walk-through brain, 27-ft. long intestine, and interactive exhibits. Listed here only for the Transparent Woman as an oddity from an earlier era of health museums!

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