The Science Museum holds an exhibition entitled ¿Living Bones¿

Apr 5, 2006

The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum is holding a new exhibition, “Living Bones”, which educates the public on bones and their main afflictions. “Living Bones” was opened today by the regional secretary for Events and Projects, Luis Lobón, who pointed out that this exhibition helps to “promote health education amongst the public by means of twenty or so interactive modules that give us greater knowledge of this part of our anatomy”.
The Science Museum holds an exhibition entitled ¿Living Bones¿

The event was also attended by the General Manager of the City of Arts and Sciences, Jorge Vela; the Director of the Science Museum, Manuel Toharia and the General Manager of Novartis OTC, Maite Alibau, the company collaborating on this exhibition. Also present were the Committee of Experts on Menopausal Health, made up of the journalist Rosa Mª Mateo, actress Concha Cuetos, the Head of Gynaecology of the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona, Joaquim Calaf and the director of the Casa de las Ciencias-Domus of A Coruña, Ramón Núñez.

Luis Lobón mentioned that this exhibition brings together scientific precision with an educational and fun aspect, typical of the City of Arts and Sciences. He added that it “presents the anatomy and biology of bones and stresses the importance of looking after them in order to prevent osteoporosis”.

"Living Bones", located on the third floor of the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, uses twenty-four interactive modules to look at topics such as the variety, size and capacity for constant renewal of bones, as well as their resistance and how to protect them, how they work and their health, how bones allow us to move and how to care for them, paying special attention to the role of calcium, nutrition and the benefits of exercise.

Through interactive experience, devices, IT modules, models, set designs and moving pictures, the exhibition tells us what bones are and how they live. From a machine that monitors their resistance to a giant tunnel in the shape of a spine, from tips to help you improve the length of your jump to a study to find out what happened to the owner of a bone and an activity to find out what food we should be eating to obtain the calcium we need.