New exhibit turns your body – and human biology education – inside out

Advancing Health presented by Mayfield Brain & Spine opens this July

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is helping to advance the region’s understanding, interest and appreciation of health. A new permanent exhibit will focus on body systems, medical innovations and health care professions, inspiring a new generation to care for themselves and others. Advancing Health presented by Mayfield Brain & Spine is set to open this July.

In the upcoming exhibit, you will learn how the body works, the steps to keep it healthy and the breakthroughs that help us back to good health. Through nine sections, each featuring a different body system, you can explore the human body on a cell-by-cell level and from a holistic perspective. In the process, you’ll learn how to better listen to your body, how to better care for yourself and may even be inspired to learn to care for others.

Advancing Health is an exhibit about you, where you can zoom inside your own body to explore how it functions and how technology has helped when systems fail,” said Elizabeth Pierce, president & CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “We want to nurture minds and bodies. With this new exhibit and the support of Mayfield Brain & Spine, we will educate the next generation of healthy individuals who will shape the future of health and care.”

Advancing Health is designed around nine major body systems: heart, blood, lungs, muscles, bones, digestion, immune system, nervous system and mental health. Interactive elements, videos, historic innovations and the latest research immerse you in each system. Learn how your muscles produce tiny electrical signals, explore the current air quality in the Cincinnati region and what that means for your lungs, ride the superhighway of your cardiovascular system and more.

Advancing Health presented by Mayfield Brain & Spine will be the latest permanent addition to CMC’s Museum of Natural History & Science, made possible through the Champion More Curiosity Campaign. The new exhibit will open this July.

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About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized, award-winning institution housed in a National Historic Landmark. CMC is a vital community resource that sparks curiosity, inspiration, epiphany and dialogue. CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012, one of a select few museums in the nation to receive both honors. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History MuseumMuseum of Natural History & ScienceThe Children’s MuseumRobert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® TheaterCincinnati History Library and Archives and the Geier Collections and Research Center. Housed in historic Union Terminal – a National Historic Landmark restored in 2018 and recognized as the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects – CMC welcomes more than 1.8 million visits annually, making it one of the most visited museums in the country. For more information, visit