The Heart: An Online Exploration
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The Heart: An Online Exploration

The Heart: An Online Exploration

Have you ever visited the Heart exhibit in our museum?
Add a memory to The Heart/Bioscience Memory Box!

From the moment it begins beating until the moment it stops, the human heart works tirelessly. In an average lifetime, the heart beats more than two and a half billion times, without ever pausing to rest. Like a pumping machine, the heart provides the power needed for life.

This life-sustaining power has, throughout time, caused an air of mystery to surround the heart. Modern technology has removed much of the mystery, but there is still an air of fascination and curiosity.

Explore the heart. Discover the complexities of its development and structure. Follow the blood through the blood vessels. Wander through the weblike body systems. Learn how to have a healthy heart and how to monitor your heart's health. Look back at the history of heart science.

Soon, your fascination and curiosity may lead to understanding and respect.

To learn more about the heart, try taking a look at some recommended resource materials, enrichment activities, and a brief glossary.

The Heart Preview Gallery
Before you begin your tour of the exhibit, visit The Heart Preview Gallery to see what's inside.

Our Table of Contents will help you find your way through the exhibit.

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Plan a visit to The Franklin Institute to see the original, famous walk-through Heart exhibit which inspired this online exploration. (closed for renovation until October 1, 2004.)

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