World of Life

California Science Center

World of Life

Compare your body’s vital systems to those of other animals.

The World of Life looks at systems all living organisms have in common, from respiration to reproduction, and more. To learn about circulation, you can ride a red blood cell through a human body, look at the vascular system of a cockroach, or try pumping blood to a giraffe’s brain.

The dramatic centerpiece of the gallery is The BodyWorks Theater. Through a mixture of animatronics and projected animation, a 55-foot character, named Tess, introduces visitors to the concept of homeostasis. Her heart beats, lungs breathe, blood flows and nerves respond to demonstrate how our bodies stay in balance.  

Exhibits that will educate, enthrall, challenge, and amuse individuals of all ages…. Messages are delivered in ways unlikely to be forgotten.

Shari Road, L.A. Times