Visitors to the body zone at the Dome will be able to explore the inside of a giant sculpture of two people embracing (see computer-generated image, left). The reclining figures - of indeterminate sex - will contain images and music focusing on the body. Outside will be an exploration area with interactive exhibits on topics such as nutrition, exercise and medical advances. The emphasis will be on learning but 'not preachy'.

The body zone has two advisers or 'godparents' - Sir Michael Peckham, former director of NHS research and development, now director of the school of public policy, University College London, and Catherine Peckham, professor of paediatric epidemiology at the Institute of Child Health.