BODY WORLDS 3 Sprints to the Finish Line with 63-Hour Marathon

Saint Louis Science Center Open Around the Clock for FInal Three Days of ExhibitionWhat:
Due to overwhelming visitor demand, the Saint Louis Science Center is keeping the BODY WORLDS 3 exhibition open for 63 continuous hours starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 29, and concluding at midnight Sunday, March 2 (technically Monday morning). Read the rest of this entry »


Body Worlds 3, Only Few Weeks Remain for Saint Louis!

Body Worlds 3, the amazing exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center will leave Saint Louis in a few short weeks.  The exhibition of real human bodies that have undergone the Plastination process has brought record crowds to the Science Center over the last few months.

Checking with the Science Center staff, there are still many tickets available but it is expected that more popular times will sell out as the curtain draws to a close.

For those who have not seen the show it is awesome and well worth the price of admission – definitely one of those opportunities in life you don’t want to miss.

Background on Body Worlds 3

Throughout the ages, medical scholars and students have strived to understand how our bodies function through exploration of real human specimens. Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS, the most highly attended touring exhibition in the world, takes this tradition one step further by presenting a new look at the human body.

Take an eye-opening journey through the inner workings of the human body, exploring specific areas including the locomotive, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, cardiovascular, digestive and reproductive systems. See muscles, bones and tendons that help us move; study the parts and organs that allow us to fuel our bodies; view the complex pathways of our vascular system; and realize how human life is made possible.

This original and unprecedented exhibition of real human bodies features about 200 authentic human specimens, including whole-bodies, individual organs and transparent body slices that have been preserved through the process of Plastination, a revolutionary specimen preservation process that was invented by Dr. von Hagens in 1977, which replaces bodily fluids and fat with reactive plastics. The specimens on display were generously willed by body donors during their lifetime for the express purpose of Plastination and educational enlightenment. BODY WORLDS 3 offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see and understand our own physiology and health and to gain new appreciation and respect for what it means to be human.


Astounding animal specimens added to exhibition inside Montgomery Bank EXPLORADOME

ST. LOUIS, — December 11, 2007 The record-breaking exhibition BODY WORLDS 3 exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center will unveil a striking animal plastinate duo, The Camel with Baby Camel on Thursday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m. with the assistance of its Forest Park neighbor, The Saint Louis Zoo.

Visitors will marvel at the unique anatomy of a camel and its calf, and learn about the uses for the humps on the camel’s back in which fat is stored. This stored fat can be broken down to supply both energy and water, which in turn makes it possible for camels to go without food or water for several days or even weeks. When these fatty reserves are broken down, the humps will shrink, causing them to fall over to one side.

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