BODIES REVEALED Extended
September 8, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BODIES REVEALED, Extended at Imagination Station
Exhibition extended to November 6, 2011
Toledo, Ohio – BODIES REVEALED, the blockbuster Exhibition featuring real human specimens, is extending its stay in Toledo. With thousands passing through its doors since opening at Imagination Station, BODIES will continue to give the public an educational, captivating and fascinating experience through November 6, 2011.
Over 35 schools/universities, from as far away as Detroit and Akron, have visited the Exhibition since it opened. But now with the school year just beginning more educators will now have the unique opportunity to utilize BODIES REVEALED as an extension of their classroom. Grade appropriate exhibit guides have been developed to aid teachers in preparing their classrooms for a field trip to see this world-class Exhibition. Educators are invited to attend a special Teacher Open House on Thursday, September 29 from 3:30-5:00pm to tour the Exhibition and the science center.
“The Exhibition has enabled the science center to draw a broader audience than our normal demographics,” said Lori Hauser, executive director for Imagination Station. “Families have been experiencing the Exhibition together, but more so, it has proven to be an educational opportunity for the entire region, drawing adults, seniors and visitors from throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.”
Diversified audiences of adults, teens, children and seniors have experienced the Exhibition. Educators have hailed BODIES as an unprecedented tool to learn about the human body in a direct way that makes anatomy, biology, general science and health real, often for the first time.
“We are thrilled to offer the public an extended chance to learn about their health like never before,” said Dr. Roy Glover, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Michigan and Chief Medical Director for the Exhibition, a medical educator with more than 30 years of experience. “This is an exciting opportunity for those who have not yet seen the Exhibition and for those who want to come back to BODIES to continue the journey of a lifetime.”
With the Exhibition extending its stay, visitors can enjoy more opportunities to travel through the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, and circulatory systems of the human body. Upon entering the Exhibition, visitors find whole-body specimens, organs and partial body specimens that present the opportunity to see one’s own body in a mesmerizing way. In addition to providing an up-close look inside, the Exhibition encourages healthy lifestyle choices by serving as a wake-up call that demonstrates how our own choices directly affect our health.
Among the 10 full body specimens and over 150 individual organs, the Exhibition features a specimen whose nervous system has been delicately prepared to expose the detailed intricacy of the human body and the meticulous care with which the bodies have been preserved. The Exhibition also features a healthy lung and a black lung ravaged by smoking side by side in a vivid comparison that is undeniable – and more powerful than any textbook image.
The human body specimens in the Exhibition are preserved through a revolutionary technique called polymer preservation. In this process, human tissue is permanently preserved using liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened. The end result is a rubberized specimen, preserved to the cellular level, showcasing the complexity of the body’s many bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and organs. The full-body specimens can take over a year to prepare and after undergoing the polymer preservation process, they become impervious to decomposition.
BODIES REVEALED opened at Imagination Station on May 21 and will be closing on November 6. Tickets are on sale now at imaginationstationtoledo.org and at the door. Tickets to see the Exhibition are timed, so advance purchase is recommended and available online. Because of the sensitive nature of the Exhibition, BODIES REVEALED is in a private exhibition space.
The Exhibition, presented by Premier Exhibitions, Inc., is receiving worldwide acclaim, attracting nearly 15 million visitors from cities around the world. BODIES REVEALED is sponsored by Mercy and Mercy College.
Imagination Station, located on the downtown Toledo riverfront, is a science center dedicated to delivering science and technology based programming to youth and their families throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
WHAT: BODIES REVEALED Exhibition extended through November 6
WHEN: Exhibit Hours are:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-5pm
COST: Admission to BODIES REVEALED requires paid admission to
the science center. The prices below include both.
Adult (13-64) – $18.00
Senior (65+) – $16.00
Children (3-12) – $14.00
Imagination Station Members – $6.00
Children (2 and under) – FREE
Group Rate (15 or more pp): $11.00 (Includes Imagination Station & BODIES REVEALED)
Group Rate (15 or more pp): $6.00 (Imagination Station Only)
WHERE: Imagination Station
1 Discovery Way
Toledo, OH 43604
For more information or to schedule a media tour of the Exhibition, please call Anna Kolin at 419.244.2674 ext. 133 or Theresa Nelson, Public Relations Manager,
Premier Exhibitions, Inc. at (404) 842-7747.