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Body Worlds Exhibit at Denver Museum of Nature and Science a must see

Body Worlds offers a rare glimpse into human anatomy.
Body Worlds offers a rare glimpse into human anatomy.
Copyright: Gunther von Hagens, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany, www.bodyworlds.com

If you haven’t heard by now, The Body Worlds “The story of the heart” exhibit has reached the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This amazing exhibit offers a rare glimpse inside the human body. The exhibit features more than 200 authentic specimens, including entire bodies, individual organs, and transparent slices; all masterfully designed by Dr. Gunther von Hagens and the Institue of Plastination.

This particular exhibit is focused on the heart, how it works, and how it is connected with every other tissue in the body. The focus of the exhibit is to educate the public about the inner working of the human body and to show the effects of both healthy and unhealthy lifestyle choices (the smokers lungs are an especially powerful reminder of this).

Most of the full body specimens are posed in an athletic position and displayed to illustrate specific anatomical features. This is particularly fascinating because many people in the exhibit find themselves moving their own bodies trying to understand how the muscles all work together, or how an old or current injury is affecting them.
To truly understand the power of not only this exhibit, but your own body, you really must make the trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science before the exhibit closes July 18th.

Exhibition Dates:

BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart will be at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science from March 12 to July 18, 2010.

Ticket Prices:

GENERAL PUBLIC 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. daily

  • (Includes Museum Admission) After 5 p.m. Th, F, S
  • (Exhibition Only)
  • Adults $25.50 $18
  • Juniors (age 3–18) $16 $13
  • Seniors (age 65+) $19 $16

MEMBERS 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily

  • (Includes museum admission) After 5 p.m. Th, F, S
  • (Exhibition Only)
  • Adults $12 $12
  • Juniors (age 3–18) $8 $8
  • Seniors (age 65+) $10 $10 

Parking:

The Museum offers free on-site parking for visitors. Visitors should arrive 30-45 minutes prior to their ticketed entry time for BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart to allow time for parking and ticket pick-up.

Location:

Denver Museum of Nature & Science is located at 2001 Colorado Boulevard in Denver.

On the Web:

More information is also available at www.bodyworlds.com or www.dmns.org

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