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The undead in Buffalo

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On July 9th the body world’s exhibit opened at the Buffalo museum of science. It’s well worth the money to see it. It’s $22 for adults, children 3 to 18 and students are $16, and seniors (62 and up) are $19.50. Audio guides are also available once inside for an additional $5 a guide, but the audio guides are also well worth the extra money. The guides provide more information about the exhibit and the particular items there. The museum suggests that you purchase your tickets ahead of time online to avoid waiting inline (especially on the weekend). Tickets can be bought online, by telephone or at the box office located in front of the museum. The last tickets are sold 90 minutes before the exhibit closes for the night. The exhibit itself takes about 1 to 2 ours to go through which flies by because you find yourself gaping at the items.

The exhibit has had record attendance and has put great influence on how people see, well, our bodies. It’s extremely informative and provides amazing examples of how we work inside and out. The best thing about going to body worlds is realizing you’re looking at real humans, people just like you, but they’re not breathing. You find that your mouth drops from all that’s in there and how they actually get there. Whether it is human’s individual bone structure to how the blood vessels work around the heart, this exhibit shows everything (head to toe).

The hours are Monday-Saturday: 9am-9pm and Sunday: 11am-7pm. The exhibit runs until October 2009 so you have plenty of time to see it! Any questions or comments about the exhibit feel free to email me any time.

For more info: www.sciencebuff.org/

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