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Venue/Location: OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave., Phone: 503-797-4000
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 9:30 AM

Pacific Northwest Debut of All-New BODY WORLDS Exhibition at OMSI

Admission: $25.00 Adults / $20.00 Students & Seniors / $17.00 Children
Discount pre-sale ticket available to purchase until October 19, 2011
Ticket price includes admission to OMSI's permanent exhibits as well.

The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) announces its newest featured exhibition, Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Brain.

Decipher the mystery and complexity of the human body and brain. BODY WORLDS & The Brain includes more than 200 authentic human specimens—including entire bodies, individual organs, and transparent body slices—preserved through Plastination, Dr. von Hagens’ revolutionary preservation method. The exhibition highlights the neuroscience research on brain development, performance, disease, and disorders. Through respectful, aesthetic, and often very moving displays, BODY WORLDS & The Brain invites both intensive study and profound reflection on the power, beauty, and fragility of the amazing human body and brain.

OMSI hosted the Pacific Northwest debut of BODY WORLDS in 2007. The exhibition made history at the museum with a total of nearly 400,000 visitors during its 4-month run. “After the extraordinary community response to BODY WORLDS four years ago, we are excited to host a new exhibit, BODY WORLDS & The Brain at OMSI. It presents an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the anatomy of the human body, with both its resilience and fragility. The exhibit also conveys important health messages that OMSI, and our partner OHSU, believe will positively impact the lifestyle choices of many who see the exhibit," said Nancy Stueber, OMSI president. In keeping with his mission of educating people, Dr. von Hagens, inventor of the Plastination process and creator of BODY WORLDS and his wife, Dr. Angelina Whalley, conceptual planner and creative designer of the exhibitions, have created a holistic meditation on the brain that merges anatomy, neuroscience, and philosophy that resonates with everyone.

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