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Great Lakes Science Center to open Body Worlds Rx exhibit on March 20

Explore the intricate biology and physiology of human health through more than 100 real human specimens when Body Worlds Rx opens Friday, March 20, 2020 at Great Lakes Science Center!

Through the process of Plastination, a complex preservation method that removes the fluids from the body and replaces them with reactive resins and elastomers, the specimens in this special exhibition offer guests the unique opportunity to be inspired and amazed by the inner workings of the human body.  From organs and muscles to the nervous system and skeletal structures, Body Worlds Rx is an enlightening dose from a prescription for healthier living.  

The opening will mark the second time a Body Worlds exhibition has been featured at the Science Center.  In 2005, the Science Center was the second location in North America to host Body Worlds 2 and it proved to be one of the most powerful and popular exhibitions in the Science Center’s history, drawing more than 390,000 visitors.

The specimens on display in Body Worlds Rx show impressive comparisons of healthy organs and diseased organs, to reveal the physical impact of disease on the body’s systems.  Visitors will see how vital organs are positioned in their body and specimens that illustrate common ailments like arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease and dementia.

“We are thrilled to bring a Body Worlds exhibition back to Cleveland and introduce a whole new audience to this extraordinary experience,” said Science Center President & CEO Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen.  “Body Worlds Rx gives an unprecedented look inside the most sophisticated mechanism in the world, the human body.  And, we are excited that entry to the exhibit will be included with general Science Center admission.”

“At the same time we are hosting Body Worlds Rx, we’re excited to announce new additions to our permanent hands-on exhibits in the Science Phenomena gallery and new early childhood programs families are sure to love as we look toward our 25th anniversary next year,” Dr. Ellenbogen continued.

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(Editor’s note: The Science Center’s fall-winter schedule is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.)