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Great Lakes Science Center reopens with Body Worlds Rx

With the establishment of guidelines from the Ohio Department of Health, Great Lakes Science Center is now reopened with the premiere of the special exhibition, Body Worlds Rx!  The groundbreaking anatomical exhibition reveals the marvels of the human body and the dramatic effects of disease.

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. 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.  Visitors will see specimens that illustrate common ailments like cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Guests will notice changes throughout the museum including frequent hand-washing and sanitization stations and exhibits that have been modified to reduce touch interfaces.  Other exhibits that involve reusable pieces have been modified to allow each social group to use freshly sanitized materials. The Science Center has also instituted increased cleaning procedures that will take place throughout the day, and daily after closing, including “fogging style” and electrostatic mister sanitizing treatments.

All guests and staff will be temperature checked when entering the building and will be required to wear a mask.  Building capacity will be reduced and guests must buy their tickets in advance online and select an arrival time.   

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