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Wednesday, 12 December, 2007 11:46 PM

Final Month to see "Our Body: The Universe Within" at the Detroit Science Center

Blockbuster Exhibition Ends Jan. 6, 2008; More than 240,000 Attended to Date

DETROIT -- Time is running out to see the blockbuster exhibition Our Body: The Universe Within at the Detroit Science Center. This extraordinary exhibit, featuring real human bodies, ends at the museum on Jan. 6, 2008.

Our Body: The Universe Within is comprised of 20 actual human bodies and 135 anatomical displays preserved through a process of polymer impregnation that replaces fluids with polymers that prevent decay and decomposition. The exhibit literally, as well as figuratively, goes "under the skin," exposing the intricacy of the human body and allowing the general public a look at what only doctors and scientists normally are allowed to see first-hand.

Our Body: The Universe Within is the highest attended traveling exhibition ever to be presented at the Detroit Science Center. As of Dec. 1, 2007, more than 240,000 visitors have experienced the exhibition, surpassing the blockbuster 2003 run of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.

Tickets to Our Body: The Universe Within are $24.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors and $19.95 for children. Science Center general admission is free with the purchase of an exhibition ticket. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors may add the IMAX(R) Dome Theatre film The Human Body for an additional $3 for adults and $2 for children and seniors with the purchase of a ticket to Our Body: The Universe Within. Advance tickets are on sale at www.detroitsciencecenter.org.

The Science Center will offer extended hours during the holiday season to allow more visitors an opportunity to see the Our Body exhibition. Extended hours will be offered Dec. 26-29 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Dec. 31 - Jan. 4 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on closing weekend, Jan. 5-6 from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Our Body: The Universe Within is produced by the Universe Within Touring Company, LLC.

The Detroit Science Center is a hands-on museum that inspires its visitors to pursue and support careers in engineering, technology and science. The Science Center features Michigan's only IMAX(R) Dome Theatre; the Dassault Systemes Planetarium; the Ford Learning Resource Center; the DTE Energy Sparks Theater; the Chrysler Science Stage; an 8,700 square-foot Science Hall for traveling exhibits; hands-on exhibit galleries focusing on space, life and physical science; the United States Steel Fun Factory; a children's gallery for pint-size scientists; and a Special Events Lobby. The Science Center has served more than 2.1 million visitors since its grand re-opening on July 28, 2001. For more information, please call 313-577-8400 or visit the website, http://www.detroitsciencecenter.org/.

Source: The Detroit Science Center

 

 

 

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