Body Worlds Proving Popular Over Holidays

December 31, 2007 at 5:52 pm | Posted in News from SLSC | Leave a comment
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A visitor to the Saint Louis Science Center can quickly see that the Body Worlds 3 Exhibit on display through March continues to draw large crowds of visitors.  On Saturday December 29th cars filled the Science Center lots and out into the street.

Visitors to the Body Worlds Exhibit exceeded the 100,000  several weeks ago and it would appear interest in the exhibit will continue well into the new year.

BODY  WORLDS 3 is a collaboration between donor, anatomist, and visitor. It is the only public anatomical exhibition that relies on the generosity of body donors?individuals who willed that upon their death, their bodies could be used for the education of many. Excluding a small number of specimens from museum anatomical collections and anatomy programs, the plastinates on display stem from a body donation program begun in 1982 by Dr. von Hagens, now managed by the Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg. The exhibitions have now been seen by more than 20 million people around the world. For more information visit
About the Saint Louis Science Center
The Saint Louis Science Center is one of the top five science centers in the United States, serving 1.2 million visitors annually. Recently named one of America?s most visited museums by Forbes Traveler, the Saint Louis Science Center complex includes a four-story OMNIMAX® Theater, the air-supported Montgomery Bank EXPLORADOME®, the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, and the state-of-the-art Taylor Community Science Resource Center. The goals of the Saint Louis Science Center are to educate, inspire and motivate visitors of all ages and engage the community in public dialogue about science-related issues of the day. For more information about the Saint Louis Science Center and its programs, visit


Body Worlds a Must See

December 21, 2007 at 2:26 am | Posted in Science Center 2008 | Leave a comment
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If you have not had a chance to see the Body Worlds 3 exhibit at the St. Louis Science Center– one word… WOW.  This is definitely the must see exhibit in America this year.

It is hard to describe how fascinating this exhibit is.  Seeing in perfect detail the parts and pieces of the human body – you might think gross but it is honestly amazing.  It gives the visitor a new appreciation and understanding of the human body that is just not possible through illustration or plastic models.  It also makes that “invisible woman” exhibit look like a toy.

I have not had the chance to see the new Camel so it might require a second visit.

New Exhibit Ideas Launched

December 20, 2007 at 7:10 pm | Posted in Science Center 2008 | Leave a comment
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Science Center 2008 launched a new section today creating an opportunity for people to post new exhibit ideas online.  The new section is part of an effort to increase awareness and ideas for change at the St. Louis Science Center.

Not affiliated officially with the Science Center, the grass roots effort should be able to generate some pretty cool ideas and maybe even develop some funding opportunities.

Two ideas have already been submitted to the site “giant google earth” and “rocket park“.

Google Earth Science Center Atrium 

Science Center 2008 was created as an alternative campaign to contrast and at times spoof the presidential election cycle.


December 19, 2007 at 11:00 pm | Posted in News from SLSC | Leave a comment
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Astounding animal specimens added to exhibition inside Montgomery Bank EXPLORADOME

ST. LOUIS, — December 11, 2007 The record-breaking exhibition BODY WORLDS 3 exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center will unveil a striking animal plastinate duo, The Camel with Baby Camel on Thursday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m. with the assistance of its Forest Park neighbor, The Saint Louis Zoo.

Visitors will marvel at the unique anatomy of a camel and its calf, and learn about the uses for the humps on the camel’s back in which fat is stored. This stored fat can be broken down to supply both energy and water, which in turn makes it possible for camels to go without food or water for several days or even weeks. When these fatty reserves are broken down, the humps will shrink, causing them to fall over to one side.


Body Worlds St. Louis Tops 100,000 – Breaks Previous Records

December 5, 2007 at 4:56 am | Posted in News from SLSC | 1 Comment
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BODY WORLDS 3 on Record-Setting Pace; Tops 100,000 Tickets Sold

Travelers at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport get a Sneak Preview of BODY WORLDS 3
Incredible “Six Meter Woman” plastinate installed in airport main terminal ticketing hall

ST. LOUIS, November 20, 2007 ? The blockbuster exhibition BODY WORLDS 3 is on a record-setting pace at the Saint Louis Science Center, more than doubling the previous tickets sold in the first month of any prior presentation.
More than 100,000 tickets to BODY WORLDS 3 were sold as of Monday, November 19. It opened exactly one month ago. By comparison, ticket sales of Titanic in 2001?the previous record-holder?totaled 45,000 in the first month of public display. The popular Grossology exhibition opened in 2000 and sold 42,000 tickets in its first month. Continue Reading Body Worlds St. Louis Tops 100,000 – Breaks Previous Records…

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