This weekend: Body Worlds open for 60 straight hours


February 19, 2009
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Scenario 1:
You: Oh man, Body Worlds is closing this weekend and we haven’t gone to see it yet!
Other (spouse, friend, imaginary friend, sworn enemy, etc.): We need to see it before it closes!
You: 1. But I can’t. I am working today.
        2. Its going to be too crowded.
Other: Don’t worry, its open for 24 hours straight this weekend. We can go at anytime, and we can avoid the lines by purchasing tickets online!

Scenario 2:
You: Its 4 a.m. and I am so bored. Nothing is open. I don’t want to sleep.
Other: Lets go check out Body Worlds! Its open all weekend.
You: Now? It’s 4 a.m.!
Other: Yes, now, you fool! Let’s go!

So – these scenarios may or may not happen to you exactly as rendered. But, the fact remains – if you haven’t seen BODY WORLDS 2 & The Brain – Our Three Pound Gem – this weekend is your absolute last chance! Luckily, the exhibition will remain open around the clock during its final weekend in Houston. You’re only available at 2:15 a.m.? No problem. Tickets are available from 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 through 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22.

BODY WORLDS 2 & The Brain – Our Three Pound Gem features more than 200 real human body specimens, including more than 20 whole bodies; healthy and unhealthy organs; and body parts and slices, all preserved through a remarkable process called Plastination – a method for extracting bodily fluids and soluble fat from specimens, and replacing them, through vacuum forced impregnation, with reactive resins and polymers. As a result of this process, visitors to BODY WORLDS will see inside the human body, learn how it works and how it can be affected by disease and lifestyle choices.

Steven
Authored By Steven Cowan

Steven never dreamed his first job out of college would be in public relations, and on top of that working for one of the top museums in the country. After all, he majored in History at Vassar College. Within three months of graduation, he landed a spot in the PR department and has not looked back since. He is fast becoming a communications fanatic, spending a tremendous amount of his time promoting the museum and all it has to offer.

2 responses to “This weekend: Body Worlds open for 60 straight hours”

  1. marci says:

    i AM so excited about this. my birthday is sunday and this is the only thing i wanted to do for my birthday… im driving from lake charles. okay, i lie. i want to go to the mfa too…but its an all museum birthday extravaganza! yay!

  2. Erin B says:

    Marci, you’re my kind of girl 🙂 Hope you enjoy the exhibition! and Happy Birthday!

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