Popular Bodies Revealed Exhibition Extends Stay at Moody Gardens in Galveston
Exhibition to Close Sept. 14
GALVESTON, Texas – Following a favorable public response, BODIES REVEALED, the blockbuster exhibition featuring real human specimens, is extending its stay in Galveston. With thousands passing through its doors since opening in Moody Gardens Discovery Pyramid®, BODIES REVEALED will continue to give the public an educational, captivating and fascinating experience through Sept. 14.
“We urge visitors to hurry in for their last chance to see this amazing exhibit,” said Moody Gardens President and CEO John Zendt. “The feedback has been excellent. It truly helps us all to appreciate the wonder of the human body.”
In a relatively short time, BODIES REVEALED has greatly impacted Galveston and has become a leading cultural and educational attraction. Diversified audiences of adults, teens, children and seniors have experienced the Exhibition, including a wide array of organized groups attesting to its universal appeal. Educators have hailed BODIES as an unprecedented tool to learn about the human body in a direct way that makes anatomy, biology, general science and health real, often for the first time.
“We are thrilled to offer the public an extended chance to learn about their health like never before,” said Dr. Roy Glover, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Michigan and Chief Medical Director for the Exhibition and a medical educator with more than 30 years of experience. “This is an exciting opportunity for those who have not yet seen the Exhibition and for those who want to come back to BODIES REVEALED to continue the journey of a lifetime.”
With the Exhibition extending its stay, visitors can enjoy more opportunities to travel through the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory and circulatory systems of the human body. Upon entering the exhibition, visitors find whole-body specimens, organs and partial-body specimens that present the opportunity to see one’s own body in a mesmerizing way. In addition to providing an up-close look inside, the exhibit encourages healthy lifestyle choices by serving as a wake-up call that demonstrates how our own choices directly affect our health.
The Exhibition features a healthy lung and a black lung ravaged by smoking side by side in a vivid comparison that is undeniable – and more powerful than any textbook image. In addition to providing an unsurpassed look inside our skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and circulatory systems, the Exhibition encourages healthy lifestyle choices by serving as a wake-up call that demonstrates how our own choices directly affect our health.
The human body specimens in the Exhibition are preserved through a revolutionary technique called polymer preservation. In this process, human tissue is permanently preserved using liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened. The end result is a rubberized specimen, preserved to the cellular level, showcasing the complexity of the body’s many bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and organs. The full-body specimens can take over a year to prepare and after undergoing the polymer preservation process, they become impervious to decomposition.
Tickets for BODIES REVALED are available at the door, in advance at 1-800-582-4673 or by visiting www.moodygardens.org. The Exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Moody Gardens® is a public, non-profit, educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research.