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Opening day of ‘Bodies Revealed’ exhibit sells out at GRPM

Posted at 4:38 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 06:44:26-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - After nearly a decade, "Bodies Revealed" is set to return this weekend to the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

The "Bodies Revealed" exhibit opens at the museum Saturday, November 16 but tickets for opening day are already sold out.

The exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to view the complexity of their own organs and organ systems includes more than a dozen full body specimens and hundreds of organs.

“Bodies Revealed is an incredible learning opportunity that will enlighten, empower, fascinate and inspire curiosity in museum visitors,” said Dale Robertson, president and CEO of the Grand Rapids Public Museum in a press release. “It is rare to get such an in-depth educational and professional look at our amazing bodies and the complicated way they work – this exhibition gives us this opportunity.

Many of the exhibition's whole body specimens are presented in athletic poses, allowing visitors to better understand their own everyday motions and activities. Other specimens show the damage that can be caused to organs by unhealthy habits, such as over-eating and smoking.

Each specimen is preserved through a technique called polymer preservation, a process that permanently preserves human tissue through the use of liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened.

Tickets can be purchased here. The exhibit will be open through Spring 2020.