Denver Museum of Nature & Science will host popular
exhibition for additional four weeks
(Denver - June 24, 2010) The Denver Museum of Nature &
Science announced today that the popular Gunther von Hagens'
BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart will continue its
run for an additional four weeks, providing extra time to see the
dramatic specimens on display this summer. Originally scheduled to
close next month, the world-renowned health and anatomy exhibition
will remain open through Sunday, August 15.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for both area residents and
summer visitors to the Mile High City," said Dr. Bridget Coughlin,
the Museum's vice president of strategic partnerships and programs
and curator of human health. "We are thrilled to announce the
extension of BODY WORLDS & The Story of the
Heart. It is a compelling experience that makes us
appreciate the complexity and beauty of the human body. The topic
of human health is very personal and appeals to a diverse audience,
and we continue to be amazed by the impact this exhibition has on
The comment books at the exhibition's exit underscore the personal
and powerful reaction from BODY WORLDS visitors in Denver.
Sample statements include:
"The magnificence and majesty of the human body is clearly
illuminated in this blend of science, prose, and education.
Thanks." (5th grade teacher)
"Amazing. I took anatomy classes before but never anything like
this. It was jaw-dropping. BODY WORLDS inspires me to do
something in the field of science and medicine." (19-year-old
"Awesome exhibit and very educational for adults and kids alike.
"At 65 I learned a lot. Wish this was around 40 years ago. I would
have changed my life in many ways. I'm glad it's here for my
grandchildren to learn."
BODY WORLDS at the Denver Museum of Nature &
The all-new exhibition, BODY WORLDS & The Story of the
Heart, reveals-through the lenses of anatomy, cardiology,
psychology and culture-how the heart nourishes, regulates and
sustains life. The exhibition gives Museum visitors profound
insight into the human body, health and disease, and the intricate
world of the cardiovascular system and awes visitors with more than
200 human specimens, including whole-body plastinates, organs and
translucent body slices.
BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart runs through
August 15, 2010. The exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
with extended hours to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
and to 6 p.m. on Sundays. General visitors pay $25.50 for adults,
$16 for children/students (age 3-18 or with a student ID) and $19
for seniors (age 65+); this ticket price includes admission to both
the Museum and the BODY WORLDS exhibition. During extended
hours, general visitors pay $18 for adults, $13 for
children/students and $16 for seniors; this ticket does not include
admission to the Museum.
About the Denver Museum of Nature &
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain
Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety
of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum
visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado,
Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado
Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, check / or call 303-322-7009. Many of the Museum's
educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by
generous funding from the citizens of the seven-county metro area
through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.
About Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS
Dr. Gunther von Hagens invented Plastination in 1977, in an effort
to improve the education of medical students. He created the
BODY WORLDS exhibitions to bring anatomy to the public.
Since 1995, 30 million people in Asia, Europe and North America
have visited the BODY WORLDS exhibitions. The organs and
whole-body plastinates were derived from generous body donors,
individuals who designated that upon their death their bodies could
be used for educational purposes in the BODY WORLDS
exhibitions. More than 10,000 donors have bequeathed their bodies
to Dr. von Hagens' Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg,
Germany. For more information on BODY WORLDS, please visit
For more information, please contact
Heather Hope, APR
Public Relations Manager
Denver Museum of Nature & Science