'Body Worlds' exhibit returns to OMSI this fall

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Dr. Gunther von Hagens’ bodies are coming back to Portland.

The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) will host the Pacific Northwest debut of von Hagens’ exhibit “Body Worlds & The Brain” next month. The exhibit opens Oct. 20 for a limited engagement.

In 2007, OMSI hosted the Pacific Northwest debut of von Hagens’ “Body Worlds.”

The new exhibit includes more than 200 authentic human specimens, including entire bodies, individual organs and transparent body slices preserved through von Hagen’s revolutionary preservation method called plastination.

The exhibit also highlights neuroscience research on brain development, performance, disease and disorders.

OMSI is offering reduced-price presale tickets now through Oct. 19.

Special prices for advance purchase tickets are $12 for children (3-13 years old); $16 for students (14 and older with student ID) and seniors (63+ years old); and $19 for adults.

Reduced-price tickets are for visits before Nov. 18.

After Oct. 19, regular admission prices are $17 for children; $20 for students and seniors; and $25 for adults.

Tickets are available online at www.omsi.edu or by phone at 503-797-4486. Tickets include admission to the “Body Worlds” exhibit and OMSI’s permanent exhibits.