Bodies Exhibition Opens in Taj Mahal

Premier Exhibitions, Inc. announced that BODIES…The Exhibition will open Saturday, May 24, 2008 in The Xanadu Theatre at Trump Taj Mahal. The exhibit will be open daily from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Seen by more than eight million visitors, BODIES…The Exhibition features real, whole and partial human body specimens that have been meticulously dissected and preserved through an innovative process, giving individuals the opportunity to view the complexity of their own organs and systems like never before.

This ground breaking exhibition provides an up-close look inside the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other systems of the human body. Many of the whole body specimens are dissected in vivid athletic poses, allowing the visitor to relate to everyday activities. In addition, authentic human specimens illustrate the damage caused to organs by over-eating and lack of exercise. A healthy lung is featured next to a black lung ravaged by smoking in a vivid comparison more powerful than any textbook image.

"The Exhibition will change the way people see themselves, " stated Roy Glover, Chief Medical Director of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. "It is designed to enlighten, empower, fascinate, and inspire. Your body is the only thing that you carry with you from the moment you are born until your last breath. Yet we know surprisingly little about ourselves. For centuries, this world has been off-limits to the public – open only to doctors and medical professionals. Now, for the first time, we are pulling back the curtain and allowing the public to see it for themselves, up-close and personal."

The real 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 more than a year to prepare.

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