No bones about it! The West Palm Beach-based South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is offering discounted tickets to the blockbuster exhibit, “Our Body: The Universe Within.” Pre-sale tickets will be available Saturday, October 1, 2016, through Friday, October 21, 2016, which will be $2 off regular admission. Discounted adult tickets will be $14.95, seniors $12.95 and children ages 3-12 will get in for $10.95. Science Center members will be free. Tickets will be available for advance purchase at https://www.sfsciencecenter.org/our-body-universe-within-coming-october-2016.
“Our Body: The Universe Within” will let visitors see the inner workings of the human body during the world-renowned exhibit, which debuts to the public on Saturday, October 22. The seasonal exhibition includes approximately 200 real-life human specimens in a fascinating, artful, educational and dignified display. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, April 23, 2017.
“This exhibit is a tremendous opportunity to expose young people to science and spark creativity in the next generation,” said Lew Crampton, Science Center CEO. “Inspiring young minds is one of the top goals of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, and offering discounts on admission is offering some children admission into a world of wonder. Normally only doctors and scientists are allowed to see this extraordinary in-depth look at the human anatomy, which makes this a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
The exhibition is presented by Jupiter Medical Center and Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. Modernizing Medicine is presenting the Musculoskeletal Gallery part of the exhibition. “Our mission is to care for the health and wellness of our community, and education is crucial to the cause,” said Jupiter Medical Center President and CEO John Couris. “When we heard the Science Center was working on this project, we were immediately enthusiastic about the opportunity to partner because this is sure to be a blockbuster exhibit, one that will raise awareness about health, wellness and the unlimited potential of science.” Appropriate for all ages, Our Body literally goes “under the skin” on an organ and systematic level to reveal the mysteries of human anatomy. Visitors will tour more than 5,000-square-feet of three-dimensional human bodies, specimens and organs, which were preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation. Polymer impregnation is a relatively new method of preservation whereby bodily fluids are replaced by liquid plastic, which is then hardened to create a solid, durable anatomic specimen that will last indefinitely. Most impressively, the process leaves even the finest, most delicate tissue structure virtually intact, down to the microscopic sphere, making the process invaluable for medical study. “We hope people walk away with a much stronger appreciation for staying fit and healthy,” said Andrea Bradley, President and CEO of Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. “One way we work to improve the health of our Palm Beach County residents is by providing health information and resources so they have the tools to incorporate healthy behaviors into their daily lives.”
The goal of Our Body: The Universe Within is for exhibit-goers to leave with a deeper understanding of the body’s form and function. Guests will connect on a very personal level with these human artifacts as they use them to better understand their own bodies. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach and is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. After the pre-ticket sales, admission to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium during Our Body: The Universe Within is $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3 to 12 and $14.95 for seniors aged 60 and older. Science Center members and children under 3 are free. Planetarium shows are not included in general admission pricing. For more information about Our Body, or other Science Center programming, please call 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org. Like the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @SFScienceCenter.