BODY WORLDS Extends Run through May 8

Discovery Place Science

Discovery Place will host popular exhibition for oneadditional week

CHARLOTTE –Thepopular Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life willcontinue its run at Discovery Place for one additional week. Originallyscheduled to close today, May 1, the world-renowned health and anatomyexhibition will remain open through Sunday, May 8.

  • See the human body in all its stages across the arc of aging.
  • Explore the secrets of longevity from geographic areas around the world whose residents live the longest.
  • Gain a new appreciation of the power we have to keep our bodies healthy throughout our lifespan.

BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life features more than 100 authentic human specimens in anunforgettable anatomy lesson that allows visitors to see the human life cyclethrough various stages of aging. Visitors will see individual organs andsystems, as well as full-body plastinates in various action poses, includingacrobats, hockey players, a baseball athlete and more. The exhibit lends itselfto a greater understanding of physiology and health, as well as a newappreciation for what it means to be human.

Ticket Information

Admission to BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life is $24 for adults (14-59); $20for children (2-13); $22 for seniors (60+) and students with ID, plusapplicable sales tax. Children younger than 2 are free. All tickets are for timed entry and includefull-day admission to Discovery Place. Discounts are available for DiscoveryPlace Members, Military personel with ID and for groups of 15 or more. Childrenage 13 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult while inDiscovery Place. Audio tours in Englishand Spanish are available for $5. BODYWORLDS will close 90 minutes after the last ticket entry, and the rest ofDiscovery Place will close according to normal operating schedule. Add an IMAXticket for only $5 with the purchases of a BODYWORLDS ticket. for more details.

About Discovery Place

One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation,Discovery Place provides ever-changing, entertaining facilities that engagepeople in the active exploration of science, technology and nature. The Museumbrings relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreakingexhibitions, interactive educational programming and hands-on activities.

Discovery Place is located in uptown Charlotte at 301 N.Tryon Street. Convenient parking is available in the Museum’s parking deck –the Carol Grotnes Belk Complex – at the corner of Sixth and Church Streets. Formore information about Discovery Place, call 704.372.6261, or connect withDiscovery Place on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

DiscoveryPlace, Inc. owns and operates Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum,Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville and Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham and issupported, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council.


Invented byDr. Gunther von Hagens in 1977, the Plastination process replaces the naturalfluids in the specimen with liquid reactive plastics that are hardened andcured with gas, light or heat. Beforehardening the plastic in the specimens, the plastinates are fixed intoextraordinary, lifelike poses, illustrating how our bodies internally respondto everyday movements and activities. Plastination provides the flexibility and strength needed to display andpreserve the specimens in their true-to-life form, without the use of glassbarriers or formaldehyde. Dr. von Hagens’ BODYWORLDS exhibitions stem from an established body donation program thatrelies on donor consent. The specimens on display, excluding a small number ofacquisitions from anatomical collections and anatomy programs, stem from a bodydonation program that was begun in 1983 by Dr. von Hagens.

About Novant Health

NovantHealth is a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatientcenters and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcareexperience to our communities. Novant Health consists of more than 1,200physicians and 25,000 employees who make healthcare remarkable at nearly 500locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilitiesand physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., Novant Health iscommitted to making healthcare remarkable for patients and communities, servingmore than 4 million patients annually. In 2014, Novant Health provided morethan $639 million in community benefit including charity care and services.Novant Health is ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 integrated deliverynetworks by IMS Health.

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