Bodies... The Exhibition Visitors Guide

Bodies... The Exhibition
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Bodies... The Exhibition in Brief:

Are you fascinated by the human body? Bodies... The Exhibition allows visitors to examine real human bodies that have undergone polymer preservation to learn more about the human body's inner workings, both in health and in disease. This expensive, but fascinating exhibit will be most enjoyed by passionate visitors -- in particular anyone studying the human body, health science professionals, and anatomy enthusiasts.

Getting to Bodies... The Exhibition:

  • Bodies... The Exhibition Location:
    11 Fulton Street
  • Bodies... The Exhibition Subways: 2/3, 4/5, or J/M/Z to Fulton Street

Bodies... The Exhibition Phone:

1.888.9BODIES

Bodies... The Exhibition Admission:

  • $26.50 for Adults
  • $20.50 for Children 4-12
  • $22.50 for Seniors (65+)
  • Free for Children 0-3
Tickets each cost $1 extra on weekends and holidays.

Bodies... The Exhibition Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday : 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Bodies is open every day except Christmas
  • Holiday hours vary, confirm before visiting on a holiday
  • Last admission sold 1 hour before closing

Good to Know About Bodies... The Exhibition:

  • Plan about 1-1 1/2 hours to visit.
  • There is a complimentary coat check available once you arrive.
  • Audio guides are available for rental for $6.
  • You can save money by visiting on a weekday and/or purchasing your tickets in person.

Bodies... The Exhibition Official Website:

http://www.bodiesny.com/

Bodies... The Exhibition Special Tickets:

Premium ($45) and VIP ($79) ticket packages are available. The Premium package includes admission, audio guide, and an exhibition catalog. The VIP experience includes admission, a guided tour, and a gift. VIP tours are only offered on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

About Bodies... The Exhibition:

Bodies... The Exhibition offers a fascinating look into the human body, but it's not for the squeamish. It is both thrilling and disconcerting to visit Bodies... The Exhibition. Unlike the models and diagrams I remember from biology, at Bodies, you get to peer at real human bodies that have been preserved for the exhibition.

Each area highlights a particular system of the body, including the nervous system, the muscular system and the reproductive system. There are models of entire (or nearly so) body systems, as well as individual organs on display. The displays featured both healthy body systems and diseased organs. There was a warning for visitors before entering a room featuring fetuses at various stages of development, and you could bypass the room easily if you might find that content upsetting.

Depending on your level of interest, you could easily spend an hour or two looking at the many specimens on display.