MAY 02, 2016

BODY WORLDS Extends Run through May 8

Discovery Place will host popular exhibition for one additional week

CHARLOTTE –The popular Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life will continue its run at Discovery Place for one additional week. Originally scheduled to close today, May 1, the world-renowned health and anatomy exhibition 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 an unforgettable anatomy lesson that allows visitors to see the human life cycle through various stages of aging. Visitors will see individual organs and systems, as well as full-body plastinates in various action poses, including acrobats, hockey players, a baseball athlete and more. The exhibit lends itself to a greater understanding of physiology and health, as well as a new appreciation 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, plus applicable sales tax. Children younger than 2 are free. All tickets are for timed entry and include full-day admission to Discovery Place. Discounts are available for DiscoveryPlace Members, Military personnel with ID and for groups of 15 or more. Children age 13 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult while inDiscovery Place. Audio tours in English and Spanish are available for $5. BODYWORLDS will close 90 minutes after the last ticket entry, and the rest of Discovery Place will close according to normal operating schedule. Add an IMAX ticket 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 engage people in the active exploration of science, technology and nature. The Museum brings relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreaking exhibitions, 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. For more information about Discovery Place, call 704.372.6261, or connect withDiscovery Place on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

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


Invented byDr. Gunther von Hagens in 1977, the Plastination process replaces the natural fluids in the specimen with liquid reactive plastics that are hardened and cured with gas, light or heat. Before hardening the plastic in the specimens, the plastinates are fixed into extraordinary, lifelike poses, illustrating how our bodies internally respond to everyday movements and activities. Plastination provides the flexibility and strength needed to display and preserve the specimens in their true-to-life form, without the use of glass barriers or formaldehyde. Dr. von Hagens’ BODYWORLDS exhibitions stem from an established body donation program that relies on donor consent. The specimens on display, excluding a small number of acquisitions from anatomical collections and anatomy programs, stem from a body donation program that was begun in 1983 by Dr. von Hagens.

About Novant Health

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

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