For $25, you get two tickets to see BODY WORLDS & The Brain at the Center of Science and Industry which include general admission to the COSI's classic exhibits and live shows (up to a $49.90 value). The special exhibit runs until January 6.
The world-traveling exhibit BODY WORLDS has captured the wonderment of more than 33 million people worldwide with artful displays that expose the inner workings of real human bodies. The collection of 200 bodies and organs have undergone plastination, a process invented by Dr. Gunther von Hagens that perfectly preserves all organs and tissue of the specimen while allowing doctors to arrange it in any dynamic pose. Each subject's epidermis is removed to reveal elaborate musculature, bone formation, and veins, as well as a buildup of frustrations long trapped under the skin. Many of the subjects arch in graceful, sporting poses, revealing the powerful beauty of human bodies. Part sculpture, part health lesson, BODY WORLDS also allows patrons to take a close look at smoke-damaged lungs. The exhibit’s neurological emphasis lets humans also study one of the body's most amazing organs, the brain, which is rivaled in mystery only by the secretive gallbladder. COSI classic exhibits and live shows are not offered during extended evening museum hours.
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After peering into the mysteries of the human body, guests can meander through the rest of COSI's classic exhibits. Named the No. 1 children's museum in the country by Parents magazine, COSI's three levels of hands-on experiences teach kids about the wonders of science without dull lectures or Honey-dismaying youth-shrinking experiments. Wee ones can explore the LEGO® Castle Adventure, which educates about medieval fortifications before letting kids build their own, or the high-wire unicycle, whose counterweight keeps riders upright as they traverse the 84-feet-long, 17-foot-high wire. Live shows round out the offerings with a one-on-one game of hoops between two trained rats, a demonstration of the static power of Van de Graaff generators, and a weather demonstration that simulates the windy power of a hurricane and the moist coolness of a cloud's interior.