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What You'll Get
Aside from the opening chords of The Electric Slide and the sound of someone yelling “free gently used shower curtains,” few humans understand what makes the body move. Gain a deeper understanding with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two admissions to the Body Worlds & The Brain exhibit and all museum exhibit halls at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) (up to a $50 value).
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 tissues 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 build-up 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 and brain matter affected by neurological disease. The neurological emphasis of this exhibit lets humans study one of the body's most amazing organs, the brain, which is rivaled in mystery only by the secretive gallbladder.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 24, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Expires 11/23/11. Subject to availability. Not valid for audio guide rental or admission to other OMSI attractions. May not be used for phone or online orders. OMSI is the issuer of tickets. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects OMSI's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, serves over one-million visitors both at the museum and through off-site education programs. Ranked as one of the top science centers in the United States, the museum's reputation extends internationally for its innovative exhibits and educational programs. Among the highlights of OMSI’s campus are the Empirical Theater—site of Portland’s largest movie screen and well-known venue for documentary and popular films—as well as the U.S.S. Blueback, the last diesel fast-attack submarine to serve in the U.S. Navy and the recently renovated Kendall Planetarium with state-of-the-art digital projection.