California Science Center to host BODY WORLDS: Pulse this Spring Tickets Now on Sale

Press Release / February 15, 2017

California Science Center to host BODY WORLDS: Pulse this Spring Tickets Now on Sale


Los Angeles, February 15, 2017 – The California Science Center announces the opening of Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: PULSE on May 20, 2017. Tickets are now available to be purchased. A convergence of anatomy, health and wellness, this special exhibition presents the body in health and distress, its vulnerabilities and potential, and many of the challenges the human body faces as it navigates the 21st Century. Through the authenticity of the specimens on display, guests will experience the wonder of the real human body and marvel at its elegance and complexity.

More than 200 plastinated specimens — including whole bodies, body configurations, translucent slices, and organs, as well as 3D displays — are curated and presented in galleries that feature the various systems of the body.

The California Science Center introduced Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS exhibition of real human body plastinates to the Americas in 2004, drawing a record-setting million-plus visitors. In response to popular demand, the Science Center is proud to welcome Dr. von Hagen’s latest exhibition BODY WORLDS: Pulse. This will comprise the largest BODY WORLDS exhibition in the past 10 years.

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BODY WORLDSPulse admission prices are $19.95 for adults; $16.95 for seniors 60+; $16.95 for youth 13 to 17 and college students with I.D, and $12.95 for children 4 - 12. Member rates are $12.95 for adults, $11.95 for Seniors 60+ and $10.95 for youth and children. Special rates for schools and other groups of 15 and over apply. The exhibition’s special group information number is (213) 744-2019. Combo tickets to the exhibition and IMAX films are also available.

The specimens presented in Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS exhibitions stem from the Institute for Plastination’s body donation program. To date, there are more than 16,000 registered body donors to the Institute, more than 1,300 of them Americans. All of the specimens have been preserved through Plastination, a process that replaces the natural fluids in the body with reactive plastics that are initially pliable, and then harden after infusion.  By hardening the plastic in the specimens, they may be permanently preserved in life-like poses, which illustrate how our bodies internally respond to everyday movements.

About the California Science Center 

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive. The Science Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm. Parking is $12, cash only.

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