Tampa Bay Media Invited to Participate in BODY WORLDS' Media Family Day

Thursday, February 12, 2009 General News J E 4
Sunday, February 15, 2009

TAMPA, FL -- (February 11, 2009) -- BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart invites Tampa Bay Media and their families to a continental breakfast and complimentary tour of the exhibit on Sunday, February 15th from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Continental breakfast will be served from 9 - 10:30 a.m. Participants will also receive an IMAX Dome film and admission to the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI).

Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart, the world's most successful traveling exhibit, is now open for a limited engagement at MOSI. Making its Florida debut, BODY WORLDS presents the form, function, complexity and beauty of the human body. Featuring a unique collection of over 200 authentic human specimens, including whole-body plastinates, organs and translucent body slices, BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart will offer visitors profound insights into the human body, health and disease, and the intricate world of the cardiovascular system.

The striking whole-body plastinates in BODY WORLDS -- people who in their lifetimes donated their bodies for Plastination for the express purpose of educating future generations about health -- allow viewers to see inside the staggeringly complex and interconnected network of muscles, tendons and blood vessels that make up our bodies.

The specimens on display stem from the Institute for Plastination's body donation program. There are over 8,900 body donors on the Institute for Plastination's body donor roster, with over 800 Americans listed among them.

To participate members of the media must RSVP to Michelle Money Carson, or (813) 987-6053

For more information about the exhibition, Plastination or body donation, visit the MOSI Web site at to

Michele Money-Carson Communications Manager Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart (813) 987-6053 Cell (813) 240-0954



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