World-renowned BODIES exhibition comes to Montreal starting October 23 at
Montreal Exhibition Centre

MONTREAL, Sept. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Premier Exhibitions, Inc. in collaboration with Serge Grimaux are proud to announce that BODIES...THE EXHIBITION, The Science Inside You, will open in Montreal on October 23 at the Montreal Exhibition Centre on the 5th floor of the Montreal Eaton Centre. This scientific exhibition displays whole and partial body specimens that have been meticulously dissected and preserved through an innovative process.

To date, more than 15 million visitors in New York, Las Vegas, Washington, London, São Paulo, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Vienna and Prague have been astounded by this remarkable exhibition, which helps us better understand the amazing machine that is the human body.

"A 3D anatomy book! This exhibition is sure to fascinate visitors. It gives us the opportunity to examine and more fully understand the incredible "machine" that is the human body", says promoter Serge Grimaux. "BODIES...THE EXHIBITION has packed houses in major cities around the world. On the heels of its tremendous success in Quebec City, we now have the opportunity to experience the Exhibition here in Montreal."

BODIES...THE EXHIBITION is presented in Quebec at Pavillon d'Espace 400e since June 6.

"The educational impact of this exhibition is incommensurable," affirmed Dr. Roy Glover, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Michigan and Chief Medical Director of BODIES...THE EXHIBITION. "For centuries, the medical world has explored and studied the internal functions of the human body using real bodies. Today, thanks to this Exhibition, the public, too, now has access to this same in depth knowledge."

The Exhibition takes visitors through galleries providing an up-close look inside the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other systems of the human body. Many of the whole body specimens are dissected in athletic poses, allowing the visitor to relate to everyday activities. In addition, authentic human specimens illustrate the damage caused to organs by over-eating and lack of exercise. A healthy lung is featured next to a black lung ravaged by smoking in a vivid comparison more powerful than any text book image. This exhibition alters the way people see themselves, and ultimately, makes them consider and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Its purpose is to inform, empower, fascinate and inspire the visitor.

The bodies have been preserved using a specific procedure known as 'plastination'. This revolutionary, yet relatively simple, technique permanently preserves human tissue using liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened. The bodies are then carefully prepared by medical professionals. The end result is a rubberized specimens, preserved to the cellular level, showcasing the complexity of the body's many bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and organs. The full-body specimens can take more than a year to prepare, representing several thousands of hours!

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at www.ticketpro.ca, by calling 514-316-8316 or 1-877-668-8599.To ensure a quality experience for each visitor, a limited number of visitors will be admitted every 15 minutes during exhibition opening hours. Because of the huge popularity and record crowds everywhere the exhibition has been shown, the organizers advise the public to purchase tickets in advance.

For more information, go to www.expobodies.ca

SOURCE BODIES - THE EXHIBITION

For further information: For further information: Media Relations: Sylvie Brunetta, Brunetta Etc! Communications, (450) 628-4014, sbrunetta@brunettaetc.com

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