by Matt Steinberg

Sesame Street Presents: the Body is coming to the Buffalo Museum of Science from February 27-June 9, 2010. It’s a fun and interactive exploration of the how the body functions (both inside and out), how it works, and how to keep it healthy, all in a Sesame Street-flavored way. Youngsters will love learning about digestion with Oscar the Grouch, what organs do with the Count, how much fun staying clean can be with Bert and Ernie, and much more. I know my son (like most three year olds) will be instantly drawn to the exhibits featuring Elmo. Little kids will have a blast, and even learn something in the process. More information on hours and admission fees is at www.sciencebuff.org.</a.

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by Karen Huefner

Body WorldsBODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart has reached unheard of attendance at the Buffalo Museum of Science— pulling in more than 1,500 visitors per day. Now, it’s about to do something even more unheard of— stay open for 58 continuous hours through the close of the exhibit. Beginning on Friday, October 2nd at 9am, the museum marathon will allow a last-minute look at the international exhibit before it ends its run in Buffalo on Sunday, October 4th at 7pm.

The exhibition— which features more than 200 real bodies and specimens— opened for the first time in New York State in Buffalo. We were fortunate enough to scoop up this world-class blockbuster before New York City, which is awesome for the community here.

BODY WORLDS shows the public the details of disease and anatomy that can’t be shown with models. Called “plastinates,” the posed bodies are fixed in dramatic and athletic poses, showing off the body’s muscles and skeletal system. One of the most startling images that hits people of all ages is the comparison of unhealthy, black smoker’s lungs with healthy lungs. Looking through the comment book, you can see all the people that have decided to make conscious changes in their lifestyles after seeing the exhibit.

Visitors are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets to avoid sell-out days and time slots. For more information, visit www.sciencebuff.org/bw

Monday, September 28th-Thursday, October 1st 9am-12am midnight
Friday, October 2nd-Sunday October 4th 9am-7pm (58 hours straight!)

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