Science Museum Extends Hours, Offers Discounts for Closing Run of “BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT"
Popular Touring Exhibition Featuring 100+ Preserved Specimens Leaves Richmond on Labor Day
What: The Science Museum of Virginia’s summer-long anatomical safari ends soon. “BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT” closes on Labor Day.
To give guests more time to see the touring exhibition before it leaves the East Coast, the Museum is extending operating hours. For the special evening hours, the Museum is also offering a discounted ticket price.
Why: “ANIMAL INSIDE OUT” features more than 100 specimens – from complete bodies to tiny sections – preserved through Plastination, a process that replaces the natural fluids with plastics that are hardened to permanently preserve the body.
From goats to giraffes, squids to sharks and octopuses to ostriches, the skin of these amazing creatures has been removed to show what lies beneath the surface. Seeing the insides of animals reveals the intricacy of blood vessels, the girth of the muscular system, the difference between organs from various creatures, the structural foundation of skeletons and much more.
Who: The BODY WORLDS team created the exhibition to give guests an up-close view of the inner workings of complex biological systems. Seeing “ANIMAL INSIDE OUT” is an unforgettable Museum experience that will leave guests with a better understanding of, and appreciation for, the magnificent creatures on our planet.
When/How: The following dates allow guests to experience “ANIMAL INSIDE OUT” at a discounted price or during extended hours:
Members receive free Museum admission every day and can add “ANIMAL INSIDE OUT” for $5. Additional discounts are available for groups, children, educators, seniors and EBT cardholders.
Guests may purchase tickets at www.smv.org. Advance tickets are recommended for closing weekend (Thursday, Aug. 30, to Sunday, Sept. 2).
Where: Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
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