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40 Yards of Hair Every 24 Hours
By Guest Contributor
Tickets on Sale Now for Bodies Revealed Exhibition at Union Station KC
Did you know—
Your body grows another 40 yards of hair every 24 hours?
If you stretched out all of the blood vessels in your body, they would wrap around the earth? Twice!
Your nerves transmit messages to and from your body at speeds over 200 miles per hour?
Your kidneys filter over one liter of blood per minute? That’s a big soda bottle every two minutes!
The average person needs to replace about 2.5 quarts of water each day?
Every person has between 2,000 and 5,000 taste buds? Girls usually have more than boys!
The liver is the single heaviest organ in the body, weighing close to 3.5 pounds in an average adult?
The human body is almost 70% water?
You produce 12,000 gallons of urine in your lifetime?
You shed 30-40,000 microscopic skin cells every minute? This means you are likely to shed 40 pounds of skin in your lifetime!
Advance tickets can now be purchased for Union Station Kansas
City’s upcoming blockbuster exhibition, Bodies Revealed, which opens Friday, Feb. 29
and runs through Sept. 1, 2008. Tickets to this fascinating and educational exhibition can
be purchased at Union Station’s ticket counter or over the phone, and will be available for
online purchase starting in February 2008. Visit http://www.unionstation.org for details.
Ticket prices are $24 for adults ages 13 and up, and $19 for children ages 4-12 and Union
Station members. Group pricing for Bodies Revealed is available with advance
reservation and payment. Tickets are $19 per person for groups of 15 or more, and $12
per person for K-12 school groups.
All tickets must be reserved for a specific date and time. Audio tours for the exhibition
may be purchased inside the gallery for an additional $6. Exhibition hours are 9:30 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Beginning Memorial
Day weekend, the exhibit will be open Friday and Saturday nights until 9 p.m. Ticket
sales cease one hour and half before exhibition close. The exhibition will be closed
To purchase tickets now, please call (816) 460-2020 or visit the Union Station’s ticket
Bodies Revealed, presented by Bank of America, features real, whole and partial body
specimens that have been meticulously dissected and preserved through an innovative
process of polymer preservation, giving visitors the opportunity to view the complexity
of their own organs and systems like never before.
Bodies Revealed provides invaluable educational opportunities and the rare chance to see
the intricate inner details of the human body. A full schedule of educational programming
is also being developed. Details will be announced soon. For more information about the
exhibition, visit unionstation.org.
About Premier Exhibitions
Premier Exhibitions is a major provider of museum-quality touring exhibitions throughout the
world, including Bodies Revealed. Premier Exhibitions also produces Bodies…The Exhibition,
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and Titanic Science.
About Union Station Kansas City, Inc.
Union Station is Kansas City’s signature historical landmark and a civic asset. Renovated and
reopened to the public in 1999, Union Station plays a key role in Kansas City’s regional history.
A voter approved bistate cultural sales tax, the first of its kind in the country, funded nearly half
of the $250 million renovation. The remaining money was raised through private donations and
federal funding. Union Station receives no public funding.
Current operating costs are funded by general admission and theater ticketing, grants, private
donations, commercial space leases and facility rental. Union Station is a nonprofit 501c3
organization. The Station is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Union
Station Kansas City, Inc. also operates the Kansas City Museum in Kansas City’s historic
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