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40 Yards of Hair Every 24 Hours

By Guest Contributor

02-22-2008

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

Mondays.

To purchase tickets now, please call (816) 460-2020 or visit the Union Station’s ticket

counter.

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

northeast neighborhood.

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