BODIES … The Exhibition To Open November 19th in New York City at the South Street Seaport

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: PXHB) today announced that, in association with Concert Productions International and Jam Exhibitions, it will bring its blockbuster exhibition featuring real human bodies to New York City for the first time. BODIES … The Exhibition will open on November 19th in the new Exhibition Centre at the South Street Seaport. The exhibition will showcase 22 whole- body specimens and more than 260 organs and partial body specimens that will give visitors the opportunity to see their own bodies in a fascinating way they never have before. These meticulously dissected whole-body specimens are featured to show the visitors exactly ‘what lies beneath’ and the complex systems involved in the activities that are a part of daily life.

“Your body is the only thing that you carry with you from the moment you are born until your last breath. Yet we know surprising little about ourselves,” said Dr. Roy Glover, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Michigan and Chief Medical Director for the Exhibition, a medical educator with more than 30 years of experience. “For centuries, this world has been off-limits to the public – open only to doctors and medical professionals. Now, for the first time, we are pulling back the curtain and allowing the public to see it for themselves, up-close and personal. Have you ever wondered what’s underneath your skin? After the seeing this exhibition, you will finally know. The body doesn’t lie.”

BODIES … The Exhibition will be a 30,000-square-foot exhibition which features a gallery showcasing the eye-opening effects of obesity on the human body through authentic human bodies of those who damaged their organs due to over-eating and lack of exercise. The exhibition also features a healthy lung and a black lung ravaged by smoking side by side in a vivid comparison that is undeniable – and more powerful than any textbook image. In addition to providing an up-close look inside our skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and circulatory systems the exhibition encourages healthy lifestyle choices by serving as a wake-up call that demonstrates how our own choices directly affect our health. The exhibition will change the way people see themselves. It is designed to enlighten, empower, fascinate, and inspire.

The human body specimens in the exhibition are preserved through a revolutionary technique called polymer preservation. In this process, human tissue is permanently preserved using liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened. The end result is a rubberized specimen, 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 over a year to prepare and after undergoing the polymer preservation process, they become impervious to decomposition.

Vice-President and Senior General Manager Michael Piazzola of Seaport Marketplace LLC stated that, “We are delighted to have this extraordinary exhibition at the South Street Seaport as it will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the visitor experience as well as a strong economic impact that will radiate positively throughout the Lower Manhattan business community, starting with the Seaport’s tenant base.”

The organizers of BODIES … The Exhibition have a similar exhibition currently open at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, Florida where it has drawn record crowds. Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is a major provider of museum quality touring exhibitions throughout the world, including “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit,” and “Bodies Revealed” which is currently open to the public in Seoul, South Korea. CPI is a multi-faceted entertainment entity with expertise in all areas of live concert and event production including tour marketing, merchandising, sponsorship, broadcast, home entertainment, as well as theatrical productions, including Broadway’s smash hit “Spamalot” and the new “Lord of the Rings” stage production, and has promoted 5 of the 6 top grossing concert tours of all time including tours by the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, U2 and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Jam Exhibitions is a division of Jam Productions, the largest independent promoter of live entertainment in the United States.

Located at the tip of Manhattan, South Street Seaport is a slice of timeless New York. Visitors to this historic waterfront pier and cobblestone streets experience a thriving community that includes a world-class maritime museum, award-winning special events, breathtaking views and more than 100 shops, cafes and restaurants. South Street Seaport is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE:GGP) , the second largest U.S.-based publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). The company portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet of retail space and includes over 18,000 retailers nationwide.

Tickets to BODIES … The Exhibition will go on sale on November 10th and will be available at www.Bodiestickets.com. The exhibition will be open 7 days a week, from 10AM – 7PM Monday – Wednesday, and 10AM – 10PM Thursday – Sunday.

Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is not affiliated with any other organizer of human anatomy exhibitions, including Gunther von Hagens, Gerhard Perner, or Genlife Biomedical. BODIES … The Exhibition should not be confused with “Body Worlds,” “Body Exploration,” “The Universe Within,” “Bodies Revealed,” or any other human anatomy exhibition.

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