BODIES … The Exhibition To Open April 22nd in Houston at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science

Tickets to Must-See Exhibition Go on Sale on January 27th at 10AM

HOUSTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — BODIES … The Exhibition, the widely acclaimed and controversial blockbuster exhibition featuring real human bodies, will open at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science in Houston on Saturday, April 22nd — as the first exhibition of the kind ever to come to Texas. Tickets for the highly anticipated exhibition will go on sale this Friday, January 27th at 10AM and can be obtained by logging onto www.BodiesTickets.com or by calling 877-77-CLICK (25425). Responding to widespread public interest and demand, this announcement was made today by Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: PXHB) , in association with Concert Productions International and Jam Exhibitions, and with the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science. The exhibition will be open 7 days a week: Monday – Wednesday 9AM – 7PM; and Thursday – Sunday 9AM – 9PM.

Organizers anticipate high demand for the tickets to the eye-opening exhibition which reveals ‘what lies beneath’ our skin. Similar exhibitions have attracted nearly 20 million people worldwide. When BODIES … The Exhibition opened in Tampa, Florida at the Museum of Science & Industry, ticket-buyers lines stretched out the door. Since opening in August in Tampa, BODIES … The Exhibition has attracted more than 275,000 visitors of all ages — including 30,000 students from elementary through high school classes, as well as young professionals, families, and seniors — surpassing all of the Museum’s attendance records and becoming the Museum’s single most successful exhibition in its history. In light of this, organizers urge the public to purchase advance tickets to ensure admittance when the exhibition opens in April.

BODIES … The Exhibition will be a 20,000-square-foot exhibition featuring more than 20 whole-body specimens and more than 250 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 the complex systems involved in the activities that are a part of daily life. The exhibition will change the way people see themselves. It is designed to enlighten, empower, fascinate, and inspire.

Bringing this ground-breaking exhibition to Houston is the latest milestone in the highly successful campaign to grow and expand the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science under the direction and vision of CEO Tadd Pullin. The Museum has attracted a 50 percent increase in new membership growth and overall attendance in 2005, and has aggressive plans for 2006. Since the Museum was founded in 1996, the Texas Medical Center and its constituency have supported its efforts to be a vehicle through which some of the world’s finest health institutions can educate families on health, wellness, and the science of life. The Museum’s Board of Directors is comprised of leading TMC executives and professionals as well as health system leaders.

The organizers of BODIES … The Exhibition have similar exhibitions currently open in New York City at the South Street Seaport Exhibition Centre and at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, Florida where they continue to draw record crowds. Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is a major provider of museum quality touring exhibitions throughout the world, including “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” and “Bodies Revealed.” 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.

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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