BODY WORLDS and The Brain will run for several months at OMSI. It follows the enormously popular 2007 BODY WORLDS at OMSI, which OHSU also sponsored. Nearly 400,000 people visited that exhibit during the exhibit’s four-month run.
BODY WORLDS & The Brain will include more than 200 authentic human specimens — entire bodies and individual organs — preserved through Plastination, von Hagen’s revolutionary preservation method. The exhibit will also celebrate the human brain, and highlight neuroscience research on brain development, performance, disease and disorders.
That’s what makes the parternship with the OHSU Brain Institute so fitting. Thousands of OHSU Brain scientists work every day on brain research and on finding ways to treat and cure brain-related disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinnson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke.
OHSU Brain Institute experts will have a presence at OMSI as part of the exhibit. On Saturdays during the exhibit’s run, and on some other days, they will be speaking about the brain, and about their work, in the hallway directly outside the BODY WORLDS exhibit.
More information on the exhibit is here.