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Slideshow: Kentucky Science Center's BODY WORLDS exhibition

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Indy residents seeking an offbeat, yet educational day trip destination, might consider BODY WORLDS Vital exhibit, currently showing at the Kentucky Science Center, 727 West Main Street in Louisville. BODY WORLDS Vital is the latest chapter in the series of BODY WORLDS Human Saga exhibitions.

Vital presents a special collection of specimens designed to show visitors the essentials for human health and wellness. The exhibition includes whole-body plastinates, a large arrangement of individual organs, organ and arterial configurations and translucent slices that give a complete picture of how the human body works.

Vital tells the fascinating story how to best fight, manage and prevent life-threatening diseases -- such as cancer, diabetes, and heart ailments -- through healthy choices and lifestyle changes. Dr. Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS exhibitions are the original anatomical exhibitions of real human bodies. They display authentic human bodies, willed by donors and preserved through plastination. The series is designed to educate the public about the human body and increase health awareness.

The exhibit is open seven days a week and runs through May 19. Tickets are available at the door or can be ordered in advance online.

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