OMSI shows off its bodies

'Body Worlds' brings back 200 see-through physical specimens
by: Gunther von Hagens 
“Body Worlds and the Brain” opens Oct. 20 at OMSI.

The eerily spectacular exhibit of human specimens has returned to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

'Body Worlds and the Brain,' by plastination creator Gunther von Hagens, opens Thursday, Oct. 20, at OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave.

It features more than 200 human specimens, including 24 whole body plastinates, in an unforgettable aesthetic display of the workings of the body, highlighting neuroscience, brain development and performance.

Dr. Angelina Whalley is the creative and conceptual designer of 'Body Worlds,' serving as the director of the Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg, Germany. Oregon Health and Science University's Brain Institute Leadership Council is also involved in the exhibit.

OMSI played host to the original 'Body Worlds' in 2007.

Pre-admission tickets are $19 (adults), $16 (seniors/students) and $12 (children 3-13), and available by phone at 503-797-4486. General admission tickets are slightly more. Visit for more info.

- Jason Vondersmith