ANGELES—BODY WORLDS: The
Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies will
be open 24 hours on Saturday night. To accommodate
unprecedented, large numbers of visitors
before the closing of the exhibit on January
23, the California Science Center for the
first time in its history will be open for
numbers exceeded 10,000 per day over the King
holiday weekend, more than double the average
attendance. Large visitor numbers caused traffic
jams and a 45-minute wait for the last mile
on the 110 Harbor Freeway leading to Exposition
Park. All available parking lots were filled
to capacity and the Science Center quickly
installed electronic traffic signs to help
direct drivers coming to the exhibit. Meanwhile
at the Science Center ticket office, long lines
of BODY WORLDS visitors waited up
to five hours to see the exhibit.
ease this congestion and allow more people
to see BODY WORLDS, organizers have
increased opening hours to commence at 7:00
a.m. on the last weekend of the exhibition,
beginning January 22 and will remain open for
24 hours until midnight on Sunday evening.
This extension follows the recent special announcement
of the exhibit being open until midnight on
the closing weekend. Extra tickets are now
online at www.californiasciencecenter.org.
Center President Jeffrey N. Rudolph notes, “These
attendance figures have more than surpassed
our expectations. To date, we have had over
600,000 visitors to the exhibit. We were originally
anticipating 400,000. We are pleased that the
public is taking this rare opportunity to learn
about the complexity and wonder of the human
body. BODY WORLDS 2 is coming and
we are thrilled that we will have the opportunity
to extend this experience.” This exhibit
marks the most successful exhibit in the history
of the Science Center. Titanic: The Artifact
Exhibit was the second most well-attended
exhibit with a total attendance of 235,000.
the final week of BODY WORLDS the
opening hours are as follows:
January 19: 10:00-9:00 (last admission 8pm)
Thursday, January 20: 10:00-9:00 (last admission
Friday, January 21: 10:00-
Midnight (last admission 10:30pm)
Saturday, January 22: 7:00- 24hrs New!
Sunday, January 23: open-12:00 a.m. (last admission
10:30 pm) New!
WORLDS 2 opens 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. January
29 through March 23.
encourage all visitors to purchase timed
tickets online or by telephone to ensure
WORLDS will close its doors at midnight
on January 23 and BODY WORLDS 2 will
open on January 29, 2005.
general information, call 323.SCIENCE (323.724-3623)
or visit our website at www.californiasciencecenter.org
BODY WORLDS 2 ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT AVAILABLE
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