'Bodies Revealed' exhibit opens at Odysea in the Desert: 200 bodies, body parts on display

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - More than 200 human bodies -- some fully intact, and others dissected to showcase individual systems and organs -- are on display in the Valley.

They are part of "Bodies Revealed," a traveling exhibition that "provides an in-depth view of the beautifully complex and intricate network of internal organs and systems in a very up-close and personal way," a news release said.

The exhibition opened May 12 at Odysea in the Desert, the entertainment complex near the Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) and Via de Ventura, and will be there for about a year, said Lindsay Gubler, the public relations manager for the complex, in an email.

The 12,000-square-foot exhibition is self-guided and divided into 10 galleries reflecting the different body systems -- skeletal, muscles and nervous, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine and circulatory.

Some of the bodies will be displayed in athletic positions "giving guests a relatable view of the body in action," the release said.

It will also showcase fetal development, how the body is treated, and health concerns such as what happens to the lungs when people smoke.

The fetal development gallery does have a warning posted on the wall and can be skipped, a spokesperson said. That specific gallery has four fetuses in different stages of development on display. 

Admission is $14 - $20 per person.

Children 24 months and younger are free. A handheld speaker for the audio tour can be rented for $5.

Butterfly Wonderland and Odysea Aquarium members get a 10-percent discount.

The exhibition is produced by Premiere Exhibitions, the company behind "Bodies: The Exhibition", "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" and "The Discovery of King Tut."

IF YOU GO:
Bodies Revealed
Odysea in the Desert, 9500 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
www.bodiesaz.com

Editor's note: This article was updated to add a video plus additional details on pricing, hours, discounts and the fetal development gallery.

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