Red carpet rolls out for 'Bodies Revealed' exhibit

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Red carpet rolls out for 'Bodies Revealed' exhibit

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by Stephanie Zepelin

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Posted on September 28, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 9:29 PM

BOISE -- The "Bodies Revealed" exhibit premiered Thursday night at the Discovery Center of Idaho, to all the people who made it possible.

It opens to the public on Saturday.

KTVB went behind the scene and got an early look at the exhibit. It takes up two-thirds of the museum, which is much larger than most of their temporary exhibits.

The Executive Director Janine Boire said Thursday she could not have done it without her team, and it certainly got a great response from visitors.

They rolled out the red carpet for people waiting to see "Bodies Revealed" at the Discovery Center of Idaho.

"I think it's going to be really cool," said Zion Lewis who is seeing exhibit for the first time

Bev Harad who is also seeing the exhibit said, "I know it's going to be fabulous."

"Bodies Revealed" was years in the making.

"This is really the moment that when you're putting something like this together, it's exciting," said Boire.

Thursday night, they brought it to life.

There are more than 10 human bodies and more than 100 body parts, even a brain to touch.

"I'm excited to bring my kids. I still have a 10 and 12-year-old at home and I think this will be great," said Hewlett Packard Vice President, Von Hansen.

All the bodies were donated to science then plasticized to preserve them.

"To think about the whole process of a whole life contained in that piece is really kind of amazing," said Boire. "I think it is a major departure for Boise. It is a risk to bring this kind of exhibit. These are real human beings, the remains of real human beings that have lived."

She also says it is important for the community, since it will stress health issues.

"It's wonderful! And I think it will really educate the population on health issues. It's fantastic," said Saint Alphonsus Vice President, Linda Payne Smith.

The Discovery Center of Idaho is putting this exhibit on without hiring any new staff.

The exhibit cost $18 for adults and $14 for kids 4-17-years-old. If you are a member of the Discovery Center admission is $8 for adults, and $6 for kids.

 

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