May 11, 2018

Coming Soon to Imagination Station: Body Worlds RX


Temporary Exhibit Challenges Visitors to Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Imagination Station invites visitors to get up close and personal with the most sophisticated structure in the world – the human body. Body Worlds Rx: Prescriptions for Healthy Living opens May 11.


This extraordinary study of our bodies allows visitors to investigate the anatomical, physiological and biological sciences through the examination of whole-body plastinates, individual organs, and translucent body slices.

The specimens present a spectacular journey into the body’s structures and systems to consider how each function interdependently to sustain life.

“While most bodies are generally made up of the same structures, the more we study the life sciences the more we learn that each person is different – not just on the outside, but on the inside too,” said Lori Hauser, CEO. “When we discover new information about the way our bodies work, the more we can properly care for ourselves, manage disease and live longer, healthier lives.”

The exhibit, presented by ProMedica and sponsored by The University of Toledo, challenges visitors to consider how daily lifestyle choices affect overall physical health, wellness, longevity, and quality of life. Healthy body tissues are presented alongside those affected by a variety of medical conditions including cancer, diabetes, obesity, dementia and lung disease.

“Body Worlds Rx helps us to learn about both the fragility of life and the resiliency of the human body as we examine how organs, muscles, nerves, bones and other tissues respond to injury and disease,” said Hauser.

Imagination Station is open 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday and noon – 5pm, Sunday. Admission to Body Worlds Rx: Your Prescription for Healthy Living is $7 for members and $9 for non-members. The exhibit does also require Imagination Station general admission. The exhibit is open for viewing May 11 – Labor Day.

The science center offers general admission discounts to Lucas County residents, teachers, and military personnel. With proper I.D., residents receive $1.50 discount and FREE Saturday admission for kids 12 & under with paid adult admission; teachers and active military personnel receive free admission.

For more information, please call 419.244.2674 or visit imaginationstationtoledo.org.

Imagination Station, Toledo’s Science Center, is a vital nonprofit organization that is an integral part of Toledo’s economic, educational and social landscape. With hundreds of hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, Imagination Station delivers a multisensory experience that’s as fun as it is educational. Imagination Station provides a critical layer of science enrichment by serving as an educational partner for teachers, schools, and parents. It’s with a thoughtful blend of exhibits, experiences, education, and excitement that Imagination Station inspires visitors to pursue STEM careers in Northwest Ohio.

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