Tickets on sale for BODY WORLDS at Milw. Public Museum

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Tickets are now on sale for BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life, the groundbreaking anatomical exhibition that will open at the Milwaukee Public Museum on February 7, 2014.

This new exhibition is part of the stunning series that has been seen by more than 40 million people around the world, including MPM visitors in 2008, when BODY WORLDS 1: The Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies shattered the Museum’s special exhibition attendance records. BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life is sponsored by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation.

In BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life, the latest exhibition from physician and pioneering anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens, you’ll see the body throughout the human life cycle and across the arc of aging.

More than 200 plastinates—individual organs and systems as well as full-body specimens preserved through Dr. von Hagens’ invention, the remarkable process called Plastination—reveal the human body in all its stages, across youth, growth, maturity and advanced age, and in all its conditions, from health to distress to disease.

Visitors will marvel at the life processes that are captured in the exhibition and will leave with a new appreciation of the power we have to keep our bodies healthy throughout our lifespan.

Tickets for BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life are on sale now and can be purchased by telephone at (414) 223-4676, online at, or in person at the Museum ticket windows.

Ticket prices are $25 for Adults (18 - 59); $22 for Students (13+ with ID); and $18 for Children (3-12) & Senior (60+). Group, school and member discounts are also available. 

BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life will be on exhibition at the Milwaukee Public Museum from February 7 - June 15, 2014.

Invented by Dr. von Hagens in 1977, the Plastination process replaces the natural fluids in the specimen with liquid reactive plastics that are hardened and cured with gas, light, or heat.

Before hardening the plastic in the specimens, the plastinates are fixed into extraordinary, life-like poses, illustrating how our bodies internally respond to everyday movements and activities.

Plastination provides the flexibility and strength needed to display and preserve the specimens in their true-to-life form, without the use of glass barriers or formaldehyde.

Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS exhibitions stem from an established body donation program that relies on donor consent.

The specimens on display, excluding a small number of acquisitions from anatomical collections and anatomy programs, stem from a body donation program that was begun in 1983 by Dr. von Hagens.