Atrium Mall to exhibit preserved cadavers
On its website, the exhibit describes itself as "a display of over 100 authentic human specimens, including whole bodies, individual organs, and transparent body slices preserved through a special process called plastination."
The exhibit, which will be in space previously occupied by an Abercrombie & Fitch store, "aims to educate the public on the internal functioning of the human body, and show the effects of poor health, good health, and lifestyle choices," an Atrium media advisory said.
According to the advisory, the exhibit will open to the public tomorrow and run through March. Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and military personnel, and $12 for children.
This isn't the first time such an exhibit has come to the area. In 2007, a traveling exhibition of posed cadavers and plastinated body parts stirred some controversy when it opened to the public in a former computer store on Route 30 in Framingham.
About a year earlier, the Museum of Science hosted an exhibition titled, "Body Worlds2," which featured cadaver displays. According to the museum, roughly 550,000 visitors viewed that exhibit.