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Published: 08/20/2010
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Linda Lockett llockett@rjc.com Jessica Trumble jtrumble@rjc.com Rick Johnson & Company 505-266-7220

World-renowned "Bodies ... The Exhibition" to open in Albuquerque

Exhibition Offers Amazing Look Inside The Human Body With More Than 250 Real Human Specimens in Nine Galleries To Be On Display: Opens September 10 at Albuquerque Convention Center
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – (August 20, 2010) — Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRXI) announced today that BODIES…The Exhibition will open on Friday, September 10, at the Albuquerque Convention Center. This will be the first visit to New Mexico by this international show which is currently receiving worldwide acclaim and attracting more than 15 million visitors from cities including New York, Montreal, Cleveland and Dallas. The Exhibition will remain in Albuquerque until January 9, 2011.

Both captivating and edifying, BODIES ... The Exhibition unveils the many complex systems of organs and tissues that drive every aspect of our daily lives and unite us all as humans. Featuring more than 250 real human specimens consisting of whole-bodies and individual organs that have been meticulously dissected and preserved through an innovative process, BODIES ... The Exhibition will enlighten, empower, fascinate and inspire.

BODIES... The Exhibition offers an amazing look into the human body. Unlike biology and anatomy models and diagrams, at BODIES visitors are able to view real, 3-D human bodies that have been preserved for the exhibition. It is a field trip destination like no other. The Exhibition allows people of all ages access to sights and knowledge normally reserved only for medical professionals. BODIES provides a look inside the human body to better understand how one’s intricate and captivating body works and how people can be more informed about their own health.

“Downtown Albuquerque is thrilled to host the BODIES Exhibition this fall at the Albuquerque Convention Center,” said Brian Morris, Executive Director of the Downtown Action Team. “This is such an exciting opportunity for our city, and entire region, to host this phenomenal exhibit that has been so successful throughout the world. From the thousands of students that visit on field trips to the thousands of tourists that visit Albuquerque during fall, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Our Downtown businesses are already coming up with creative promotions that will add to the experience.”

"Having gone to see the exhibit with my family and seeing their reaction and the reactions of others with such excitement and intense curiosity, I felt it was a great day to be an anatomist," John Trotter, PhD, Deputy Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Vice Dean of the School of Medicine, University of New Mexico said.

The Exhibition provides visitors an up-close look inside the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory and other systems of the human body. Many of the whole body specimens are dissected in vivid athletic poses, allowing the visitor to relate to everyday activities. In addition, authentic human specimens illustrate the damage caused to organs by overeating and lack of exercise. A healthy lung is featured next to a black lung ravaged by smoking in a vivid comparison more powerful than any textbook image.

The human body specimens in the Exhibition are preserved through a revolutionary technique called polymer preservation. In this process, human tissue is permanently preserved using liquid silicone rubber that is treated and hardened. The end result is a rubberized specimen, preserved to the cellular level, showcasing the complexity of the body's many bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and organs. The full-body specimens can take more than a year to prepare according to Dr. Roy Glover, chief medical director, BODIES…The Exhibition.

"The Albuquerque Convention Center is excited to welcome New Mexico residents and out-of-state visitors to be amazed by BODIES...The Exhibition. The Exhibition will offer not-to-be-missed entertainment and education for attendees of our meetings and conventions, for tourists and for individuals, families and school groups from all over New Mexico," said Kelly Carr, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Albuquerque Convention Center/SMG.

“The Albuquerque Convention Center is perfectly suited to house a blockbuster exhibition like this. The proximity to the Rail Runner, our bus transit system, convenient parking and our nearby airport all combine to enable the exhibit to attract thousands of locals and out-of-town visitors alike,” said Dale Lockett, President/CEO of the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It also gives the ACVB a great marketing message to invite more people to come visit Albuquerque, using the Exhibition as the driver, to then expose them to all the other great cultural and destination attributes of our region.”

Tickets are now on sale and are available at www.bodiesalbuquerque.com.  

Adults and youth 13 - 54
$22.00

Children 4 - 12
$14.00

Seniors 55+
$18.00

Student/College (w/ ID)
$18.00

Military (w/ ID)
$17.00

Audio Guides
$5.00


Discounted prices available for school groups and groups of 15+.

WHAT: BODIES…The Exhibition
WHEN: Friday, September 10 through January 9, 2011
Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Albuquerque Convention Center (Northwest Exhibit Hall), just a few blocks from the New Mexico Rail Runner Express station in downtown Albuquerque
TICKETS: www.bodiesalbuquerque.com  

Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is a major provider of museum-quality touring exhibitions throughout the world.
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