Tickets and Times
BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life is not included in general admission and requires a ticket with a specified entry time. The last available entry time is one hour and 15 minutes before the exhibit closes. BODY WORLDS tickets include general admission and access to other MSI exhibits and experiences. These general admission/exhibit tickets are $27 for adults; $26 for seniors and $18 for children (3-11). Tickets for Museum members are $6. Advance purchase is highly recommended.
Special Evening Hours
From May 27 – September 5, the Museum and BODY WORLDS will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The Museum will offer special extended evening hours for BODY WORLDS at the following times:
- Now through September 5 (every night)
final ticket time: 6:45 p.m.; exhibit close 8 p.m.
During these evening hours, only the BODY WORLDS exhibit will be open; the Museum's other exhibits will not be accessible. Evening exhibit-only tickets for these select dates are $17 for adults and seniors, and $13 for children (3-11). Evening tickets for Museum members are $6.
Enhance your experience in BODY WORLDS with an audio guide, available in either a “basic” or “advanced” level. Audio guides are $5 for adults and $4 for MSI members and children (ages 3-11). Get your audio guide at the entrance to the exhibit.
Regarding Younger Guests
This exhibit is open to guests of all ages. A few exhibit panels do briefly discuss the part human sexuality plays in the life cycle and human experience. To ensure an enriching experience for all, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult, parent, guardian or school chaperone.
Other Visit Tips
The exhibit is shown across two galleries. Please arrive at Gallery 1 five minutes before your ticket time.
Retain your ticket after entry
Please retain your ticket after entering Gallery 1, because it will be required for entry to Gallery 2. You are asked to proceed directly to Gallery 2 upon exiting Gallery 1.
Planning your time
Depending on your pace, we anticipate most people will spend about an hour in the exhibit.
No photography allowed
There is no photography or videography permitted in BODY WORLDS. However, feel free to bring your camera to MSI to take pictures of other exhibits and experiences. See the Museum's FAQ page about general camera guidelines.
- Museum Hours
- through November 29:
Monday-Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday-Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
- through November 29:
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