Our Body - The Universe Within

In 2006, American Exhibitions, Inc., in association with The Universe Within Touring Company, LLC, created the blockbuster touring exhibition on human anatomy known as Our Body: The Universe Within, which premiered at the Orlando Science Center in November 2006 and at the Detroit Science Center in January 2007. With the opening of its third exhibition in September of 2007 at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, Our Body: The Universe Within had welcomed over one million visitors. The public, media and press response was overwhelming, with the exhibition having been distinguished in the busy genre of anatomical presentations as the "scholarly exhibition."

Our Body: The Universe Within shined a light on the alluring mystery of the human body through the presentation of actual human specimens combined with an inspirational and educational message. The exhibition literally, as well as figuratively, went "under the skin" exposing the intricacy of the human body and inviting the public to see what normally only doctors and scientists are exposed to. The exhibition showcased specimens preserved through a polymer impregnation process called "plastination" which replaces fluids with polymers to prevent decay and decomposition. American Exhibitions distinguished Our Body from other anatomical exhibitions by providing educational resources as well as an informational history and study of anatomical artwork throughout the ages.

American Exhibitions, Inc. was thrilled to have been able to bring this exhibition to museum-goers throughout the country, as it exhibited in seven major United States science centers in diverse locations, providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience an exhibition of this caliber. American Exhibitions, Inc. sold its interest in The Universe Within Touring Company, LLC to Premier Exhibitions, Inc., a publicly-traded company, in December 2007.

City and State Institution Square Feet Dates
Orlando, FL Orlando Science Center 15,000 11/2006 – 10/2007
Detroit, MI Detroit Science Center 13,000 1/2007 – 1/2008
Rochester, NY Rochester Museum & Science Center 6,000 9/2007 – 1/2008
Oklahoma City, OK  Kirkpatrick Science & Air Space Museum 15,000 11/2007 – 5/2008
Mobile, AL Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center 7,500 1/2008 – 6/2008
San Antonio, TX  Witte Museum 7,000 1/2008 – 5/2008
Wichita, KS Exploration Place 12,000 5/2008 – 10/2008