Thursday, March 18, 2010

Brain Awareness Week at BODIES The Exhibition Luxor Las Vegas

Editor's note: This is the first time I have published a press release verbatim. But given that this is Brain Week and we are living in a time when brains are an underused organ ( we really need the equivalence of Viagra for the brain, if you get my drift )... but really, because a certain casino executive at the Luxor Hotel and Casino ( with first name Felix ) was very generous comping my wife and me a few years ago; and so I feel the need to reciprocate in some small way. Anyway, I fully intend to visit Bodies ... The Exhibition soon, and then I can use my brain ( or what's left of it ) to write a fairly intelligent account of my visit. There are still some Las Vegas area attractions and activities that are educational and family oriented, and I wish there were more. I invite comments from those readers ( all three of you :-) who have already seen this exhibition. I think locals can easily get discounts for this exhibit either through the offer mentioned in the PR or from the Stay And Play Here site.

As part of an ongoing effort to be the city’s finest interactive and educational experience, BODIES… The Exhibition encourages Las Vegans to dive deep into the body’s miraculous thinking machine for Brain Awareness Week, March 15-21. Inside the Exhibition guests are invited to hold a real human brain and learn more about the body’s amazing control center, which makes it possible to think, see, breathe, move, daydream, make decisions and read at the same time.

For 15 years the Dana Alliance has promoted Brain Awareness Week to increase public awareness about the human brain and the benefits of brain research. This year, BODIES… The Exhibition takes part in the global campaign in the hopes of educating thinkers of all ages on the body’s most mysterious organ.

Did you know?

  • A recent study found that babies who are longer, heavier and have bigger head circumferences grow up to score higher on intelligence tests.

  • A brain cell requires twice the energy to function as other cells in the body.

  • Motorists who talk on cell phones are more mentally impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08.

  • The heaviest human brain ever recorded weighed more than 5 pounds. An average human’s brain weighs 2.6 pounds.

  • These are just a few of the interesting facts guests can learn inside BODIES… The Exhibition at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Described as a “life-changing experience,” the Exhibition provides visitors an up-close look inside the skeletal, muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems and is one of the most fascinating and educational experiences in Las Vegas. The real human bodies have been meticulously dissected, preserved through an innovative process and respectfully presented, giving a unique opportunity to view the beauty and complexity of human organs and systems like never before. Las Vegans who want to learn more about brain health are reminded that BODIES… The Exhibition and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition are currently offering a great discount for locals. All guests with a Nevada ID can enjoy both Exhibitions for just $32 and children ages 4 – 12 get in for $24.50.

    Tickets to BODIES…The Exhibition are available at the Luxor box office or by clicking HERE. Regularly priced tickets are $31 for adults, $29 for seniors and $23 for children 4 – 12 years of age. The Exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with last admission at 9 p.m. It is recommended that children 12 and under are accompanied by a teacher or parent as an adult guide. Become a Facebook fan by visiting For additional information or to reserve tickets by phone, call 800-557-7428 or 702-262-4400.


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