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Weekend Family Activities With Bodies, Bones + More!

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Rain in the forecast? No worries! There are still lots of activities you’ll have to check out this weekend!

Opening yesterday at the Buffalo Museum of Science is Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds Vital Exhibit. I had the chance to go see the original exhibit the first time it was in Buffalo, and I have to say, it was incredible! It was absolutely amazing the new information you learned in the first exhibit.

This time, the exhibit Vital is a little smaller than the original but definitely has so much to offer! Vital shows us how to best fight, manage and prevent life-threatening diseases such as cancer, diabetes and more through health choices and lifestyle changes.

This exhibit displays authentic human bodies. Yes, I know what you are thinking, and I have to say, I’m not one for blood and body parts, but I even thought the exhibit was amazing.

Tickets are definitely cheaper than the last time, ranging from $12 to $15 for general admission and $5 to $6 for BMS Members. You don’t have to have to buy your tickets ahead of time, but with this exhibit, they have time slots for you to go in and view the exhibit, so just to make sure you are able to see it, I would plan ahead.  Body Worlds Vital runs now until September 29.

Then tomorrow, just throw on a rain jacket and head out to Penn Dixie for their Children’s Day event! This one looks like a lot of fun! The whole family will have the chance to be real archaeologist and spend the day digging up fossils! Along with the digging, you’ll have the chance to view sunspots, enjoy dinosaur cookies, view live animals and more! The event runs tomorrow from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Penn Dixie Site in Hamburg.

Finally, now that the weather is nice, make sure you make every day count, whether it’s a weekday or not! Tuesday at Canalside, the Buffalo Science Museum is hosting Science of Our City. You can join in on the free fun and learn all about science and nature! The event on Tuesday will focus on health sciences of the region. The event takes place at Canalside on Prime Street in Buffalo from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

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