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Tickets available

for OMSI's body exhibit

PORTLAND - Tickets for OMSI's summer exhibit, "Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds 3: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies," are on sale.

Admission will be conducted by timed ticketing. Advance online ticket purchases are recommended by OMSI, which is expecting a large turnout for the exhibit that opens June 7.

Body Worlds 3 explores health science, anatomy and physiology through the study of real human bodies preserved through "plastination," von Hagens' groundbreaking method of preserving the body for anatomical study.

The third of von Hagens' three public anatomical exhibitions, the 23,000-square-foot Body Worlds 3 features more than 200 authentic organs and whole-body specimens, known as plastinates, fixed in dramatic and athletic poses, giving visitors the opportunity to observe the body's locomotive, digestive, nervous and vascular systems, and compare healthy and diseased organs, such as the lungs of a smoker and nonsmoker.

Tickets will be available to purchase online at and onsite at OMSI. Ticket prices: adults $21, youth (3-18) $15, senior/student $17.50.

OMSI member and group discounts available. OMSI parking is free.

Forestry center plans

spring break activities

PORTLAND - Storytelling, ecobeading and recycled crafts are among the family activities planned for the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum during spring break.

The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 26-30.

On March 26 and 27, Christopher Leebrick will tell tall tales at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; on March 28 and 29, Renee Tkach will help visitors create jewelry designs that intertwine the art of beading with the education of endangered species of the Northwest; and on March 30, children ages 3 to 10 can learn how to make crafts and jewelry from things found around the house.

All events are free with museum admission ($7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children 3 to 18, members and children 2 and younger free).

Details unveiled

for Jackson Hole tram

JACKSON, Wyo. - A wider loading platform and glass on three sides are some of the architectural details planned at the base of a new main tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

The tram is expected to open for the 2008-2009 ski season.

It will replace a well-known, bright red tram that carried people to the top of Rendezvous Mountain for 40 years and was retired last fall amid concern about rising maintenance costs.

Stone-faced buttresses and wood siding are some of the other details planned for the base station for the $25 million replacement tram.

``Nobody in our industry has been through this,'' said Jerry Blann, resort president. ``This is the biggest, largest, the most money spent on a tram in North America.''

As with the existing structure, the new base will have a clock tower.

The new tram's cabins will have wider doors and will be able to carry 100 passengers and an operator, compared to 62 passengers and an operator on the previous tram cabins.

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Title Annotation:Travel; TRAVEL NOTES
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Mar 18, 2007
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