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    My visit to “Bodies… The Exhibition”

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    Last Thursday I had an opportunity to go to Bodies… The Exhibition at the Niagara Exhibition Centre with my 5-year-old son. Back in February we had seen the BodyWorlds exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre. I was definitely curious to see how the two exhibits were different. I have scanned the promotional leaflet, and you can view it here: 2010 Bodies The Exhibition

    As could be expected from a Thursday at around dinner time at the beginning of June, there weren’t very many people there. There were only around 7-10 cars in the parking lot. I’m not complaining about that, as it was nice to be able to view things without feeling like someone was waiting for you.

    If you haven’t seen either exhibit, there are many bodies on display in various poses. There is a plastination process used that keeps the bodies preserved, but still lets you see “inside” them. The picture below is a great example. It  shows a body posing. You can see the muscles and bones. In this specific example, it is also show various medical prostheses.

    Picture provided by Brunetta Etc! Communications

    The building itself was done up very well. I drive by that place every day, and wondered how it would look. The exhibit is of high quality, and fits well in the building. The only complaint I have is about the unpaved parking lot. On the day I went, it rained, and there were very large puddles that I had to walk around.

    The various bodies show things such as:

    • various diseases
    • how systems such as the central nervous, skeletal, musculature and more work
    • how your body has balance and strength
    • fetal development (with fetuses as small as just a few weeks)

    There were a few exhibits that particularly stood out for me:

    • There was an example of a brain with hydrocephalus. It looked to be from a child
    • The sections that showed how the circulatory system worked were neat. They have arms and legs that look like arms and legs, but the arms and legs aren’t there. All you see are the many arteries filled with blood. Cool!
    • There is one display with a clean healthy lung and then a very dirty smoker’s lung. Between the two of them is a container that you can drop your cigarettes in.
    • As shown in the picture above, the body showing the various medical prostheses and surgical tools was neat

    The largest exhibit is the transverse and sagittal body sections. This is the display where you see the cross section of the body at different locations.

    There were several students walking around the exhibits ready to answer any questions you have. We spoke with a nice young woman who was going to be a nurse. She also happened to be the person who helped us at the touch booth. There you can hold part of a human brain, a baboon brain, a heart, and a pelvic bone.

    My son was not bothered at all by anything that he saw. He giggled (not unexpectedly) at the “butt cracks” and “privates” that he could see, but the displays are very tastefully done. I wouldn’t be embarrassed or concerned about taking anyone to the exhibit.

    As you would expect, there is a small gift shop area that you walk through when you are done. They actually had some pretty nice stuff. My favourites were the line of Giant Microbes by Drew Oliver. These are small stuffed animals, except they aren’t animals. They are in the shape of various cells or diseases. It might sound odd, but they are quite cute. My son really wanted to get one.

    There were also other fun things such as shirts, books, pens (made out of plastic bones), stress balls (in the shape of various organs), and Frozen Smiles ice trays. The prices all seemed quite reasonable.

    I wish I could show you pictures of the exhibits, but unfortunately, there is no photography allowed inside.

    I was fascinated by the BodyWorlds exhibit, and I was still fascinated by this Bodies… The Exhibition exhibit. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t much difference between the two of them, but it was still enjoyable to visit. If you have never seen such an exhibit, or haven’t been in a while, you should definitely check it out.

    Rainforest Cafe leaflet

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    Since the arrival of Casino Niagara, Niagara Falls has changed immensely. Perhaps the quickest change was in the food & beverage industry in the city. Almost right away “brand-name” restaurants came into the city. It started with Planet Hollywood and the Hard Rock Cafe and continues today. One of the more recent ones has been the Rainforest Cafe. You can’t miss the entrance to it… there is a giant volcano near the bottom of Clifton Hill! They often will have someone out in the plaza area with a snake, and there is a small shark exhibit in the souvenir shop.

    I’ve scanned their promotional leaflet and included the text below:

    rainforest_cafe_2005_front.jpg rainforest_cafe_2005_back.jpg

    Front of leaflet:

    Rainforest Cafe
    Niagara Falls
    Free Shark Exhibit
    Falls Avenue
    Under the Volcano
    On Clifton Hill

    Rainforest Cafe
    Niagara Falls
    Free
    Complimetnary Gift
    with a merchandise purchase of $15 or more.

    Back of leaflet:

    Rainforest Cafe
    Niagara Falls
    Your advenure begins here…
    An adventure in casual dining
    80 foot erupting volcano
    Live shark (FREE) exhibit
    Unique shopping
    Animatronic elephants & gorillas
    Daily live animal encounters

    Directions:
    From the Rainbo Bridge:
    Take the first right immediately after customs. Turn left on Hiram, and left again on Ontario.
    From QEW/Hwy 420:
    Take QEW to 420 toards the Rainbow Bridge and “The Falls” to Falls Avenue.

    Rainforest Cafe
    Niagara Falls
    Located at Clifton Hill & Falls Ave.
    5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls,
    Ontario, Canada L2E 6W7
    905-374-CAFE (2233)
    One per customer. No cash value.

    PDF IconI have also created a PDF file of the leaflet if you’d like to download it and see it in full size/colour. You can download it here:
    Rainforest Cafe leaflet

    This was almost exactly the same as the last version. The back is exactly the same. The front used to have a picture of 2 kids with a snake wrapped around them. Now there is a picture of the volcano. You can see the older leaflet here.

    You can see pictures of the Rainforest Cafe in the AccessNiagara Rainforest Cafe Image Gallery (remember, the pictures never look as good as the real thing).

    Planet Hollywood leaflet

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    The arrival of Casino Niagara brought a lot of bigger name restaurants to the Niagara area. Planet Hollywood was one of the first. They have a large building, with handprints out front of numerous celebrities, and the usual entertainment memorabilia inside. I’ve only eaten there once (had a burger), and I looked around almost the entire time. There is a lot to see!

    I’ve scanned their promotional leaflet and included the text below:

    Front of leaflet:

    Planet Hollywood
    Niagara Falls
    Eat, Drink and Feel famous

    Falls Avenue
    Next to The Hershey Store

    Back of leaflet:

    Planet Hollywood
    Niagara Falls

    Inspired by film and television, Planet Hollywood is full of excitement and glamour. With rare memorabilia and superb, freshly prepared cuisine…
    there’s no place like Planet Hollywood.

    Directions
    From the Rainbow Bridge:
    Take the frist right immediately after Canadian Customs. Turn left on Hiram, and left again on Ontario.
    From the QEW/Hwy 420:
    Toward the Rainbow Bridge and ‘the Falls’ to Falls Avenue.

    Also visit
    Planet Hollywood Toronto
    227 Front Street West (416) 596-7827

    Front of coupon:

    Preset this coupon and receive a
    FREE CAP

    Back of coupon:

    Planet Hollywood
    905-374-8332
    On Falls Avenue
    With merchandise purchase of $40 or more. One coupon per customer.

    PDF IconI have also created a PDF file of the leaflet if you’d like to download it and see it in full size/colour. You can download it here:
    Planet Hollywood leaflet

    The back of the previous leaflet is exactly the same. The front has changed slightly. There used to be a big picture of N’Sync and Britney Spears. The newer leaflet has a picture of Sylvester Stalone, Jackie Chan, and 2 kids eating. In 2003 it said that it was next to Casino Niagara. The 2005 leaflet says it is next to the Hershey Store. You can see the older leaflet here.

    You can see pictures of Planet Hollywood Niagara Falls in the AccessNiagara Planet Hollywood Niagara Falls Gallery (remember, the pictures never look as good as the real thing).

    WWE Niagara leaflet

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    One of the top search terms on AccessNiagara.com is WWE Niagara. WWE Niagara opened a few years ago and is operated by Canadian Niagara Hotels. It has a large retail store where you can get all sorts of WWE (formerly WWF) memorabilia. It also has a large drop-zone type ride called Pile Driver that raises you 200 feet in the air and then “drops” you down quickly.

    I’ve scanned their promotional leaflet and included the text below:

    Front of leaflet:

    WWE Niagara Falls
    Experience Pile Driver, an endge-of-your seat thrilling adventure!
    905-354-SLAM
    On Clifton Hill

    Back of leaflet:

    WWE Niagara Falls
    Take home a souvenire from our WWE ‘Attitude’ line of clothing & uniqe licensed products.

    Directions:
    From the Rainbow Bridge:
    Take the first right imediately after customs. Turn left on Hiram, and again on Ontario.
    From QEW/Hwy 420:
    Take QEW to 420 towards the Rainbow Bridge and “the Falls” to Falls Avenue.

    Front of Coupon:

    $2 off Pile Driver
    Dare to Challenge the Pile Driver

    Back of Coupon:

    WWE Niagara Falls
    905-354-SLAM
    On Clifton Hill
    next to Rainforest Cafe

    “World Wrestling Entertainment”, “WWE” Logo and WWE Superstar likenesses are trademarks of Word Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
    All Rights Reserved.

    PDF IconI have also created a PDF file of the leaflet if you’d like to download it and see it in full size/colour. You can download it here:
    WWE Niagara leaflet

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