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San Diego Natural History Museum presents

Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS 2
& The Three Pound Gem
The Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies

March 5–October 4, 2009

Body Worlds exhibitions have been hailed by many as the most educational exhibitions ever created to improve the public's awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the human body.
Thanks to a process developed by Dr. Gunther von Hagen called "plastination," these exhibitions feature dynamic, whole-body
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plastinates that are unparalleled for their aesthetic and informative value. Visitor studies have shown that people who see Body Worlds exhibitions have made lifestyle changes in diet, alcohol, smoking, and exercise habits to improve their health. Body Worlds 2 and the Three Pound Gem focuses on the brain.


Fossil Mysteries, a highly interactive exhibition, explores big themes in science: evolution, extinction, ecology, and Earth processes. Abundant fossils, models, murals, and dioramas offer unique multi-sensory experiences. You’ll see the world—past and present—in a whole new way.

Visit http://www.sdnhm.org/ for information on both of these exciting exhibits at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Located on the North Embarcadero near the San Diego Maritime Museum and the Star of India Tall Ship, the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum, which opened in spring 2004, features the decommissioned Midway as a multi-dimensional, interactive educational and entertainment complex. The only museum of its kind on the West Coast, the complex includes a below-deck theatre, flight simulators, ship tours, permanent exhibits of historical memorabilia and an educational research center.

Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the
San Diego Zoo, the Park has an everchanging calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction.

Passport to Balboa Park, San Diego's best cultural value, offers visitors the chance to experience 13 museums in the Park, with savings of more than 50% and the convenience of a one-time purchase. The Passport is valid for seven consecutive days, and includes one admission to each of the 13 attractions. The Zoo/Passport Combo includes the Passport to Balboa Park plus one-day deluxe admission at the San Diego Zoo, all for one low price.

The Passport to Balboa Park is valid for one admission to each of these thirteen attractions
within seven consecutive days:

Japanese Friendship Garden
Mingei International Museum
Museum of Photographic Arts
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
San Diego Air & Space Museum
SDAI- Museum of the Living Artist
San Diego Automotive Museum
Museum of San Diego History
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego Hall of Champions

For more information or to buy your Passport to Balboa Park please visit http://www.balboapark.org/info/passport.php

Smart Destinations, Inc.

Admission to over 55 of the best attractions, activities and tours are included with your
Go San Diego Card. Do as much as you like each day for one low, affordable price. Tailor
your own custom itineraries, allowing each person to do what is most fun for them. And with unlimited flexibility, you can change your plans on the fly. Some of the attractions included are LEGOLAND® California, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park, San Diego Harbor Excursions, Whale Watching Excursion, Coronado and PETCO Park Guided Tours, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and IMAX, USS Midway just to name a few. Visit the web-site at http://www.gosandiegocard.com for a full listing of all participating venues, proposed itineraries and different ticket options.

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
(619) 557-5450

A Voyage of Discovery at Cabrillo National Monument
Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In addition to telling the story of 16th century exploration, the park is home to a wealth of cultural and natural resources. Join us and embark on your own Voyage of Discovery. Visit http://www.nps.gov/cabr/index.htm to plan your day at this historic national monument.

The Gaslamp District – is one of the city's premier dining, shopping and entertainment destinations with its oldfashioned gas lamps, brick sidewalks and Victorian-style buildings. Located directly across the street from the Center, this historic neighborhood features an eclectic blend of more than 90 restaurants including sidewalk cafés, coffee houses and pubs, art galleries, boutiques, and specialty stores, live theatre and dance clubs.

Seaport Village – San Diego's colorful Spanish-style waterfront dining, shopping and outdoor entertainment venue is just a short stroll away. Located between South Embarcadero Park and the North Embarcadero, Seaport Village offers panoramic views of San Diego Bay, Coronado and evening sunsets.

868 4th Avenue
(619) 615-4000

The Balboa Theatre was originally built in 1924 in downtown San Diego where it played host to hundreds of famous Vaudeville acts and ushered in the era of talking motion pictures. Today, the 1,400- seat theater is newly restored to its original Mediterranean and Spanish revival style splendor and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Its colorful tiled dome, elaborate arched ceilings and two unique waterfalls on either side of the stage, make the theater a dramatic venue.

15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA
(760) 747-8702

A 2,200-acre exotic animal and botanical reserve dedicated to the preservation and protection of endangered species. Exotic animal shows are scheduled throughout the day in Wild Animal Park's Africa inspired Nairobi Village.

In Carlsbad, off Interstate 5, 30 minutes north of San Diego
(760) 918-5346

At LEGOLAND® California everyone in the family becomes a hero on our more than 50 super rides, shows and attractions! There’s fun for everyone, including even the youngest guest. CLOSED TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS.

The San Diego Convention Bureau has a web-site just for AANS Annual Meeting attendees with valuable information to plan your trip. Visit www.meetmeinsandiego.com/AANS/ San Diego’s highly visual informational resource that captures the "Sun- Sational" appeal and showcases all that San Diego has to offer. From what special events are happening during our meeting to maps and directions and so much more. The Best of San Diego is just a click away.

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