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ANIMAL INSIDE OUT has thrilled audiences across the globe. Hear what visitors in Chicago had to say:
Explore the intricate biology, zoology and physiology of the world’s most spectacular creatures, large and small in this fascinating new exhibition by BODY WORLDS creator, anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens.
ANIMAL INSIDE OUT takes visitors on an anatomical safari of more than 100 specimens. Each animal is painstakingly preserved by the remarkable process of Plastination, invented by Dr. von Hagens.
From goats to giraffes and octopuses to ostriches, visitors will discover the form and function of animals both exotic and familiar. Highlights of plastinates featured in ANIMAL INSIDE OUT include the world’s tallest mammal, the giraffe, and the rarely seen giant squid; a magnificent bull, with its heart five times the size of a human’s; and a reindeer, with hooves that adapt to the changing seasons.
Animal biology textbooks spring to life in this unforgettable museum learning experience. This highly educational exhibition is designed for all ages and reveals an in-depth look at animals from a rarely seen perspective.
The ANIMAL INSIDE OUT exhibition explores:
PLEASE NOTE: No animal was harmed or killed for this exhibition. Animal specimens in ANIMAL INSIDE OUT are made possible through cooperation with various veterinary programs, zoos, animal groups and private donations.
For more information about this exhibition, please visit www.animalinsideout.com
CAUTION FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS — this exhibition contains real human and animal specimens, which explain the various systems of the body, including the reproductive system.
About BODY WORLDS: Dr. Gunther von Hagens and Dr. Angelina Whalley, creators of ANIMAL INSIDE OUT, are honoured to be able to conserve and present these biological wonders of nature for anatomical study. They hope that this exhibition will show guests the similarities between humans and animals, which will lead to a greater respect and appreciation for all animals.
Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS exhibitions have been seen by more than 47 million visitors across 130 cities around the world. The exhibitions rely on an established body donation program, managed by the Institute for Plastination. Plastination allows for the permanent preservation of anatomical specimens without the use of glass barriers or formaldehyde. For more information, please visit www.bodyworlds.com