Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
BODY WORLDS VITAL in Halifax, Canada is now closed
BODY WORLDS is the Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies - seen by more than 54 million visitors globally.
BODY WORLDS VITAL celebrates the potential of the human body and the body in motion. The exhibition is uniquely curated by Dr. Angelina Whalley to show diseases and ailments that affect individuals most frequently and to show the fragility, resilience and strength of the human body. The extraordinary real specimens demonstrate the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of the human body in distress, disease and optimal health. Visitors will marvel at the life processes that are captured in the exhibition and will leave with a new appreciation of the power we have to keep our bodies healthy. This new presentation focuses on contemporary diseases and ailments that afflict the public, and how everyday lifestyle choices can improve health and wellness.
Specimens on display stem from the Institute for Plastination’s body donation program and are preserved through plastination, a remarkable scientific process invented by pioneering anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens.