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Travel on an Anatomical Safari

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, elephants to eels and octopuses to ostriches visitors will discover the form and function of animals both exotic and familiar. Animal biology textbooks spring to life in this unforgettable museum learning experience.

The exhibition explores:

Skeletal foundations: From tiny insects to full-grown mammals, most animals have a skeleton of some sort, whether it is an endoskeleton which humans have or the exoskeleton of insects and crustaceans.

Muscles, tendons and ligaments: From the large running and leaping muscles of a reindeer to the specialized muscles of a bull’s heart pumping blood and nutrients around the body, ANIMAL INSIDE OUT reveals how most animals have muscles.

Internal circuit of the nervous system: The nervous system is a vast and complex network connecting the brain, the spinal cord and all parts of the body, channeling a constant flow of data and sending out commands. The nerve fibers that carry this vital information can be finer than a human hair and are invisible to the naked eye.

The birds and the bees: After feeding, reproduction is the most essential of all an animal’s activities, and evolution has developed a vast number of different ways for animals to reproduce.

Breathing and eating: The lungs and digestive tracts of animals, such as the reindeer, reveal the intricate detail of some of the major organs in the body, many of the characteristics of which we share with them.

Wildlife conservation and Preservation: By learning how similar animals and humans are visitors will be able to gain a new appreciation for the importance of animal welfare.

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