May 5 – September 3, 2018
Embark on an anatomical safari and explore the intricate biology, zoology and physiology of the world’s most spectacular creatures—large and small!
BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT gives guests the unique opportunity to explore what lies beneath the surface of some of the world’s most spectacular creatures, using the amazing science of Plastination invented by BODY WORLDS creator and anatomist, Dr. Gunther von Hagens. Guests will learn more about the inner workings of animals and leave with a new understanding of the amazing beauty of both animals and humans.
Featuring more than 100 plastinates, ANIMAL INSIDE OUT reveals how intricate the blood vessels of animals are, what the muscular system and various organs of different animals look like, and how they compare to other animals, including humans. From goats to giraffes, squids to sharks and octopuses to ostriches, guests will discover the form and function of animals both exotic and familiar.
The exhibition is divided into six areas by biological systems – locomotive, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive and urinary/reproductive – to give guests an in-depth look at animals from a rarely seen perspective. Highlights of plastinates featured in ANIMAL INSIDE OUT include the world’s tallest mammal, the giraffe; 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.
Sketching is allowed in the exhibition for private use or study context. If you would like to sketch in the exhibition, please download the Agreement for Sketching, complete it and turn it in to Guest Services when you arrive at the Museum.
As you exit ANIMAL INSIDE OUT, you’ll step into Fantastic Fauna, a Museum-curated exhibition that celebrates the amazing characteristics and behaviors of animals and the biological diversity within the animal kingdom. Explore the unique and extreme features of animals and compare your speed, genetic makeup, longevity and more to those of animals from around the world. Fantastic Fauna admission is included in ANIMAL INSIDE OUT admission.
BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT + Exhibit Galleries admission is $22.50 for adults (13-59), $21 for youth (6-12) and seniors (60+), and $17.50 for preschoolers (3-5). Children 2 and under are free. Member admission is $5. Note: Entry into ANIMAL INSIDE OUT during opening weekend (May 5 - 6) is in 15-minute increments. Average duration of a visit to ANIMAL INSIDE OUT is one hour, but guests are welcome to remain in the exhibition as long as they wish, within operating hours. Click here to purchase tickets.
* Beginning May 11 and continuing through August 31, the Museum will offer extended hours each Friday from 5 to 8 pm to give guests the chance to see ANIMAL INSIDE OUT at the reduced, exhibition-only price of $10. All other Museum exhibits will be closed during this time with the exception of Science After Dark events. Click here to purchase tickets to the Friday evening events.
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