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Manitoba Museum Exhibit Takes You Under an Animal’s Skin

April 16, 2019 10:40 AM | Entertainment

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out opens April 17 at the Manitoba Museum. (HANDOUT)

It’s literally an inside look at the animals you know and love in a new exhibit at the Manitoba Museum.

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out takes visitors on an anatomical safari exploring a variety of animals from goats to giraffes, and octopuses to ostriches.

“(It’s) a fascinating approach to the study of animal anatomy,” said Claudette Leclerc, executive director and CEO of the Manitoba Museum.

“We’re honoured to present an exhibition that speaks to the amazing complexity and variety seen in the animal world. It is an absolutely unique exploration of life on earth.”

The exhibition shows a rarely seen perspective, through skeletons, muscles, organs, circulatory systems, and more. Stripping away nature’s skin to the bare flesh and bones, Animal Inside Out features more than 100 plastinates including translucent slices, blood vessel configurations, organ configurations, and whole body plastinates displaying the intricate biology and physiology of some of the world’s most spectacular creatures.

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out is the creation of Dr. Gunther von Hagens. The exhibit opens to the public on Wednesday, April 17, and is open for the Easter long weekend including Good Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, the Manitoba Museum will also be open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Tickets are available online or at the box office.

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