If an “insider’s” view of the human body is your thing, a new science centre exhibit is sure to have you jumping from your skin.
The Calgary Telus World of Science will play host this spring to Gunther von Hagen’s Body Worlds and the Brain, the internationally acclaimed travelling exhibition.
The Canadian premiere of the exhibit will launch in Calgary on April 30 and features over 200 specimens, including 20 fully preserved bodies, or plastinates.
Body Worlds exhibitions have been in over 47 cities around the world, and have been seen by over 29-million visitors.
“It’s a science-based exhibit, but is very much in a museum style,” said Rheinz Reese, the project manager for Body Worlds.
This exhibition will feature the very latest in neuroscience, and includes information on brain development and function, as well as brain disease and disorders. It is expected to be 50 per cent larger than the previous Body Worlds exhibition in Edmonton in 2008.
“As always, our goal is to provide the best experience for our guests,” said Jennifer Martin, the Calgary president and CEO of the Telus World of Science.
“You won’t look at other people or yourself in the same way after this.”