BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out is the latast cool attraction at the Canadian Musem of Nature and it's sure to be an interesting and very informative way to spend the day with your children. You can get a look at what's under the skin of more than 100 animal specimens.
This special attraction at the museum runs until September 20th. and it's the first time ever being showcased in Canada.
“BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out is our marquee summer attraction,” says Meg Beckel, CMN President and CEO. “We’re delighted to be the first Canadian venue for this popular show which has thrilled audiences in Europe and the United States. Our visitors are going to be enthralled by it.”
You can see many mammals, invertebrates, fish and birds, including a camel, giraffe, giant squid, ostrich, bull, and even… a human!
With the skin removed from the real specimens, and the animals preserved through a process called plastination, visitors can look at and compare different creatures.
The museum has added a Science Lounge in the exhibition, with hands-on activities, too.
Other programming in the Animal Inside Out gallery includes roving interpreters as well as a scavenger hunt activity sheet. And as of June 27, visitors can learn about digestive systems at the “Glorious Guts” station, or sign up for a family workshop on owl pellet dissection.
This educational exhibition is suitable for all ages.
Please note: A surcharge in addition to regular museum admission applies to the Animal Inside Out exhibition: $10 for adults; $7 for ages 3-17 and for seniors (65+).
Summer hours start June 1 and the museum is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays until 8 p.m. The museum is located at 240 McLeod St.