Body Worlds & The Story of the Heart: Now until Feb. 28, 2010

Four years after BODY WORLDS 2 brought record crowds to the Science Centre, the new blockbuster exhibition, BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart, opened to the public on October 9, 2009. See through the lenses of anatomy, cardiology, psychology and culture how the heart nourishes, regulates and sustains life. The exhibition will give you a profound insight into the human body, health and disease, and the intricate world of the cardiovascular system with over 200 human specimens including whole-body plastinates, organs and translucent body slices. The striking whole-body plastinates in BODY WORLDS allow you to see inside the staggeringly complex and interconnected network of muscles, tendons and blood vessels that make up our bodies. The specimens on display come through the Institute for Plastination's body donation program - all of the donors had agreed before their deaths that their bodies can be displayed for public education purposes. Sixty-eight Canadians have bequeathed their bodies to von Hagens' Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg, Germany. Nearly half a million visitors came to see BODY WORLDS 2 at the Science Centre during its five-month run from September 30, 2005 to February 26, 2006. Due to its popularity, doors remained open for 61 consecutive hours during the final weekend, when over 32,000 people flocked to see the exhibition before it closed.

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