Animal Inside Out: Life Science Centre
Get under natures skin with this unforgettable exhibition featuring real animals preserved through plastination. See some of the worlds most spectacular creatures like never before in Animal Inside Out at Life. From goats to giraffes, elephants to eels and octopuses to ostriches - embark on an anatomical safari exploring more than 100 real animal specimens. Marvel at the muscles supporting the neck of the 5m tall giraffe, stand face to face with an adult gorilla and discover the dense network of blood vessels in a shark. Thanks to the science of plastination, invented by Dr Gunther von Hagens, each animal has been painstakingly preserved allowing visitors to see what lies beneath natures skin in intricate detail. The exhibition aims to illustrate the complexity of animal physiology, exploring the inner workings of animals and the systems that allow them to live, thrive and survive. Youll see the nervous, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems and be able to compare and contrast them to the human equivalent. Animal Inside Out also shows how different animals have evolved both in their anatomy and their organ function to their natural habitats such as the elephant's trunk or the giraffe's long neck. Animal Inside Out was made possible through cooperation with zoos and various university veterinary programmes. No animal was killed or harmed for this exhibition.
28th May 2016 - 3rd January 2017
0191 243 8210
Centre for Life
Newcastle upon Tyne
Monday- Friday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm