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Body Worlds Vital

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Date and time

Until Fri 13 July

Location

Hilton Auckland - Princes Wharf, Auckland.

Cost

$0 - $28

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Explore what your body looks like when you take you skin off! Using real bodies that have been specially preserved, this exhibition celebrates the potential of the human body and what it looks like while it is in motion.

This is the first time the Body Worlds has ever come to New Zealand, and this exhibition itself is the first of its kind to encourage people to explore anatomy, physiology and health through viewing real human bodies. The specimens on display were preserved through Plastination, the preservation process invented by physician and anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens while he was working at the University of Heidelberg.

Vital presents a special collection of specimens designed to show visitors the basics of human health and wellness. The exhibition includes whole-body plastinates, a large arrangement of individual organs, arterial and organ configurations and translucent slices that give a complete picture of how the body works.

Vital tells the fascinating story of how best to fight life-threatening diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart ailments, through healthy choices and lifestyle changes.

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Plan your visit by downloading these Body Worlds guides, which have been specially designed for teachers, students, parents and families:
Educator Guide
Family Guide

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Event details

Date and time

Until Fri 13 July

Location

Hilton Auckland - Princes Wharf, Auckland.

Cost

$0 - $28

Find out more