What Is It?
BODY WORLDS Vital is an all-new, unique exhibition celebrating the wonder, resilience and fragility of the human body. Visitors will get a detailed look at the human body and its keenly intelligent design, explore how it functions and see what happens when disease strikes.
This exhibition is set to match the massive success of the BODY WORLDS exhibition hosted at Sci-Bono in 2013. The 2013 exhibition was so popular and successful that there have been requests to bring it back. So, this time, BODY WORLDS returns with a new exhibition, offering an authentic and unforgettable experience which provides a most meaningful and memorable learning opportunity for everybody.
BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the living human body in its optimal state – healthy, vibrant, vigorous and in motion. At the same time, it presents the leading health concerns of contemporary times, the causes of these conditions and diseases, and ways to prevent or manage them. Visitors will be able to explore human anatomy, physiology and health through 180 authentic whole-body plastinates, individual organs and transparent body slices.
You can expect to see a pair of figure skaters performing a skillful lift, a soccer player dribbling a ball, and a chess player plotting his next move – all illustrated like never before. Healthy and diseased organs are shown alongside each other, while displays of the nervous and cardiovascular systems show the intricacies and complexity of our bodies. Specimens are permanently preserved through the process of plastination, invented by famed anatomist, Dr Gunther von Hagens.
When Is It?
The exhibit has been extended until 31 July 2016! The exhibition is open from 09:00 to 18:00, Monday to Sunday.
Last admission – 17:00.
Estimated time to view the entire exhibition: 1½ to 2 hours.
Where Is It?
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, corner of Miriam Makeba Street and Helen Joseph Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults (18 years+) – Discounted weekdays: R120 per person | weekends, public holidays and school holidays: R160 per person.
Children* (6 to 17 years) – Any day, special child rate: R100 per child.
Children under 5 years – Free entry.
Family (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) – Discounted weekdays: R360 | weekends, public holidays and school holidays: R440 per family.
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