"Animal Inside Out" Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry


Explore the intricate biology and physiology of some of the world’s most spectacular creatures in Animal Inside Out, a BODY WORLDS Production, making its U.S. premiere at MSI this March.

This exhibit, from anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens—creator of the trailblazing BODY WORLDS exhibitions—showcases more than 100 animal specimens that have been preserved through the process of plastination, which replaces the body's fluids with plastics to incredibly detailed effect.

From goats to giraffes and octopuses to ostriches, you'll see the inner workings of some of the world's most impressive animals and better understand the evolution of animals and the natural world. Highlights of Animal Inside Out include peering up at a giraffe, witnessing a shark outlined entirely in its dense network of blood vessels, and peeking inside a rabbit’s brain.

Animal Inside Out allows you to compare the anatomical systems of the animal kingdom in great detail. Discover how skeletal and tissue foundations vary across species. Reveal the networks necessary to animal life in the circuitry of the nervous system, and the organs of breathing and digestion. Explore animal evolution and reproduction, and wildlife conservation and preservation. It's a chance to see animals in a whole new way.

This exhibit opens on March 14, 2013. Tickets are now available online or by phone at (773) 684-1414.


Animal Inside Out is not included in Museum general admission and requires an additional timed-entry ticket.
$12 adults and seniors (age 65 and older)
$8 children (ages 3-11)
$6 MSI members (adult, senior and child)

Free admision + exhibit ticket discount for members

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It's a maybe since I may go to Madison that weekend

    March 17, 2013

  • Miguel A

    I have to make this a maybe, I got another commitment in the morning and I am not sure is I will be free in time to attend the exhibit.

    March 15, 2013

  • Jamilette

    Has anyone seen the Body Worlds Exhibit before? I loved the human bodies plastination exhibit in Baltimore a few of years ago. Seeing other animals on the inside should be just as macabre and fun.

    February 1, 2013

    • Miguel A

      I saw it two or three times, each time it is a little different. It is like visiting an art gallery and looking at images from an anatomy book at the same time.

      1 · February 1, 2013

    • Jamilette

      February 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's a maybe since I may go to Madison that weekend

    February 1, 2013

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