Telus World of Science – Edmonton exhibits Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life. It is an opportunity for your to see what`s inside the human body through the displays of real human specimens that were preserved through the process of Plastination, invented by physician and pioneering anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens.
The anatomical exhibitions of real human body are from fetal development, maturity to advanced age. It also shows comparable view of organs that are healthy, distress and disease as human body grows old and as a result of our choice of not taking care of it.
Bodies were also positioned differently just like the photo below. Unfortunately cameras are not allowed inside, so photos here are from Google.
There are also bodies that are not encased in the glass so you can touch it with your bare hand. But I didn’t dare to touch it thinking that it is a dead human body.
Another amazing display is the veins as shown below. I would say preservation through the process of Plastination is an exemplary invention of Dr. Hagens.
According to our guide, Mr. June, a nurse from Philippines (where lucky to find him at the exhibits), preserved bodies where donations from different parts of the world. This keeps me wondering if I`ll give my body to them. But according to him they stopped accepting donations for the meantime.
It was a wonderful learning experience to see all the amazing displays. It was worth the price and the time we spent.