Did you know that an estimated 97% of all animal species on earth are invertebrates??
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is offering the unique chance to explore the intricate biology and physiology of some of the world’s most spectacular creatures in Animal Inside Out until September, 2013.
A “Body Worlds”-styled exhibit featuring an inside look at preserved animals using plastination. This process invented bythe controversial German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, involves embalming the body and then dissection. To remove the body fat, the specimen is place in an acetone bath and then immersed in a liquid plastic, like silicone. Then the acetone is suctioned out in a vacuum process, leaving behind the details of the tissues, blood vessels and bones.
The exhibit feature some of the largest specimens Body Worlds has ever created, including a 2500-pound bull, an octopus and a camel but the largest animal on display is a towering adult giraffe that features a clear view of the seven exceptionally long cervical vertebrae that make up its neck. And while some of these animals have been featured in previous exhibitions, the bulk of the specimens have never been seen in the U.S. before.
Tickets for just the exhibit are $27 for adults and $18 for children. Totally worth the experience.
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