It’s incredible to watch real life animals without their skin or layer of fur. The animals’ plastinated structure shows the intricate details of their muscles, joints and blood vessels while their eyes still look very alive. There are more than a hundred animal bodies and body parts on display at the Finnish Science Centre Heureka in Vantaa at the exhibition Body Worlds – Animal Inside Out.

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The visitor gets acquainted at close range with animal anatomy, from a frog to a giraffe 5.1 meters tall. Of the Finnish species, the most impressive piece is a brown bear, standing at a height of 2.5 meters.

We certainly enjoyed visiting this one.


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The brown bear is one of the most impressive creatures on display. At a height of 2.5 meters and a weight of 275 kilograms, it’s a hefty beast. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

The ostrich stands tall and proud. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

The ostrich stands tall and proud. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

[divider]More Info[/divider]Body Worlds  – Animal Inside Out is open 28.1.2017 – 29.10.2017
Heureka is open on Mon-Wed, Fri 10-17; Thu 10-20; Sat-Sun 10-18
Address: Kuninkaalantie 7, Vantaa, Tikkurila