Science North - Body Worlds RX

Experience the Ontario premiere of BODY WORLDS Rx and discover the prescriptions for healthy living.

BODY WORLDS Rx was uniquely curated to show diseases and ailments that affect individuals most frequently and to show the fragility, resilience and strength of the human body. 

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MORE THAN 100 SPECIMENS

You will see one hundred real human specimens including iconic whole body plastinates like The Smoker. 

All specimens are preserved by the revolutionary process of Plastination, invented by Dr. Gunther von Hagens.

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INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS

include the "Anatomical Mirror", where you will see how vital organs are positioned in your own body and the "Tobacco Body", a time-lapse of smoking's impact on the body. 

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UNDERSTANDING BRAIN HEALTH

Diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's are explored through detailed specimens an exploratory video and more. 

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HEALTH AND DISEASE REVEALED

Healthy organs are shown in direct comparison with diseased organs, to reveal the physical impact of disease on the body systems and organs.

BODY WORLDS Rx was uniquely curated by Dr. Angelina Whalley to show diseases and ailments that affect individuals most frequently and to show the fragility, resilience and strength of the human body. 

The extraordinary real specimens demonstrate the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of the human body in distress, disease and optimal health. Visitors will marvel at the life processes that are captured in the exhibition and will leave with a new appreciation of the power we have to keep our bodies healthy. 

Specimens on display stem from the Institute for Plastination’s body donation program and are preserved through plastination, a remarkable scientific process invented by pioneering anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens. This new presentation focuses on contemporary diseases and ailments that afflict the public, and how everyday lifestyle choices can improve health and wellness.