- This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
- Main Level, Temporary Exhibit West
- This exhibit requires an additional ticket with a specified entry time.
- $12 adults/seniors (65+)
$8 children (3-11)
$6 MSI members
Final entry time: 75 min. before Museum closing.
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 exhibit, from anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens—creator of the trailblazing Body Worlds exhibitions—showcases amazing animal specimens 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, the rare chance to see a giant squid and its huge eyes made for the dark ocean depths, 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. Uncover 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.
Tickets and Times
ANIMAL INSIDE OUT is not included in Museum Entry and requires an additional timed-entry ticket. Tickets are $12 for adults and seniors (age 65 and older) and $8 for children (ages 3-11). Discounted tickets for MSI members are $6. Advance tickets are highly recommended and available online.
This exhibit is open to guests of all ages. A few exhibit panels briefly discuss animal reproduction. To ensure an enriching experience for all, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult, parent, guardian or school chaperone.
- Museum Hours
- through December 20:
Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
- through December 20:
- Museum Location
Museum of Science+IndustryGetting Here5700 S. Lake Shore DriveChicago, IL 606371 (773) 684-1414
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ANIMAL INSIDE OUT press materials are available at the page linked below.