Why would the public be interested in this exhibition?
How is the exhibition organised?
What is the difference between plastinates & man-made artificial models?
How many plastinates are in the exhibition?
Where did the specimens come from?
Why are the whole body plastinates posed differently?
How long does it take to view the exhibition?
What is the capacity inside the exhibition at a time?
Is touching of plastinated specimens allowed?
Is this exhibition appropriate for children?
Is this exhibition appropriate for school field trips?
Are photos & filming of the exhibition allowed?
Which city will the exhibition be visiting next?
What merchandise is available?
How do I book an evening session?
Will there be guided tours?

Why would the public be interested in this exhibition?

Prior to The Amazing Human Body, this type of real anatomical detail has been hidden behind closed doors and could only be experienced by select members of the medical community. The purpose of displaying The Amazing Human Body is to inspire the general public to learn more about how the human body functions and how lifestyle choices affect the body.


How is the exhibition organised?

As you take a self-guided tour through The Amazing Human Body, you can explore one body system at a time, including the locomotive, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive and reproductive systems. Full-body specimens are included throughout the exhibit to show how the systems work in real human bodies.


What is the difference between plastinates & man-made artificial models?

The plastintes specimens show the details of disease, pathology, physiology and anatomy in a unique way that cannot be shown with models, textbooks or photos. In addition, the exhibition allows audiences to understand that each and every body has its own unique features, even on the inside. It is an established fact that audiences relate far better to real specimens (such as the plastinates) rather than man-made artificial models.


How many plastinates are in the exhibition?

The exhibition features approx.  400 authentic human specimens, including 18 whole bodies, individual organs and body slices together with comparative specimens from other species.


Where did the specimens come from?

The specimens in this exhibit are from voluntary body donors-individuals who bequeathed that upon their death, their bodies could be used in this exhibition for education purposes. In making their donation, these voluntary donors agreed that all aspects of their identities, including age and cause of death, would remain confidential. The exhibit focuses on the nature of our bodies, not on providing personal information.


Why are the whole body plastinates posed differently?

The poses of the plastinates whole bodies illustrate different anatomical and physiological features. For example, the "Tennis Player" poses illustrate how muscle systems function while playing sports.


How long does it take to view the exhibition?

Past experience has shown that it typically takes about 2Ý hours to visit the exhibition. Some school and special interest groups have taken longer to viewing and examining the displays.It is not uncommon for art groups to spend several days sketching and analysing the human form in a way that is normally never possible.


What is the capacity inside the exhibition at a time?

The exhibit has the capacity of up to 800 people. In case of a capacity crowd, entrance into the exhibit is contingent on the amount of people exiting the exhibit at the end.


Is touching of plastinated specimens allowed?

Audiences are generally not allowed touch them. At a certain part in the exhibit, audiences have the option of touching a select group of plastinated organs to better understand both the human anatomy and the process of plastination.


Is this exhibition appropriate for children?

Due to the sensitive nature of this exhibit, the Amazing Human Body requires that children under 13 be accompanied by a responsible adult, parent, guardian, teacher or school chaperone. There may be displays in the exhibit that adults will wish to explain to children in their care. The organisers of The Amazing Human Body will provide information offering helpful tips for visiting the exhibit with children.

Unaccompanied children will not be allowed into the exhibition.


Is this exhibition appropriate for school field trips?

Educational and health authorities recommend this exhibit for school groups in Year 5 and up and require that the teacher obtain permission from a parent or guardian of each child to view the exhibition.

Due to the large number of school groups that will be attending the exhibition it will be necessary to book attendance dates and times. This can be done at School Section of this website.

Buses will be able to drop off and collect students the entrance to the exhibition. Bus and coach parking is available in close proximity.


Are photos & filming of the exhibition allowed?

Photography and filming are not allowed in ěThe Amazing Human Bodyîexhibition, except by the approved reporters of media. We thank you for your cooperation.


Which city will the exhibition be visiting next?

The exhibition is preparing to visit Auckland, NZ after our current tour iof Melbourne is completed.


What merchandise is available?

A range of merchandises will be made available. A catalogue of the entire exhibit with detailed labeling and text is also available for purchase.


How do I book an evening session?

Please contact sessions@amazinghumanbody.com.au for evening session bookings


Will there be guided tours?

Acoustic guides are available for hire. Guided tours are also available. Specially arranged tours are also available for interest groups and schools. More in-depth tour can be arranged by emailing schools@amazinghumanbody.com.au.

Curators will be on hand at the exhibition to provide any assistance needed.

For current running exhibition, please visit www.amazingbodies.com.au


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