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On now for a limited time until May 31, 2016

One of the world's most groundbreaking travelling exhibitions is at Calgary's science centre.

BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the living human body in its optimal state - healthy, vibrant, vigorous and in motion. The exhibition presents the leading health concerns of contemporary times, the causes of these conditions and diseases and ways to prevent or manage them.

Thank you to our learning sponsor:

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The exhibition includes real human bodies that have been donated to science and undergone a complex plastination process that preserves the structures in incredible detail. The bodies are displayed in dynamic poses that make the connection between body and movement. This in-depth exhibition is designed to inspire visitors to learn more about anatomy, life sciences and healthy living.

BODY WORLDS exhibitions are the original and first exhibitions that displayed human specimens to a large public audience. Created by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, BODY WORLDS is the result of the German scientist and physician's three-decade-long research and development endeavours in plastination science - von Hagens' groundbreaking method of halting decomposition and preserving the body after death for scientific and medical study, which he invented in 1977. Learn more about BODY WORLDS at

"We hope for the message of vitality, fitness and health to be contagious and relayed by visitors to their social networks." - Dr. Gunther von Hagens

"I hope for visitors to Vital to be inspired by the body's potential and capacity of change." - Dr. Angelina Whalley, the scientist and creative designer behind BODY WORLDS


Adult (18-64) $24.95
Senior (65+) $22.95
Youth (13-17) $20.95
Child (3-12) $17.95
Admission for children under 3 is free

BODY WORLDS Vital tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Tickets include general admission to the science centre.


If you'd like to see the exhibition during Adults Only Night, please find ticket information here

Special price for TELUS Spark Members: $5 each for all ages.

All prices plus GST.


Open late every day until May 31.


Discretionary coupling exhibit open weekdays after 2:30 p.m. and all day on weekends.

*Second and third Thursdays of every month are 18+ only from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. for Adults Only Night. 

Caution for sensitive viewers:

Please take the time to learn about the exhibition and determine whether it's right for you and children in your care. This exhibition includes complete bodies with eyes and genitals. A discretionary section of the exhibition highlights prenatal development and includes embryos and fetuses.

A discretionary section of the exhibition includes a representation of sexual intercourse. Unaccompanied minors are not permitted in this area. This discretionary section is open weekdays after 2:30 p.m. and all day on weekends.