OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 22, 2015) - Media are invited to the exclusive Canadian preview of BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out. This fascinating exhibition of animal anatomy, which has been seen in Europe and in the United States will run from May 1 to September 20, 2015 and is the Canadian Museum of Nature's (CMN) marquee attraction for the summer tourist season.

WHAT: Media-only preview of exhibition
WHO: Spokespeople include:
- Meg Beckel, CMN President and CEO
- Dr. Angelina Whalley, creative/conceptual designer for BODY WORLDS and Director of the Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg, Germany
- Dr. Kamal Khidas, CMN Curator of Vertebrates
- CMN exhibit content specialists
WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, 10 a.m. to noon. Welcome remarks in the 1st floor Rotunda, followed by tour of the exhibition on the 4th floor east.
WHERE: Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St, Ottawa (at Metcalfe)
RSVP: or 613-566-4793

The exhibition presents more than 100 specimens of real, plastinated animals from the creators of BODY WORLDS. Among the mammals, invertebrates, fish and birds, you will see a camel, giraffe, ostrich, bull, and even a human! It's a rare opportunity to see biological similarities and differences -from muscles, to digestive systems, to reproductive organs. The museum has also added a Science Lounge to the show, with unique hands-on activities to enhance visitors' exploration of animal anatomy. Find out more at

The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada's national museum of natural history and natural sciences. The museum provides evidence-based insights, inspiring experiences and meaningful engagement with nature's past, present and future. It achieves this through scientific research, a 10.5 million specimen collection, education programs, signature and travelling exhibitions, and a dynamic web site,

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Contact Information:

Laura Sutin
Canadian Museum of Nature
613-566-4793/ cell: 613-698-7142

Dan Smythe
Canadian Museum of Nature
613-566-4781/ cell: 613-698-9253