Body Worlds Vital

Body Worlds Vital

Gunther Von Hagens' BODY WORLDS Vital the original exhibition of real human bodies designed to give visitors a unique insight into health and wellbeing.

BODY WORLDS is the Original Exhibition of real human bodies - seen by 45 million visitors globally.

Vital explores the wonders of human health and wellbeing.

Melbourne Showgrounds: 13 August - 18 November 2018

Body Worlds is the first exhibition of its kind to inform the visitor about anatomy, physiology and health by viewing REAL HUMAN BODIES.

The specimens on display were preserved through Plastination, the preservation process invented by physician and anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens in 1977, while he was working as at the University of Heidelberg.

Body Worlds presents a special collection of specimens designed to show visitors the basics of human health and wellness. The museum quality exhibition includes whole-body plastinates, a large arrangement of individual organs, arterial and organ configurations and translucent slices that give a complete picture of how the body works.

Body Worlds tells the fascinating story of how best to fight life-threatening diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart ailments, through healthy choices and lifestyle changes.

Real Human Bodies

The specimens are real human bodies, preserved though a groundbreaking method of preservation called Plastination.

Plastinated specimens are dry and odourless and retain their natural structure. In fact, they are identical to their pre-preservation state down to the microscopic level. Specimens on display originate from the Institute of Plastination's body donor program.

To find out more about the BODY WORLDS donor program please visit

Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS Vital


Adult (16yrs+) AUD $30.00
Child (0-4yrs) FREE
Child (5-15yrs) AUD $15.00
Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children) AUD $80.00
Student (with valid ID) AUD $25.00
Senior (Seniors Card) AUD $25.00
School tour group per student (8-17yrs) Week days ONLY* AUD $10.00
*School groups must consist of 10 or more students (8-17yrs), and be accompanied by an adult

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Ticket information
General Admission tickets are available from 13 Aug - 9 Sept and 6 Oct - 18 Nov.
Exhibition entry times are scheduled every 30 minutes during opening hours.
Exhibition duration is typically 60-90 minutes.
*All online tickets incur a 3% booking fee.
Please note session changes and cancellations are not permitted.

BODY WORLDS Vital will be open during the Royal Melbourne Show from 22 Sept to 2 Oct.

For those that remember: Amazing Bodies Exhibition came to Melbourne 2010-2011 at Docklands.

Opening Hours

Monday - Wednesday 10am - 5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Thursday - Friday 10am - 6.30pm (last entry at 5.30pm)
Saturday - Sunday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm (last entry at 5:30 pm)

When & Where

Dates:  - 

Venue | Location

 Melbourne Showgrounds show

Corner Epsom Road and Langs Road,  Ascot Vale Victoria 3032 | Map
Event: | Venue: +61 (3) 9281 7444

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Body Worlds Vital

Royal Melbourne Show 2019

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