At the end of last year, I took a trip over to Amsterdam and whilst I was there I popped by the Body World exhibition. I was so immersed in the way there were real bodies on display that I was super excited to hear about a new exhibition a little closer to home. Sea Creatures allows visitors to explore the secrets of life beneath the ocean’s waves by viewing incredible cross-sections of the animals including whales, penguins and Great White sharks, and even getting an up-close glimpse of their complex organs. Pretty darn awesome, right?!
Where and When?
Sea Creatures begins its tour at the Royal Horticultural Halls, Lawrence Hall in London between July 20 and August 30, before heading around the UK, stopping in Edinburgh, Harrogate, and Belfast. The tour will show off fifty ethically sourced, real-life specimens of creatures including a Baleen Whale, Whale Shark, Great White Shark, Dolphin, Seal, Octopus, Penguin and Sting Ray, allowing visitors to glimpse inside these incredible majestic beasts, and learn about the complex life systems within.
How are they Made?
The painstakingly preserved displays use the same plastination process that was made famous by artist Damien Hirst’s and his incredible artwork. It’s done by replacing fluids and soluble fats with resins which allows us to view incredibly accurate ‘cross-sections’ of the creatures. Alongside the many full-body exhibits will be a host of smaller displays, including the lung and eyeball of a Mink Whale, a whale’s kidney, the egg of a King Penguin, a Sea Lion’s heart and shark’s teeth. In total, there will be over a whopping 200 exhibits will be on show.
For those of you taking children, the educational exhibition will also feature digital interactive experiences, allowing the children to fully immerse themselves in the underwater world. Sea creatures will be brought to life by a range of virtual reality experiences and will allow visitors to explore the deepest regions of planet earth’s oceans.
We can’t wait to get there and experience what the exhibition has to offer. Tickets are selling fast so don’t hesitate in booking yours, and grab them now! Use code CEC20 to get 20% off your tickets as I’m dead nice like that!