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More than 100,000 visitors to Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out at Canadian Museum of Nature

OTTAWA, Oct. 1, 2015A Canadian premiere about the inner workings and anatomy of animals was a hit this summer at the Canadian Museum of Nature. BodyWorlds: Animal Inside Out closed September 20 and attracted 100,918 visitors during its five-month run, anchoring a successful summer tourist season at the museum.

The special exhibition provided visitors with a unique view of the intricate biology of more than 100 animal specimens. The museum supplemented the content with roving interpreters and a Science Lounge that featured educational games and activities drawn from the museum’s collections and research expertise.   

“This show had broad appeal, from tourists in town for the summer, to revellers at our Nature Nocturne series, to biology students attracted by insights into animal anatomy,” says John Swettenham, the museum’s Director of Marketing and Corporate Advancement. “We’re pleased with its success since special exhibitions provide new experiences for our visitors, position our city as an exciting tourist destination and, at the same time, support the museum as a sustainable business enterprise.”

Now that Animal Inside Out has moved out, the bugs are ready to move in! The museum’s next special exhibition, Bugs Outside the Box, opens October 23 for five months. It will present an engaging look at the insect world through towering insect models, live insect exhibits, photography and interactive games. Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana will then anchor the museum’s 2016 summer season when it arrives June 11.

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Information for media:

Dan Smythe
Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Nature
613.566.4781; 613-698-9253 (cell)

Laura Sutin
Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Nature
613-566-4793; 613-698-7142 (cell)