Frequently Asked Questions

Exhibition Entry and Ticket Buying Processes

Where can I buy exhibition tickets?

You can purchase your tickets online from the homepage of our website or through Biletix, as well as at ticket booths located at the exhibition entrance, where you can pay with credit card or cash.

Can I enter the exhibition at any time, or do I need to choose a session?

Our exhibition has been carefully planned in sessions to effectively convey the content. You can choose your session either from the homepage of our website, via Biletix, or at the ticket counters based on the available sessions.

I arrived at the exhibition area later than the starting time of the session I purchased tickets for. Can I still enter?

Unfortunately, no. We operate based on capacity planning, and as capacity is managed according to session attendance information, you will need to wait for the next session.

What is the relationship between the exhibition and HUPALUPA Family Entertainment Center? Can I also purchase exhibition tickets from HUPALUPA?

The exhibition is powered by HUPALUPA through HUPALUPA EXPO in Turkey. However, exhibition tickets are not available through HUPALUPA. An important point: After entering the exhibition area, you can experience simulation devices using your HUPALUPA cards

Campaigns and Pricing

Are there group discounts?

Yes, you need to fill out the form for group pricing, and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Can I get information about ticket prices?

To check our current pricing, you can review the Prices section.


Is the exhibition only for children? Does it appeal to all age groups?

On the contrary, this exhibition is for everyone who is passionate about science and art. It offers content that families can explore and discuss together, appealing to a wide range of ages.

Exhibition Content

What does the exhibition content show?

"ANIMAL INSIDE OUT" by Plastinator Dr. Gunther von Hagens and curator Dr. Angelina Whalley has created a new world of animals with plastination, including giants from the desert, forest, and ocean. "BODY WORLDS of Animals" provides unique insights into the inner lives of animals and showcases a variety of fascinating specimens, including full-body plastinates of animals like giraffes, bears, gorillas, sharks, ostriches, and many more. The most remarkable of all is "Samba," an elephant that is 6 meters long and 3.50 meters tall, making it the largest creature ever plastinated. The exhibition offers visitors a much clearer understanding of the nervous system, bone structure, muscles, and organs of our animal relatives than any expert book. Visitors get to experience the incredible diversity of animal bodies, which are engineering marvels created by Mother Nature.

Where do the displayed animals come from?

None of the animals featured in the "Animals' BODY WORLDS" exhibition were killed for plastination purposes. All the animals have passed away due to natural causes. They are donations from national and international zoos and animal parks, and some donors prefer to remain anonymous. Others are open to having their animal origins disclosed. For example, Hannover Zoo donated the savannah gorilla named "Artis," and Neunkirchen Zoo donated elephants named "Samba" and "Chiana," as well as a giraffe. The Plastination Institute relies on animal donations and is often interested in receiving more donations.

Why are plastinates shown in active and realistic poses?

The poses of plastinates are carefully designed, thought out, and serve educational purposes. Each pose highlights different anatomical features and characteristics. For example, athletic poses are used to demonstrate the muscular system during exercise. The poses allow visitors to better relate the plastinate to their own bodies.

What is plastination?

Plastination was invented in 1977 by Dr. Gunther von Hagens while working as an anatomist at Heidelberg University, and it has been continuously perfected since then. Plastination is a groundbreaking preservation method that stops the decomposition of a deceased body, allowing for the creation of durable anatomical specimens for scientific and medical education. During the plastination process, all body fluids and soluble fats are removed from the specimen. The next step is forced impregnation with reactive resins and elastomers in a vacuum. Curing then takes place with light, heat, or specific gases. This results in solid, odorless, and long-lasting preparations. You can find more information about the plastination technique here.

Plastination Body Donation Program

The foundation of the BODY WORLDS exhibitions is the body donation program for plastination, where registered body donors willingly make their bodies available for the education of doctors and interested individuals after their passing. The Heidelberg Plastination Institute sponsors this body donation program. All body donors receive detailed information before their demise. A brochure specially prepared for this purpose provides information about the plastination process, the institute itself, how to become a body donor, what happens to the body after death at the institute, and the purposes for which plastinates are used.

Is photography allowed in the exhibition?

Editorial photographs and shots require written permission, which can be requested from the exhibition press office. In most exhibitions, visitors are allowed to take personal, non-commercial, and flash-free souvenir photographs. Please check the specific regulations on the website. Photographing should not disturb other visitors and should respect the rights of the individuals exhibited (violations may lead to legal consequences). We kindly ask for respectful behavior towards those featured in the exhibition

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