If you saw Vital’s hugely successful predecessor called “The Cycle of Life” at Sci-Bono in 2013, you definitely won’t want to miss this entirely new chapter in the ground-breaking BODY WORLDS series.

For the first time in South Africa, BODY WORLDS Vital tells the story of how our lifestyle choices affect our health and vitality and what happens when we are struck down by specific illnesses or medical conditions. An absolute must-see exhibition for everyone who appreciates a profoundly engaging, thought-provoking and visually striking experience.

Top 5 Reasons to visit:

  • A unique look at what exactly lies beneath our skin
  • More than 180 anatomical specimens of real human bodies show us how sophisticated, yet fragile, our bodies really are.
  • Learning about health, wellness and vitality has never been this exciting!
  • Engaging, confronting and inspiring – vastly different to the typical museum experience
  • Not gory at all! The full body “plastinates” are sculptural and artistic – even the squeamish will appreciate them!

Real Bodies. Real Science. Really Amazing.

Thank you to our presenting partner, Discovery

Vital, First time in South Africa


Welcome to the all-new chapter in the trailblazing BODY WORLDS saga. With over 40 million visitors from across the globe under its belt, BODY WORLDS is the kind of exhibition you absolutely have to visit when you get the chance.

The awe-inspiring BODY WORLDS Vital exhibition celebrates the wonder, sophistication and fragility of the human body. You are invited to explore a stunning collection of real human bodies, individual organs and transparent body slices.

Willed by donors and preserved through Dr Gunther von Hagens’ ground-breaking preservation process, called Plastination, each specimen unveils unique insights into our amazing bodies.


Visitor Information


BODY WORLDS Vital is open 7 days a week
9am – 6pm*

Johannesburg (1 March – 19 June 2016)
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Corner of Miriam Makeba St & Helen Joseph St
Newtown, Johannesburg, 2107

Cape Town (9 August – 23 October 2016)
V&A Waterfront
Dock Road, Cape Town, 8001

T: 071 547 5558
E: info@bodyworldsvital.co.za

* Last admission 5pm

Take the family and save!


BODY WORLDS Vital is a great experience for the whole family. Children are equally as fascinated as their parents to see what’s inside their bodies. Be completely captivated – and learn a lot!

Buy a family ticket for 4 people for only R360 on weekdays* and just R440 on weekends and holidays, saving you R80.

TIP: As a guideline, Vital is of interest to children aged 8+

* Excluding school holidays