HOFFEN EXHIBITIONS consists of different exhibition series. SEA MONSTER, VERTEBRATE KINGDOM and HUMAN BODY are large-scale exhibitions. Horse and Its Culture, Turtle and Its Culture, Sex Education Exhibition for Teens, Plastinated Seafood, etc. are small-scale exhibitions. And there are more special exhibitions are in designing and producing at present, they will be shown to publics in the near future.

All the specimens of these exhibitions are real bodies of animals and humans, they are mainly produced through plastination technique, from which the biological bodies can be preserved vividly for long time. The specimens can show not only appearance, but also inner structure with blood vessels, nerves and muscles clearly. Meanwhile, all the specimens are non-toxic, odorless, dry, resilient, portable and durable.

What is the plastination technique?

Plastination is a special technique with which people can preserve biological tissue as it is alive. The high-tech solid preservation method has all the advantages of traditional preservation methods and discards their deficiencies, so it overwhelms all the other methods. In this technique, a vacuum physical process is applied, the water and fat in biological tissue are replaced by high-molecular polymers such as silicone rubber, epoxy resin and polyester resin through an impregnation process. The finished animal specimens are non-toxic, odorless, dry, resilient, portable and durable, without the requirement for special maintenance or protection. In addition, they can not only keep the original shape and appearance of the animals(fur, etc.) but also show their interior structure, vividly presenting the various postures of animals as they are alive.

What is the goal of HOFFEN EXHIBITIONS?

The goal of HOFFEN EXHIBITIONS is to provide people an opportunity to explore the inner world inside animal and human bodies, to make the life science more understood and popular among people in different fields.

Where are the specimen materials from?

All specimen materials in the exhibitions are collected legally mainly from zoos, aquariums, medical universities complying with Chinese law and related international convention.

Are these exhibitions suitable for children?

The specimens of these exhibitions are vivid rather than bloody. They have attracted more than 30 million visitors worldwide in the past 10 years, of which a big part are children. The attitude we got from these children is positive.

Is there any education materials?

We have publications related to Sea Monster, Vertebrate Kingdom and Human Body exhibitions, from which readers could learn deeply about biological science.