Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body | Discovery World

Haha. This one is surely for the little boy in your family-well, even little girl. It may sound yucky, but the nurse in me thinks it will be a great learning experience. Learning the how and why of the human body is perfect to cure the curiosity of your children-even you!

‘Snot as Gross as it Seems!

Welcome to the world of Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, a science-in-disguise exhibition where kids get the answers to many of the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions they absolutely love to ask about the human body.

May 16th-September 6th, 2015 at Discovery World: This award-winning exhibit is based on the “Children’s Best-Selling” book, Grossology by Sylvia Branzei. It explains all the slimy, mushy, oozy, scaly, and stinky gross (yet scientific) things that occur everyday in the human body. Kids love the “gross stuff” and parents like the scientific explanations!

This 2,500-square-foot exhibition has interactive displays, games and is touring North America on a five-year commitment visiting major museums, science centers, theme parks and other similar venues. Designed to be the first of its kind, the exhibition gives kids, along with intrigued adults, an opportunity to:

• Climb a human skin wall with warts, hairs, wounds and other objects that act as hand and foot holds. Here visitors discover more about features such as pimples, blisters, pores, bruises and scabs as they relate to the epidermis.

• Visit the Vomit center and learn the many reasons humans’ vomit. Or, stop by the Toot Toot exhibit to create different sounds that replicate the physics of gas.

• Help a larger-than-life cartoon character release a giant burp by pumping soda pop from a three-foot can to make him drink and increase his stomach pressure.

• Learn how food is digested as it passes through the gastrointestinal system by watching an X-ray machine.

• Find out what causes runny noses, sneezes and allergies with Nigel Nose-it-All. Microscope stations at this exhibit also feature things that cause runny noses.

• Play surgery and attempt to remove organ parts from a body without touching the sides of the patient.

• Match the body odors with the correct area of the body: arm pits, lower intestine, mouth or feet.

• Using a computer game, act as a kidney by using a track ball to grab waste elements and remove them from the blood stream.

• Test their Grossology IQ with a multiple-choice challenge or play the Grossology CD with exploratory labs, puzzles games and other computer activities.

Limited time exhibit available May 16th-September 6th, 2015.

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