Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
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.
Designed to be the first of its kind, the exhibition gives kids, along with intrigued adults, an opportunity to:
- Become a dust particle and walk through a giant nose to learn about air filtering,
- air heating, olfaction and mucus production.
- 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.
- Play Gas Attack pinball and collect points off bumpers dressed up as food items.
- Crawl and slide through a 30+-foot-long 3-D model of the digestive system.
- Learn how food is digested as it passes through the gastrointestinal system by watching an X-ray machine.
- Play surgery and attempt to remove organ parts from a body without touching the sides of the patient.
- And so much more!
Animal Grossology turns gross topics such as slime, vomit and dookies into interactive, larger-than-life biology lessons. The exhibit harnesses kids’ natural curiosity about themselves and teaches them how animals function.
Here are just a few fun facts featured in educational and entertaining displays in Animal Grossology:
- A cow’s stomach is equal in size to nine human stomachs.
- Some frogs belch their babies into the world.
- A Hagfish may be the slimiest creature on earth.
- Tapeworms grow inside the stomach and can grow up to 60 feet-long.
- Slime is essential to some animals, providing important functions such as facilitating motion, aiding in digestion and for defense.