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Get ready to say eeeuuhhh gross as you step into the intriguing yet disgusting world of Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, a new traveling exhibit at the Virginia Air & Space Center, now through September 6, 2011. Based on the best selling book Grossology by Sylvia Branzei, this science-in-disguise exhibition allows kids to get answers to many of the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions they absolutely love to ask about the human body. With more than 20 interactive displays and games, Grossology allows intrigued kids and adults the opportunity to uncover some of the human body’s unique abilities.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body uses sophisticated animatronics and imaginative exhibits to tell you the good, the bad and the downright ugly facts about how your body works. Take a “Tour du Nose” to explore 10 nasal features, including how your snoot acts as an air filter, a smell sensor and a mucus producer. Play the pinball game “Gas Attack” by scoring off bumpers dressed up as food items that cause gas. Mimic the build up of acid indigestion by causing the “Burp Man” to release a giant belch. Explore the role of the kidney in a virtual reality experience in “Urine: The Game.” Match the body odors with the area of the body parts they come from: arm pits, lower intestines, mouth and feet in “Y U Stink.”

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body explains many of the mysterious ways your body’s biology does what it needs to do to keep you healthy. Be the first to take a ride on the GI slide, climb a large-scale replica of human skin, play an over-sized version of the game Operation, and learn about tooting, vomit, boogers and so much more!

Sometimes science can be sticky, icky, slimy and spectacular!
Explore the disgusting side of science!
Visit the Grossology website

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