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
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,
intestines, mouth and feet in “Y U
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