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Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body

Exhibit open Tuesday–Sunday through January 6

Grossology is “science-in-disguise” where kids explore the good, the bad and the downright ugly about how their bodies work. It’s so stinky, slimy, oozy and crusty, they’ll forget they’re learning about the science of the human body! Guests of all ages will enjoy (or be grossed out by) climbing a skin wall covered with warts and hairs that act as hand and footholds, learning about the many reasons people throw up at the Vomit Center, creating different sounds that replicate the physics of passing gas, pumping soda pop from a three-foot tall can that makes a larger-than-life cartoon character burp, and acting like dust particles as they walk through a giant nose to learn about air filtering and mucous production.

Not gross enough yet? How about a pinball game called “Gas Attack” with food items for bumpers, or a 30-foot long 3-D model of the digestive system for kids to climb through? Learn about what causes runny noses from Nigel Nose-It-All, a nine-foot tall animatronic figure with a leaky faucet for a nose, explore how boogers are formed, and attempt to play surgeon by removing organs from a giant “patient” without touching the sides. Test your nose playing match-the-body-odor smell at the Y U Stink activity, play Urine: The Game, and learn how food travels through the digestive system by watching an X-ray machine.

Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.

Date & Time

December 29, 2018

10:00AM - 5:00PM

More Info

Event Website


General admission: Adult $16.95; youth (2-12) $13.95

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