Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
to 5 PM
1600 Gendy Street , Fort Worth, TX
Free - $14
Start date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
End Date: Monday, September 3, 2012
Sometimes it’s stinky; sometimes it’s crusty; and sometimes it’s slimy. Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk at Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body during its appearance at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Based on the best-selling book Grossology, this exhibition uses sophisticated animatronics and imaginative exhibits to tell you the good, the bad and the downright ugly about runny noses, body odor and much more. Grossology will drip, ooze and slime at the Museum beginning February 25, 2012.
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 Machine” to release a giant belch. Explore the role of the kidney in a virtual reality experience in “Urine: The Game.” Take a ride on the GI slide, climb a large-scale replica of human skin, and discover other mysterious ways your body’s biology does what it needs to do to keep you healthy.
Grossology is based on the award-winning book, Grossology, by author Sylvia Branzei. As a teacher, writer, curriculum designer and microbiologist, Branzei explains the concept of Grossology as a learning tool. “This is science in disguise,” she says. “If we teach students in their own words, they’ll understand better and actually learn something.”
Admission to Grossology is included with Museum exhibit admission: $14 adults; $10 children (2-12) and seniors (60+). Museum members are free. Purchase tickets online or by phone at 817-255-9540. The exhibition will be on display through September 3, 2012.
Information from venue
Sorry, this event ended on Sept. 3, 2012.
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