Featured Exhibition

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body

Summer Exhibition


Get ready for something gross at our featured summer exhibition, Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body. Discover why your nose runs, where warts come from, what causes a burp, and why your body produces so much “gunk” in this interactive exhibition based on the book Grossology, by Sylvia Branzei.

Special Floor Programs:

Build-a-Brain: Learn about your brain with a craft you can wear!
Gather Your Guts: How long is your small intestine?
Heat Transfer: Use your sense of touch to explore heat!
Nose Knows: Use your nose to match gross scents!
Solar Eclipse: Cast the Moon’s shadow onto Earth.
Whose scat is that?: Match scat to the animal it came from.

Grossology is a collaboration between Science World, Advanced Exhibits, and Grossology author, Sylvia Branzei. Grossology is a registered trademark of Penguin Group (USA), LLC.


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