Saturday, November 28, 2009

GROSSOLOGY: The Impolite Science of the Human Body

There's a new museum in Frisco that opened a few months ago called the Sci-Tech Discovery Center. Their first exhibit is called Grossology: The Impolite Science of the Human Body. How perfect is that for a 10 year-old boy! I've been wanting to take Little Man to this exhibit for a while and the long holiday weekend provided us the opportunity.

Shooting dust balls up a nostril to show how boogers are made.

The boys got a lesson about how the eyeball works. Then they got to don rubber gloves and touch a cow heart, sheep's brain and a cow eyeball. BLECH.

Life sized Operation!

Learning how the body produces vomit.

And no exhibit about the human body would be complete without learning how poo is made.

Learning why we burp.

Making toot noises.

A lesson about how snot is made and why.

The boys had a fantastic time. I had to force them to leave after two hours. If you have a boy, I highly recommend this exhibit. It was very educational and had high "gross!" factor that kept the kids very entertained.