Grossology exhibit at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History


May 26, 2018 to January 06, 2019
12:00 AM


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On view through January 6

Grossology—The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body is a science-in-disguise exhibition where kids get the answers to many of the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions they absolutely love to ask about the human body.

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.

Animal Grossology: When was the last time you were truly en-GROSS-ed? Welcome to the interactive exhibition that takes a slightly different view of Fluffy, Fido and the rest of the animal kingdom. Animal Grossology turns gross topics such as slime, vomit and dookies into interactive, larger-than-life biology lessons. The exhibition contains solid science and introduces it in a way that makes kids giggle.

It’s science disguised in interactive entertainment and kids are more apt to learn when they’re having fun doing it. You may think leeches are pretty gross but they’re used after some surgeries to assist in the healing process.

Did you know that cows are one of the gassiest animals on earth? Learn why the dung beetle is nature’s living pooper scooper and why scientists are studying slug and snail slime production for clues in treating cystic fibrosis.

Museum open 10am–5pm Mon–Sat; 12–5pm Sun.
Free with admission: $16 adults; $13 youth ages 2–18.

The Museum of Science and History welcomes all guests and is wheelchair and handicap accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For the hearing-impaired, the Rear Window closed captioning system is available for most films in the Omni Theater.

Limited handicap parking is available in the Will Rogers Lot east of the Museum and in the National Cowgirl Museum lot south of the Museum.