Prepare to be “en-GROSS-ed” as Discovery Centre presents the interactive touring sensation: Animal Grossology!
Following in the footsteps of the overwhelmingly popular 2012 exhibit Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, Animal Grossology takes a slightly different view of Fluffy, Fido and the rest of the Animal Kingdom.
Oozing with disgusting science and interactive learning games, Animal Grossology uses animatronics along with humour and hands-on elements to explore animal biology. It features interactive stations like Party Pooper…Who Dooed It?, The Slime Game and Belch a Baby all of which contain important scientific information in a way that makes kids giggle. So while you might think leeches are gross, they are used after some surgeries to assist in the healing process. And 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 for clues in treating cystic fibrosis.
Animal Grossology joins the second phase of the Discovery Centre’s current exhibit TANKED on the Main Floor Gallery. TANKED is being repurposed to expand the touch tanks portions of the exhibit and to showcase an even bigger variety of Atlantic Ocean invertebrates. The crowd-pleasing touch tank show Once Upon a Tide will increase to six times daily. And in celebration of Animal Grossology, TANKED Phase 2 will also explore some of the more disgusting yet fascinating aspects of marine biology. Plus, we’ll introduce you to a motley collection of lobster “freaks”.
Animal Grossology and Tanked Phase 2 are both sponsored by BP.
The exhibit runs from December 13, 2013 to April 15, 2014.