Get your calendar out now and plan your totally gross fun at ECHO!
by popular demand, the fun, colorful and informative exhibit
teaches about the human body. The exhibition is based on the
bestseller by science teacher Sylvia Banzei and is grounded in
the theory that the #1 way to get kids interested in science is
to present it in terms they find most appealing. Topics such as
snot, vomit, gas and scabs are completely fascinating to an
average 5 to fourteen -year-old, and intrigues adults too, truth
be told. The exhibit is a larger-than life biology lesson that
harnesses kids' natural curiosity about themselves, and teaches
them about how the human organism functions.
does it tell us about our health, eating habits and energy? Why
do colds spread? Why do certain foods make us have gas? What is
the purpose of mucous? Discover the answers to these and other
perplexing questions with the help of such characters as Nigel
Nose and the Burp man.
About the Exhibit
Folks will enjoy the return of nine-foot-tall “Nigel
Nose-it-All”, who teaches everything you always wanted to know
about the critical role of snot. And there’s the odiferous “Y U
Stink” where guests smell their way through the world of body
odor. Plus there’s the active “Skin Climbing Wall” where warts,
hairs, and wounds act as hand and foot holds and teach us about
pimples, blisters, and bruises. And yes, there is the popular
“The Vomit Center” that answers the timeless question, “Why do
we throw up?”
But there is so much more to the exhibit, just as there is so
much more to the human body, including “Toot Toot!” where guests
create an orchestral arrangement of not-so-classy gassy sounds.
Speaking of sounds, “Burp Man” is very popular and it involves
pumping enough soda pop into this huge cartoon character, until
the acid indigestion builds up enough to release a humongous
belch. Very satisfying, as is “Urine: The Game”, a virtual
reality tour of the kidneys.
The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body was created and
produced by Advanced Exhibits, a division of Advanced Animations
L.L.C. in collaboration with Science World British Columbia.
Grossology will be at ECHO from September 17 through January 8,
Be prepared to have fun, learn and laugh a lot! You'll want to
again and again and when you do, bring a friend!