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Get your calendar out now and plan your totally gross fun at ECHO!

Grossology it so much fun we just had to create other gross events to complement the exhibit. And, our partners at the Vermont Children's Hospital, were only too happy to come up with some really, really fun and gross things to do!

Each program takes place on a Saturday while Grossology is at ECHO, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the dates listed below. Go to our event calendar for more information and other events.

September 17: An Introduction – The Impolite Science of the Human Body – Family audiences. Learn your body’s ins and outs through exhibits, games, and experiments. Meet Vermont Children’s Hospital staff for Grossology Q & A. Climb aboard the FACT ambulance.

October 22: A Prelude to Halloween – Wounds, Scars, Guts and other Gross Fake Stuff – Family audiences. Make fake blood, eyeballs, and wounds. Face painting. Go retro by competing in The Operation Game. Climb aboard the FACT ambulance.

November 19: Pre-Thanksgiving – Yes, It’s All About Digestion – Family audiences. Experiment with physical and chemical change and find out what makes us “go”! Digestion Demo with the Vermont Children’s Hospital. Climb aboard the FACT ambulance.

December 10: Cooties! – The Realities of Infection – Family audiences. Explore the science of the sneeze and the evolution of the scab. Meet Vermont Children’s Hospital staff for Grossology Q & A. Climb aboard the FACT ambulance.

Ongoing event during GROSSOLOGY: "Find the Foot" game: Test your scientific observation skills and play “Find the Foot” each week at ECHO! We’ll stamp a special Grossology “Find the Foot” card at our front desk each time you discover its unusual location in ECHO’s exhibits. When you find it in five different locations over the course of the exhibit’s stay (through January 8, 2012), you'll receive a Grossology Goodie Bag filled with fun and useful (and potentially gross) stuff from ECHO and the Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care.

The above programs may seem silly and totally gross (well, they are) but they are designed to teach in a way that catches children's attention. These are important lessons wrapped up in gross, fun and totally disgusting packages.

And it works!

Join in the fun on these dates or come to ECHO any time between September 17 and January 8 to explore and enjoy the Grossology exhibit at your own pace!

We guarantee you'll learn a thing or two...and have fun in the process.


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