FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Steven Leibman
(802) 864-1848 ext. 125
EXPLORE ALL THE GROSS THINGS OUR BODIES DO
TO KEEP US HEALTHY AT GROSSOLOGY:
THE (IMPOLITE) SCIENCE OF THE HUMAN BODY
Premiering May 27 at ECHO
(BURLINGTON, VT) — Sometimes it’s stinky; sometimes it’s crusty;
and sometimes it’s slimy. Explore why our bodies produce mushy,
oozy, scaly and smelly gunk at GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite)
Science of the Human Body during its summer appearance at
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center. Based on the best-selling
book, GROSSOLOGY features giant, interactive animatronics
and outrageous exhibits and games to tell the good, the bad, and
the yucky about runny noses, body odor and much more.
GROSSOLOGY — sponsored by Vermont Children’s Hospital at
Fletcher Allen Health Care — will be at ECHO from May 27 through
Exhibition highlights include:
- Nine-foot-tall “Nigel Nose-it-All”: Learn everything you
always wanted to know about the critical role of snot.
- “Y U Stink”: Smell your way through the world of body
- The “Skin Climbing Wall”: Use warts, hairs, and wounds
as hand and foot holds, while learning about pimples,
blisters, and bruises.
- “The Vomit Center”: Answers the timeless question, “Why
do we throw up?”
- “Toot Toot”: Create an orchestral arrangement of
not-so-classy gassy sounds.
- “Urine: The Game”: A virtual reality tour of the
- “Burp Man”: Pump enough soda pop into this huge cartoon
character, and the acid indigestion builds to his releasing
a humongous belch.
“GROSSOLOGY is the most ‘poop-ular’ traveling
exhibition in the entire country, and it promises to be a
real gas,” joked Phelan Fretz, ECHO’s Executive Director.
“Look for GROSSOLOGY-related activities in our daily
ECHO Encounters, special guest appearances from the dynamic
staff of Vermont Children’s Hospital, and surprises galore
throughout the whole summer!”
As a teacher, writer, curriculum designer and
microbiologist, GROSSOLOGY author Sylvia Branzei
explains the concept of GROSSOLOGY as a learning
tool: “This is science in disguise. If we teach students in
their own words, they’ll understand better and actually
For more information on this special ECHO exhibition, visit
echovermont.org or call Toll-Free 1-877-ECHOFUN ext. 100.
GROSSOLOGY: 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. Planet Dexter and GROSSOLOGY
are registered trademarks of Penguin Putnam Inc.
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the
Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington
Waterfront. ECHO features 60 species of live fish,
amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles, over 100 hands-on
experiences, and major traveling exhibits. The 2.2 acre site
is also highlighted by the Lake Champlain Navy Memorial.
ECHO is open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed major
holidays and most Mondays in winter. Admission is $7-$9,
children under 3 are free. For more information, visit
echovermont.org, call Toll-Free 1-877-ECHOFUN, or write to
ECHO, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.