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August 17, 2011

Contact: Molly Loomis
mloomis@echovermont.org
802.864.1848 ext. 110

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GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
Returns to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center as Latest Traveling Exhibit
September 17 – January 8, 2012

BURLINGTON, VT — Who knew coodies could be fun and actually teach us something about keeping ourselves healthy! ECHO’s newest traveling exhibit, GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body takes the reality of the mushy, oozy, scaly and smelly gunk our bodies create, and presents them in a fun and fascinating interactive exhibit that delights both young and old.

This is the second time GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body has made a stop at ECHO. The last time was in 2006 and it was one of the most popular exhibits in the science center’s history. 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 September 17 through January 8, 2012.

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 odor.

  • 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 kidneys.

  • “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 disgustingly good time our guests will ever have”, joked Phelan Fretz, ECHO’s Executive Director. ECHO’s education team has cooked up a variety of GROSSOLOGY-related activities in our daily ECHO Encounters, plus they’ve lined up several guest appearances from the dynamic staff of Vermont Children’s Hospital, and a few other surprises during exhibit’s run through early January.

Some special activities planned include:

Saturday, October 22nd – A Prelude to Halloween – Wounds, Scars, Guts and other Gross Fake Stuff
Saturday, November 19th – Pre-Thanksgiving – Yes, It’s All About Digestion
Saturday, December 10th – Cooties! – The Realities of Infection

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 and based on the book Grossology by author Sylvia Branzei. Planet Dexter and GROSSOLOGY are registered trademarks of Penguin Putnam Inc.

For more information call (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386 or visit www.echovermont.org.
 

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ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features 70 live species, more than 100 interactive experiences, changing and permanent exhibits and seasonal events — all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The 2.2 acre Leahy Center environmental campus is also highlighted by the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, UVM’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Lake Champlain Navy Memorial, ECHO’s Eclectic Gift Shop, and ecology-themed Café managed by Sugarsnap. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day. For more information visit echovermont.org, call (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386, or write to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401. 

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