Explore the good, the bad and the downright ugly about how your body works: Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body at the Children’s Museum of La Crosse January 20 to May 27.


LA CROSSE, WI — Sometimes it’s stinky, sometimes it’s crusty, and sometimes it’s slimy. Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk at Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body during its appearance at the Children’s Museum of La Crosse. Based on the best-selling book Grossology, this exhibition uses animatronics and interactive exhibits to teach you the good, the bad and the downright ugly about runny included with Museum admission from January 20 through May 27, 2018.

The “star” of the GROSSOLOGY exhibit is Nigel Nose-It-All, a 9’ tall animatronic figure who moves, shares interesting information about runny noses, colds, viruses, mucus and more (watch out for what drips out of his faucet-shaped nose!) Other GROSSOLOGY characters who help make learning about the human body fun and funny are Burp man and Her Grossness, who leads a game-show style trivia game.

Additional hands-on stations include “Look Inside”, “Urine: The Game”, “Y U Stink”, “Toot Toot”, “Know Your Blemishes”, “Patients Please” and more silly, smart science interactives.

Grossology is a collaboration between Science World, Advanced Exhibits, and Grossology author Sylvia Branzei. As a teacher, writer, curriculum designer and microbiologist Branzei explains the concept of Grossology as a learning tool. “This is science in disguise,” she says. “If we teach students in their own words, they’ll understand better and actually learn something.

The Children’s Museum, located at 207 5th Avenue South in historic downtown La Crosse, offers three floors of hands-on exhibits and programming for children ages 1-10 and their adult companions.  Open: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays Noon to 5 pm.

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