In 2009 the Dallas area got a new children’s museum, the Sci-Tech Discovery Center.
The Sci-Tech Discovery Center opened it’s doors for the first time with the traveling show, Grossology.
Sci-Tech Discovery Center - 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034; 972.546.3050
It is located in Frisco in a warehouse setting. The Sci-Tech Discovery Center is a place for Dallas area kids to learn about science in a fun and hands-on way.
Because I have three boys – ages 3, 6 and 8 – I figured that Grossology would be something they would enjoy. At this stage, anything having to do with bodily functions is hysterical. I am not usually one to encourage this, BUT science is involved!
The Grossology exhibit is a series of learning stations covering all sorts of gross stuff. Each station has interactive play and plenty of grossness.
This area has actual disgusting smells to sniff and then you can guess where in the body that smell can be found. Yes, my boys actually enjoyed this station. I will admit to faking a few sniffs just to stop the “mommy, smell this!” demands.
Throughout the displays are gross facts. This one made me thankful I am a mom here in Texas.
I was a bit fascinated by the walk-through nose. Once inside you are treated to an actual sneeze. It gets a little breezy.
There are scheduled activities, “lectures” and events at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center. This is an impromptu snot-making station that Rhett, my three year old thought was really cool. So cool that the combo of glue, borax and water is still in a sticky wad contained in a Ziploc bag in my purse.
This station is all about skin and the grossness that can occur – scabs, wounds, warts, etc. The boys didn’t think twice about using a pimple or ingrown hair to climb up the wall.
Yep, that is Rhett playing Gas Attack pinball in this corner of the room devoted to all things gas-y.
And then there was Urine: the Game. My husband set the daily high score in a matter of minutes proving that completing medical school is helpful in sorting the body’s waste products. He was very proud. We were all proud.
The life size Operation Game was my very favorite part of the exhibit. It played just like the home version except the femur was several pounds and removed with salad tongs.
Rhett slid down the esophagus and ran through the stomach on his way to the intestines…
…and then through the colon where he was pooped out.
Grossology has left the Dallas area children’ museum, The Sci-Tech Discovery Center, but they are now hosting Math Midway which we recently visited.