If your kids are anything like mine they love gross stuff.
Slimy, stinky, squishy. They love it all.
And it’s not just a boy thing. Even my “dainty” little girl loves to laugh and joke about gross stuff (although this possibly rubbed off from her older brother).
Well, my kids had a blast learning about gross stuff today when we visited the Animal Grossology exhibit at Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco. We go to Sci-Tech a couple of times a year because they have wonderful hands-on exhibits that are both educational and fun. The Animal Grossology exhibit is really one of my kids favorite exhibits of all time. Hmmm, what does that say about my kids?!
She Is Dallas Info: Sci-Tech Discovery Center is located at 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034. They are located within the Frisco Discovery Center, just south of Frisco Square. The center is off of the Cotton Gin Rd./Main Street exit of the Dallas North Tollway. Look for the red awning. Hours: Mondays, CLOSED; Tuesday “ Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm; Sunday, noon-6:00pm. Admission: General Admission $7.00, Seniors (ages 60+) $5.50, Ages two and under are free. For more information, please call 972.546.3050 or visit the Sci-Tech Discovery Center website. Don’t forget to follow Sci-Tech Discovery Center on Facebook too!
My kids learned so much today but they had fun the whole time. Isn’t that the best way to learn?
We all learned some interesting facts while playing the Animal Grossology game.
My little girl was amazed at the giant fly that talked to her about Vomit Slurpers. Eewww! My son loved learning about dung beetles at the Dung Ball Rally. They both met these interesting guys while playing The Slime Game.
They smelled some stinky smells, felt some weird textures, and learned about tapeworms, owl pellets, blood, leeches, and so much more. They even got to see the inner workings of a cow’s digestive system.
Yes, it all sounds gross but there are great science lessons in this gross stuff and Sci-Tech Discovery Center is one of the best places in this area for kids to get fun hands-on lessons in science.
Of course, the submarine was where we probably spent the largest portion of our time. It is an incredible interactive display that teaches kids about invertebrates. There are videos playing inside that teach about various creatures, small animatronic creatures along the outer base of the submarine, as well as an awesome slide and a real working periscope. Yes, my kids just LOVED moving the periscope all around and watching everything from the screen inside the submarine.
You’ve got to take your kids to check this out for themselves. They will love it! But don’t wait. The Animal Grossology exhibit is only showing at Sci-Tech Discovery Center through December 30, 2012!