If your kids are anything like mine they love gross stuff.
Slimy, stinky, squishy. They love it all.
And traditionally you might think it is just a boy thing, but that has been completely disproved at my house!
Awhile back my kids had a blast learning about gross stuff when we visited the Animal Grossology exhibit at Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco, Texas.
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?!
If you are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area: 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 $10.00, Seniors (ages 60+) $8.50, Ages two and under are free. For more information, call 972.546.3050 or visit the Sci-Tech Discovery Center website.
My kids learned so much today but they had fun the whole time.
Isn’t that the best way to learn?
I thought it would be fun to take you and your kids on this virtual Grossology tour together…
Virtual Grossology Science Exhibit Tour
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.
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.
While all these pictures are from the Dallas visit of the Grossology Exhibit, here is a fun video from the Oklahoma Science Exhibit.
Virtual Grossology Exhibit Tour Video
What is Grossology?
The origin of the word and movement of Grossology started with science educator, Sylvia Branzei who waned to create a series of non-fiction books that would capture kids’ attention and provide interesting science information.
You can grab these to bring Grossology to your house (affiliate links):
- Grab the original 2002 book, Grossology the Science of Really Gross Things
- Or the Human Body version of Really Gross Things about Your Body
- Or the book that inspired this Grossology Exhibit about animals – Animal Grossology
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Do your kids love gross things? Let’s leverage that for learning!