Explore the Good, the Bad and the Ugly About Your Body with Grossology at Omniplex
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 Omniplex. Based on the best-selling book Grossology, this exhibition uses sophisticated animatronics and imaginative exhibits to give visitors disgusting explanations about runny noses, body odor and much more. Grossology will be on display at Omniplex, through September 6.
This 5,000 square-foot exhibit invites visitors to investigate and laugh at all the sights, sounds and smells our body makes in this hands-on, science-based exhibition. The exhibit seeks to harness kids’ natural curiosity about themselves and their bodies by teaching them something about how the fascinating human organism functions. Audiences are invited to meet the Grossology cast: Her Grossness, Nigel Nose-It-All and Burp man among others as they tour the body in an environment that promotes learning while having fun.
Take a “Tour du Nose” to explore 10 nasal features, including how your nose acts as an air filter, a smell sensor and a mucus producer. Play the pinball game "Gas Attack" and score off bumpers dressed up as food items that cause gas. Mimic the build-up of acid indigestion by causing the “Burp Machine” to release a giant belch. Explore the role of the kidney in a virtual reality experience in “Urine: The Game.” Take a ride on the GI slide, climb a large-scale replica of human skin and discover other mysterious ways your body’s biology does what it needs to do to keep you healthy.
Entry to Grossology is free with paid admission to Omniplex. Museum admission is $7.50 for adults and $6 for seniors and children, plus tax. Children under three and museum members are admitted free. Admission includes access to all Omniplex exhibits and planetarium.
Omniplex, a Smithsonian affiliate, is located in the heart of Oklahoma’s Adventure District at 2100 NE 52nd Street in Oklahoma City. Hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (405) 602-OMNI or visit the Omniplex Web site at www.omniplex.org.
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