Grossology at the Arizona Science Center

Visiting the Arizona Science Center just got a little more fun this summer. The Grossology exhibit visiting the Science Center May to September is an interesting look at the science of the human body. According to my six year old daughter, learning about burps, puke, and poop couldn’t be more fun. While exploring all the gross functions of the body, children are learning about anatomy and bacteria. Grossology at the Arizona Science Center this summer is a fun and interactive exhibit.


Curious about the difference in snot caused by allergies or the common cold? Grossology covers everything from how bacteria causes stinky breath to the route food follows from your mouth through your intestines.

The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body is a production of your body’s stinky, crusty, slimy functions up close. Based on the best-selling book, Grossology, by Sylvia Branzei, this exhibition uses incredible computer graphics and creative displays for guests to learn about the good, the bad, and the downright ugly about runny noses, body odor, and more.

My daughter enjoyed learning about gas with the hands on pinball machine. 

Grossology fun fact: Vegetables that have soluble fiber, like cabbage, can cause gas as they’re digested in the large intestine.


The interactive learning opportunities include sliding down a giant esophagus to crawl through intestines. The skin climbing wall teaches about zits, blisters and scabs. Strolling through the nose will show you just where snot comes from and lets you explore what’s really going on before you sneeze.

Grossology fun fact: A treatment for acne prescribed around 350 A.D. was to watch for a falling star, then wipe the pimples away with a cloth as the star falls.


My favorite attraction is the lifesize Operation game. My daughter has yet to play the game at home but will be so much more amused when we do during a family game night this summer.

Grossology fun fact: Your body is constantly replacing dead skin cells. In fact, you produce a whole new layer of skin every 28 days.


My daughter is right, learning about the human body couldn’t be more fun!

The exhibition is located on Level 3 of the Arizona Science Center in the Sybil B. Harrington Gallery. The exhibition is open May 23, 2015 – September 7, 2015. Tickets are $6 (adult & senior) and $5 (child). Ticket prices do not include general admission to the Arizona Science Center.

Learn more about the Grossology exhibit by connecting with The Arizona Science Center on Facebook and Twitter.

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