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Wilbur D. May Museum opens ‘grossology’ exhibit

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A youngster play the “Gas Attack” pinball game with bumpers dressed up as food items that cause gas.
Wilbur D. Day Museum |

The Wilbur D. May Museum presents the upcoming exhibit “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body!” All ages will love discovering the answers to all the questions they have about the mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and smelly biology of the body. This science-in-disguise exhibition features dozens of animatronics, games and interactive elements to take visitors on an up close and personal tour of the body functions that most people don’t like to talk about. The exhibit runs from Jan. 3-April 26 at the Wilbur D. May Museum at Reno’s Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.

Exhibits include the following:

Take aim and launch dirt balls into a larger-than-life nose to discover how boogers are formed.

Play the “Gas Attack” pinball game with 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.

Visit the “Vomit Center” to learn the many reasons humans vomit.

Take a ride on the GI slide to discover how food becomes waste. Scale a skin climbing wall where the hand and foot holds are pimples, warts, and scabs.

Discover other mysterious ways the body’s biology does what it needs to do to keep us healthy!

The three-month exhibit will also feature special programming for adults and children, including snot making workshops, lectures, and more. Grossology was created by Science World British Columbia and Advanced Exhibits, in collaboration Sylvia Branzei, the author of the best-selling Grossology series of books for kids. Cost is $9 adults and $8 for children and seniors.

For information call 775-785-5961.

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