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Grossology

Time: September 25, 2010 all day
Location: South Florida Science Museum
Street: 4801 Dreher Trail North
City/Town: West Palm Beach
Website or Map: http://www.sfsm.org
Phone: 561-832-1988
Event Type: museum event
Latest Activity: Sep 9, 2010

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ANIMAL GROSSOLOGY COMING TO THE SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE MUSEUM

(West Palm Beach, Fl) — When was the last time you were truly en-GROSS-ed? The new interactive exhibition “Animal Grossology,” at the South Florida Science Museum will take a slightly different view of Fluffy, Fido and the rest of the animal kingdom when the exhibition premiers at the South Florida Science Museum on September 25th.

Oozing with disgusting science and interactive learning games, the all-new “Animal Grossology” exhibit is sure to provide a unique perspective on the animal kingdom. The South Florida Science Museum, in conjunction with Advanced Exhibits, invites the public to experience some of the slimiest, stinkiest and downright yuckiest creatures on earth. This new exhibit follows in the footsteps of the overwhelmingly popular “Grossology, the (Impolite) Science of the Human Body” and is the next generation in the GROSSOLOGY series.

“Animal Grossology contains solid science and introduces it in a way that makes kids giggle,” said Lew Crampton, chief executive officer for the South Florida Science Museum. “It’s science disguised in interactive entertainment and kids are more apt to learn when they’re having fun doing it.”

Many may think leeches are pretty gross, but they’re used after some surgeries to assist in the healing process. Did you know that cows are one of the gassiest animals on earth? Learn why the dung beetle is nature’s living pooper scooper and why scientists are studying slug and snail slime production for clues in treating cystic fibrosis.

The exhibition was created and produced by Advanced Exhibits, a division of Advanced Animations LLC, in collaboration with Sylvia Branzei, the author of the popular GROSSOLOGY series of books. It will be on display at the South Florida Science Museum through January 9, 2011.

The South Florida Science Museum provides curious minds of all ages with an entertaining and educational journey through science and technology. Located in West Palm Beach, the museum features more than 50 hands-on exhibits, a digital planetarium, freshwater and saltwater aquariums, as well as natural history exhibitions. Each year the museum welcomes more than 120,000 visitors and reaches more than 55,000 students through workshops at the museum and outreach programs to local schools. Established in 1961, the museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to exciting curiosity and furthering the understanding and appreciation of science and technology.

The South Florida Science Museum is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach. Museum admission, which include the Grossology exhibition is: Adults $9, Seniors 62+ $7.50, Children aged three-12 $6, under three years and Museum members are free. For more information about the South Florida Science Museum and Animal Grossology, please call 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsm.org .

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