The banner announcing the current featured exhibit on human biology.
Today Bob had two school tours at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. I took my camera and sketchbook journal to pass the two hours while he was busy, then joined him for lunch at the spectacular salad bar and T-Rex grill. I got side-tracked in the Grossology exhibit so I didn't use my sketchbook but I took lots of photos of the school kids truly enjoying the "grosser" functions of the human body.
A giant simulation of a human intestine.
The vocabulary and walk-in exhibits dealt with such topics as snot, boogers, farting,belching and vomiting. It was possible to climb a ladder and slide through a gigantic intestine, to walk inside a nose and to examine under a microscope such things as mucous and items actually captured on nose-hairs.
The exhibit above featuring a presentation on snot and boogers by a talking nose/faucet was one of my favorites. Another was the Gross-ery Store located just before the exit, in which gags, toys--and educational books, CD's and DVD's could be bought.
This museum is such a treasure. In a time when science is being publicly discounted and manipulated, it is a pleasure to see education that really captures the attention of students and teaches them about their bodies--with a little good-natured humor.