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New natural sciences museum exhibit promises to be gross

Posted September 28, 2010 9:07 p.m. EDT

So this one is for all those kids out there who can't stop laughing about poop and barf and gas. And we all know there are a lot of them out there.

Animal Grossology opens at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences this Saturday and will explore everything from slime makers to vomit munchers.

The exhibit is adapted from the best-selling Grossology children's book series by author and science teacher Sylvia Branzei. Visitors will get to see, for instance, what happens when ticks and mosquitoes have too much to drink, a detailed look at the steps of digestion in cows and how dookies rely on poo for survival.

The exhibit runs through April 24. Tickets to Animal Grossology are $8 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $4 for children (5–11); and free to Members. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Museum Box Office at 919-733-7450, ext. 212.

I'm getting a look at the exhibit Friday (thankfully before lunch). So stay tuned for more.