How many times a day do you hear your kids say “Ewww, gross!”? Whether it’s boogers, burps, passed gas or stinky feet, kids are fascinated by everything grown-ups find disgusting, and that’s exactly what the Great Lakes Science Center celebrate in their newest special exhibition!

Grossology, where science comes alive and kids finally get the answers to many of the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions they absolutely love to ask about the human body, is now open at Great Lakes Science Center (601 Erieside Ave Cleveland) and will continue through Sunday Jan 6.

Kids, along with intrigued adults (you know you want to!), will have the opportunity to become a dust particle and walk through a giant nose to learn about air filtering, olfaction and mucus production, climb a human skin wall complete with warts, hairs and wounds to learn about the epidermis layer, and watch how food is digested as it passes through the gastrointestinal system! Not gross enough yet? You can also help a larger-than-life cartoon character release a giant burp to find out why soda pop causes stomach pressure! Or, be a surgeon-for-a-day and attempt to remove organ parts from a body without touching the sides of the patient. Oh, and don’t forget to visit the Vomit Center (you read that correctly) to explore the many reasons people throw up!

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Stop by Great Lakes Science Center’s Grossology exhibit before it’s too late!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.