Disclosure: I was invited to the Animal Grossology Media Preview to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
The Academy of Natural Sciences recently debuted its latest exhibit, and it is….disgusting. The new Animal Grossology exhibit is based on Sylvia Branzei’s Grossology series, and offers children the opportunity to learn about the not-so-cute side of nature and wildlife. From owl pellets and hairballs to cud and poop, your kids will be exposed to facts about animals they never knew…and probably some things they didn’t ever want to know!
The exhibit is colorful, hands-on, informative and highly interactive. Animated critters educate children about the grossest aspects of the animal kingdom – blood, guts, vomit, and tapeworms, too. Whether your kiddos are learning about digestion with the see-through cow, assembling virtual skeletons, or playing ‘Match the Poop’, they’re sure to have a blast brushing up on their Grossology facts!
My kiddos were fascinated by the see-through cow, the owl pellet display and the hairball wall. With bright colors, interactive lights, sounds, and yes, even smells, Animal Grossology is highly engaging and disgustingly educational. Animal Grossology packs a huge informational punch, and your kids will be having so much fun they won’t even realize they’re actually learning. If you’re looking for a fantastic indoor activity this summer, visit Animal Grossology at the Academy of Natural Sciences. You won’t regret it. Well, you might.
The Academy of Natural Sciences is located at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Purchase tickets to the Academy online here. Children under 2 do not need a ticket. Animal Grossology runs through August 30 and requires an additional $5 pass.