Animal Grossology Exhibit Opens May 16 with Squishy Stinky Slimy Fun

PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 26, 2015) Oozing with disgusting science and interactive learning games, a new exhibit opening Saturday, May 16, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University provides a unique perspective on the animal kingdom. Get ready to be totally en-GROSS-ed!
Animal Grossology, on view through Aug. 30, celebrates topics mom says not to talk about at the dinner table. Featuring sophisticated animatronics and imaginative animated characters based on the best-selling Grossology children’s book series by Sylvia Branzei, the exhibit introduces scientific concepts in ways that will make some kids giggle and others say “Ew, gross!”
Animal Grossology offers a fresh take on some of the more disgusting things animals do and engages visitors in how blood, vomit, pellets, dookie and slime can be fun, funky and even fascinating.

  • See larger-than-life bloodsuckers and learn where they store blood in their bodies.
  • Learn why a cat’s anatomy is the reason why cats spit up hairballs.
  • Unravel the mystery of the incredible tapeworm.
  • Discover how snail and slug slime may lead to a treatment for cystic fibrosis.
  • Find out why cows chew cud.

“The best way to introduce young people to the wonder of biology is through play, laughter and fun.” said Academy Exhibits Senior Director Jennifer Sontchi. “The exhibit topics are presented in a colorful, bold and frank manner and provide a great entry point for a family discussion about fundamental science concepts. At the same time, nobody will be able to keep a straight face!”
There is a $5 fee to enter Animal Grossology in addition to regular admission. A $2 discount is available for tickets purchased online at
GROSSOLOGY Exhibition is produced by Advanced Animations LLC. GROSSOLOGY is a registered trademark of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.
Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science.
HOURS: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. ADMISSION: $15.95 adults; $13.95 children 3-12, seniors, college students, and military personnel; free for members and children under 3. PHONE: 215-299-1000


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