KERA Arts Story Search

Looking for events? Click here for the Go See DFW events calendar.

Art&Seek Jr: Weekly Adventures Just for Kids (And Their Entourage)

by Therese Powell 21 Feb 2012 1:53 PM

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body slurps, slides and sneezes its way into the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History this Saturday.


Art&Seek Jr. is one mom‘s quest to find activities to end the seemingly endless chorus of the “I’m Bored Blues” while having fun herself.  Impossible you say? Check back on Tuesdays for kid-friendly events that are fun for adults, too.

“To Pee or Not to Pee,  that is the question.”  That’s just one of the (ahem) phrases you’ll find posted throughout a new kid’s exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Grossology:  The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body is tailor-made for those tykes who are just FASCINATED with the stink,  slime, goo and general ick produced by our bodies. Age old inappropriate questions like “why do we toot?” and “how come sometimes my snot is green?” can finally be answered here instead of at your mother-in-law’s dinner table. But the exhibition is more than just an excuse for the kids to use the word “poo” over and over (and over) again without getting in trouble; there’s real science going on here. The exhibition uses sophisticated animatronics, hands-on displays and  interactive games to teach the good, the bad and downright ugly about runny noses, body odor and a whole lot more. Rose’s favorite was the GI slide. Kids climb through a giant 3-D model of the digestive system and then slide out the large intestine on to a … yep, you guessed it, brown mat.  I couldn’t help but smile when she yelled, “look at me mama, guess what I am!”

For more family-friendly events, check out our listings.

Therese Powell is an Art&Seek calendar coordinator and KERA-TV producer.  She spends most of her free time seeking out adventures for her 6-year-old daughter, Rose.