The Thrill of ICK-tory... the Agony of Smelly Feet!
I don't know about your kids but mine are obsessed with all things icky and gross. From boogers to gas to smelly odors, they absolutely love pointing out the obvious (and very loudly!). So when we saw what was coming up at the local science center we knew we had to get in on the action, if only from the sidelines.
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and the Global Association of Gross and Messy Education (GAG-ME) invites children 6-14 to participate in the GrossOlympics, to be held on July 7, 2012 in celebration of the newest hands-on science exhibition, “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body.”
See who reigns supreme with the smelliest sneakers, loudest burp, and longest spitting distance. Or join a team relay competing to move a tennis ball through an “intestinal” tube the quickest. Fun prizes will be awarded to contest winners. Participants may sign up on the day of the event only, one hour prior to each contest. Space is limited so early arrival is recommended. Participation is included with gallery admission.
If your child is anything like mine and you're in the San Diego area you have to come check out the Gross Olympics! They're not to be missed. Here's the schedule for the upcoming games. Which contest are you most looking forward to?
Gross Olympics Schedule for July 7th at Balboa Park:
- 10 AM: Contest Registration Opens
- 11 AM: Loudest Burp Contest
- 12 PM: Pit Spitting Contest
- 1 PM: Smelly Sneaker Contest
- 2 PM: Peristaltic Push Relay
Grossology is only at the Fleet through January 1, 2013.
And since you'll already be at the Fleet for Grossology you'll have to check out Family Science Saturdays! We have yet to check out this fun event but will be on the 7th to tinker around in the Tinkering Studio.
We will be heading over to check out the festivities with our playgroup and cannot wait to participate in the fun!
Will we see you there?
“Grossology” is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from Takeda California, a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
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