CSU, Chico News

New Museum Exhibit Explores the Human Body

Date: 01-07-2016

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs
Renee Renner, Executive Director
Gateway Science Museum

The Gateway Science Museum at California State University, Chico is pleased to announce the opening of its spring 2016 exhibit, “Grossology,” which is based on the best-selling children’s book by Sylvia Branzei by the same name. The exhibit opens Saturday, Jan. 16 and runs through May 8.

“Grossology: The Impolite Science of the Human Body” uses sophisticated animatronics and imaginative exhibits to explain how a body works—including its less pleasant functions. Smaller exhibits like “Nigel Nose It All,” “Toot Toot,” “Burp Man” and a climbable replica of human skin offer visitors young and old fun and interactive lessons about their bodies and human biology.

The 2,500 square-foot exhibit was created by Branzei, the nonprofit Science World British Columbia and exhibit designer Advanced Exhibits. Several dozen local medical professionals have sponsored its arrival at the Gateway. where it will occupy the North Gallery and James W. Cornyn Valley Gallery.

A kick-off celebration planned for noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, will include hands-on activities including the Bean-Boozled Challenge and Making Mucus. Activities are free with admission and refreshments will be provided.

The Gateway Science Museum is located at 625 Esplanade in Chico and, beginning Jan.16, is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. New admission prices for 2016 are $7 for adults, $5 for children and students, and free for museum members and children under 3. For more information, please visit www.csuchico.edu/gateway or call 530-898-4121.


Photo caption: The “Nigel Nose It All” exhibit, a part of “Grossology,” which opens Jan. 16. (Photo courtesy Advanced Animation.)