There are always fun and interesting exhibits at Greater Raleigh museums, but none quite like the Animal Grossology exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.  From October 2, 2010, to April 24, 2011, you can discover the science behind gross animal wonders like why cows need four stomachs to digest their food or why cats spit up hair balls.  Sounds fun, right?

Adapted from Grossology, a best-selling children’s book by a science teacher named Sylvia Branzei, this unique and kind of yucky exhibit teaches all about five different groups of gross animals, including: blood slurpers, slime makers, vomit munchers and other gross stuff.  You’ll find plenty of fun, hands-on learning games oozing with disgusting and entertaining science.

Visitors will also learn very handy safety tips such as how to protect your food while it’s outside at a family picnic and what to do if you’re unlucky enough to have a jellyfish sting you.  This is such a fantastic exhibit for your family, and you’ll probably have a wonderfully gross time yourself.

Tickets to the Animal Grossology exhibit are only $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $4 for children ages five to 11.  As usual, members of the museum are admitted free.  Buy your tickets here and get ready to be totally grossed out, but in a good way!