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Something really gross is coming to Reno


SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Animal Grossology exhibit opens January 30 at the Wilbur D. May Museum.

Some of the slimiest, stinkiest and downright yuckiest creatures on earth are on their way to the Wilbur May Museum to help kids get the poop on why gross is good.

Animal Grossology opens at the May Museum on Saturday, January 30, 2010. This highly interactive family exhibit mixes education with giggles to help introduce kids to natural science. Oozing with disgusting science and interactive learning games, Animal Grossology is sure to provide a unique perspective on the least-loved members of the animal kingdom. For example:

  • leeches are pretty gross, but are also important to the healing process after some surgeries
  • the dung beetle is nature’s living pooper scooper
  • flies taste with their feet, as well as their mouths
  • studying slime production by slugs and snails actually helps to treat cystic fibrosis

Animal Grossology is supported by a generous grant from the Wilbur May Foundation. Additional sponsorship provided by the Reno News and Review.

What:                          Animal Grossology

Where:                       Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno

When:                         January 30 through April 18, 2010

Museum hours:         Wednesdays – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost:                           $8.00 adults, $7.00 children under 18 and seniors 62 and over. Call about group rates

Contact:                     (775) 823-6500; www.washoecountyparks.com

Animal Grossology was created and produced by Advanced Exhibits, a division of Advanced Animations LLC, in collaboration with Sylvia Branzei, the author of the Grossology series of books.

Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, the Wilbur D. May Museum is a lasting tribute to the legacy of rancher, adventurer and philanthropist Wilbur D. May. Permanent displays include rare and exotic collections from his many world travels. The museum is managed by the Washoe County Department of Regional Parks and Open Space and continues to receive generous support from the Wilbur May Foundation.

The mission of Washoe County’s Department of Regional Parks and Open Space is to provide exceptional parks, open space, and recreational opportunities while preserving our natural, historical and cultural resources. For more information, visit www.washoecountyparks.com.

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