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Children’s Museum “Grossology” Program

January 20 @ 5:00 pm - March 17 @ 8:00 pm

Terre Haute Children’s Museum invites kids to learn about the science of really gross things during new drop-off program

Learning-Lab-Logo-GROSS-768x593Snot? Gross! Farts? So gross!! Blood and guts? You’re totally grossing me out!!! Kids in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to come hang out with the Terre Haute Children’s Museum as we learn about the “grossology” of the human body during our brand new Learning Lab series.

The Learning Lab series is a new drop-off program for kids in kindergarten through 4th grade. There will be five sessions total, with the first one taking place on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and additional sessions taking place on Feb. 3Feb. 17March 3 and March 17.

While this series is linked together by the general theme of “grossology” and the human body, the individual sessions are designed to stand alone. Kids can attend one session, all five sessions, or as many sessions as they wish. Expand the science knowledge in your child’s life, and give him/her a hands-on opportunity to explore an array of topics, including:

  • January 20  |  Germs, Snot, & Boogers – Oh, Gross!
    • Join us as we explore the body’s immune system. Discover how viruses and germs can travel and then, create your own snot and boogers!
  • February 3  |  Burps, Farts, & Poop – Oh, Gross!
    • This week, we will learn about the body’s digestive system. We’ll learn how the stomach functions and how it creates your burps and poop!
  • February 17 |  It’s Bloody Gross!
    • What do you know about the human heart and our blood stream? In this session, we’ll learn how the heart functions and creates your blood, then we’ll dissect a heart!
  • March 3 |  So Gross It Took My Breath Away!
    • How do your lungs function? This week, we’ll find out the answer to that question, and we’ll learn how various substances and activities, such as smoking, can damage your lungs.
  • March 17  |  Grossing Out Our Brains!
    • In this final Learning Labs session, we’re going to focus on the human brain. We’ll learn abou the different parts of your brain, we’ll discover what our brains control, and we’ll even get a chance to check out a real human brain!

11781616_10153516232643000_1898213587089857835_nThe cost for Terre Haute Children’s Museum members is $35 for all five sessions or $8 for each individual Learning Lab session. For non-members, the cost is $55 for all five sessions or $12 for each individual session. A limited number of Learning Lab scholarships are also available, based on financial need. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

The registration deadline for the first Learning Lab program is is  5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18. To learn more about the Learning Lab series, or to register, visit http://thchildrensmuseum.com/learninglab/. Additional information can also be obtained by contacting Alexandra Hendrix at ahendrix@terrehautechildrensmuseum.com.

Terre Haute Children’s Museum, located at the corner of 8th Street and Wabash Avenue in downtown Terre Haute, is a nonprofit institution dedicated to enriching our children’s lives through the exploration of science and technology. The Museum receives no city, state or federal funding, relying solely on visitor fees, gifts, donations, and grants to fund its world-class educational exhibits and programs.

For more information about the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, visit www.thchildrensmuseum.com, email info@terrehautechildrensmuseum.com, or call 812 235-5548. More information about the Museum is also available online at facebook.com/terrehautechildrensmuseumtwitter.com/thcmuseum and pinterest.com/thcm.


January 20 @ 5:00 pm
March 17 @ 8:00 pm
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