Ice Cream Grossial

Saturday, August 02, 2014   11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location:  Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

County:  Hinds

For more information please contact  the Visitor Information Specialist at  601-576-6000.

   Sylvia with Rat    Sylvia Faucet


Dirt Sundae            Grossology

Click here to listen to your official Ice Cream Grossial invitation!

Celebrate your Best Museum in Mississippi!  Meet Her Grossness, Sylvia Branzei, author of "Animal Grossology" - the book that inspired the Animal Grossology exhibit currently at the Museum! The fun, animated exhibit, oozing with disgusting science and interactive learning games, features some of the slimiest, stinkiest, and downright yuckiest creatures on earth. Experience a "Grossology" show with the author (11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.), explore the 'Animal Grossology" exhibit, get your book signed, eat lunch, and enjoy a gross Gopher Gut Delight Sundae or Dirt/Mud Sundae!!  Lunch and ice cream available for purchase from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Meeting the author is free for members and regular admission for non-members. 

Two YUCKY Shows: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.  Members receive a 10% discount on books and Dragonfly Gift Shoppe purchases.

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Click here to become a Member today and enjoy the author visit for free and get a discount on your book purchase.

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Branzei, a former science teacher and self-proclaimed "premier grossologist of the universe", is the originator of Grossology, or the idea of teaching science through gross things.  "Her Grossness" will presenttwo YUCKY science showsat 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Branzei has delighted and educated children and adults throughout the United States, Canada, Trinidad, Germany, and England.

Museum Members receive free Museum admission.  Regular admission applies for nonmembers: $6 adults, $4 youth 3-18, $5 seniors (age 60+).  Food and ice cream are available for purchase from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Copies of the "Animal Grossology" book will be available for purchase from the Museum's Dragonfly Gift Shoppe.  

Visitors to the exhibit can:

  • See larger -than-life bloodsuckers
  • Learn why cows are extremely gassy
  • Discover the mystery of the incredible tapeworm
  • Become a beetle and compete in a dung ball roll race
  • Find out who is the slimiest creature on earth


Grossology Illustration

* The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science was recently voted Best Museum in Mississippi by the readers of Mississippi Magazine.

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