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Bright Night of Grossology explores gooey science at Science Museum Oklahoma

Starting June 15 at 6 p.m. and ending June 16 at 8:15 a.m., Bright Night participants can stay overnight at Science Museum Oklahoma and delve into some of the grosser parts of science.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 23, 2012

The gross science of the human body as well as disgusting habits of bugs and other creatures will be explored during the Bright Night of Grossology at Science Museum Oklahoma.

Starting at 6 p.m. June 15 and ending at 8:15 a.m. June 16, Bright Night participants can learn from hands-on experiments delving into science subjects that are often taboo or too repulsive to handle, such as how much snot a human makes in a day and if bread is really made from yeast farts.

“As adults, we seem hesitant to discuss poop and farts. Not so much because we're afraid to, but because it seems taboo,” said Drew Smith, Bright Night coordinator. “We encourage gross conversations at SMO, partially, because I have yet to meet anyone who won't laugh at a poop joke … except my Grandma … and partially because ‘grossology' encourages young minds to ask questions like why armpits stink and what makes poop brown.”

Participants can eat chocolate chip meal worm cookies, see Madagascar hissing cockroaches up close, make mysterious slime and explore the science of diaper goo.

Portions of the museum, 2100 NE 52, will be available as sleeping areas for families staying overnight. Guests not wanting to stay overnight can go home at their leisure during the evening.

For more information about the Bright Night of Grossology, including prices, call 602-3760, or go to