Dana Point museum lets visitors delve into the grisly side of nature

January 5, 2014 by  

An upcoming exhibition at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, near Dana Point, will let visitors young and old explore the gory side of nature.

The traveling exhibit, Animal Grossology, covers all the curious topics that have been deemed taboo to discuss in polite company. Created by Advanced Animations, LLC, the exhibition will feature a number of interactive displays. To promote the new exhibit, the museum could use poster printing to advertise the subject, dates, and types of displays available.

One interactive area will focus on blood-sucking animals. The display will teach visitors about the different types of creatures that feed on the blood of others, such as leeches, mosquitos, and ticks. People interact with the display through games that ask them to identify creatures based on the color of their blood.

Another area of the exhibition will focus on digestion, particularly vomit. During a game of ‘Pellet Purge’, visitors have the opportunity to take apart an owl pellet, then put the pieces found in it back together, to discover the type of foods owls eat. The display will also describe the digestive system of cows, taking visitors on an interactive tour of the animal’s four stomachs. A maze-like game will take visitors on a tour of a cat’s digestive tract.

The exhibition opens on January 25 and is scheduled to last until April 20. Admission is $15.95 for adults and $12.95 for children between the ages of 3 and 14 and for adults over age 62.