The Scoop on Poop!
Nope, this is not an exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center, it is much much funnier than that. This is an exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History about the history of poop.
an investigation of what poop is and how animals use it—to build homes, hide from enemies, attract mates, send messages, cool off, and, yes, even eat! A blend of science and fun, The Scoop on Poop! also explores the ways veterinarians, paleontologists, field biologists, farmers, Maasai tribesmen, and power companies make use of animal waste.
Check out Pop City Media’s write up of this event for a load of poop puns. Here are some of my favorite exhibit highlights:
- Touch fossilized dinosaur poop
- Dinosaurs left more than bones and teeth behind—some of their droppings were also preserved. Touch an 80 million-year-old fossilized turd.
- Video of poop eating beatles
- a time-lapse recording of beetles cleaning up a dung pile.
- Get OUT!
- Outhouse. Most kids have never seen an outhouse, and this old-fashioned replica gives them a chance for an unusual photo opportunity.
- Poop Has Many Names. Visitors are invited to push buttons on a world map to learn the language of poop in countries around the world.
More bloggers scoop on the poop exhibit:
- Words From Me. – For Reals
- Steel Away – Poop on Display
- also highlights some other poop related museum displays
- check out the comments for more hilarious poop commentary