The Scoop on Poop!

Fancy getting the ‘Scoop on Poop’, and to the bottom of the digestive system?

Paul Strachan with Jamie (5) from Dundee

Paul Strachan with Jamie (5) from Dundee

A family show aimed at lifting the lid on poo is launching at Dundee Science Centre next week, running from Wednesday 8 February through to Sunday 26 March 2017.

There will also be lots of activities, including the ‘lucky dip’ where a science communicator dressed as a poo will encourage visitors to stick their hand in to a toilet, pull out a surprise poo, and ‘match the faeces with the species’, discovering the detail in different animal dung, as well as the range of human poo types, and what they say about our health.

Breaking down the details of digestion, the family show will explain  how our body gets the most out of our food and how to make the perfect poo.

The subject will also be brought to life for younger visitors, with the eternally popular children’s book ‘The Story of The Little Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business’ incorporated into daily Storytime Sessions for three to five year olds.

Rebecca Erskine Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager said, “Whether we always like it or not, many children are fascinated by poo, how it’s made and what it looks like, so we’ve created a fun-packed family show and lots of activities to help them understand their own digestive system, and that of animals.  There’s lots of sticky and messy demonstrations to capture their imaginations and bring the subject to life!”

The show and activities are included as part of normal admission.

Dundee Science Centre is open daily from 10am-5pm. For further information, please telephone 01382 228800 or visit


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