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Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You

A hilarious, highly interactive, and sometimes gross (!) exhibition exploring
health and the human body, in particular the digestive system.

Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You

This is a high-profile, entertaining, interactive, family-focused exhibition about health and the human body, in collaboration with the BBC and the Operation Ouch! brand.

Visitors will get hands-on and immersed within the world of medical science as they explore their bodies and health. Aimed specifically at children and the adults guiding them, the content of Operation Ouch! is pitched at an accessible level with an entertaining and fun approach.

Guided by videos and illustrations of our hosts Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx, visitors are shrunk, swallowed and squeezed through Dr Xand's digestive system.

From the tip of the tongue to the end of the bum, visitors explore the role of each organ in the digestive journey through interactive games and challenges, fun facts and fascinating objects from the Science Museum Group's collection.


Enter the mouth and play in a set of giant teeth to find out why our teeth are different shapes.
Bop the bad bacteria as quickly as you can in the stomach.
Meet Larry the Vomiting Robot, who helped scientists understand how bacteria and viruses in our vomit spread and make people sick.
Take a walk through the villi in the small intestine, then see if you can hit the high score in the nutrient toss.
Discover the surprising science behind tummy rumbles and bottom grumbles.
Chill out and soak up the atmosphere in the appendix.
Spin the wheel on the poo-duction line and guess the smells in the stink chamber.
Put on a poo hat and prepare to get flushed down a giant toilet!
Step back into the real world and explore the Doctors' super-secret lab, packed with incredible experiments, games and surprises.

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Science Museum Group

The UK’s Science Museum Group is the world’s most significant museum group devoted to science. Governed by its Board of Trustees, the Science Museum Group comprises the Science Museum in London, the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, the National Railway Museum in York and Locomotion in Shildon. Together these national museums attract over 6 million visitors per year and house world-class collections consisting of over 7 million objects.

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