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Let the kids explore the human body at the “Grossology” exhibit at Pacific Science Center in Seattle.
Let the kids explore the human body at the “Grossology” exhibit at Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Staff file, 2007

Tuesday (Aug. 18)

Pacific Science Center’s ‘Grossology’ explores the human body

“Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body” exhibit has returned to the Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., Seattle. Explore the good, the bad and the downright ugly about how your body works. The exhibition uses sophisticated animatronics and imaginative exhibits to tell about runny noses, body odor and much more. Take a “Tour du Nose” to explore 10 nasal features, including how your snoot acts as an air filter, a smell sensor and a mucus producer. It’s a fun and educational look at our bodies. There’s plenty more to see and do at the Science Center; make it a day for the entire family. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily with admission of $11.75-$19.75. For more information, go to

Museum of Flight showcases hundreds of aircraft

Museum of Flight, 9404 East Marginal Way S., Seattle, showcases a collection of more than 150 historic aircraft and spacecraft along with related artifacts. Some of the permanent exhibits include World War I and World War II fighters and “Space: Exploring the New Frontier.” Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily with admission of $20 adults, $17 seniors, $12 youths and free for children 4 and younger. Go to for more information on exhibits and activities.

The Paramount Theatre brings ‘Pippin The Musical’ to the stage

Filled with acrobatics, magic and songs, the Broadway play, “Pippin The Musical” is the winner of four Tony Awards. The national tour is coming to the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. It is running Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets start at $34 and you can purchase yours online at

‘Matilda The Musical’ comes to the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle

Winner of 50 international awards including four Tony Awards, “Matilda The Musical” tells the story of a girl armed with a vivid imagination and sharp mind who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Make it a night at the theater and come to the 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave. Seattle, to see the show. It is opens Tuesday and continues through Aug. 30 with tickets starting at $35. Go to to get yours.