The HMRI Poo Palace at Newcastle Show

The HMRI Poo Palace at Newcastle Show
The HMRI Poo Palace at Newcastle Show

HMRI’s giant inflatable digestive system will return to the Hall of Industries at Newcastle Show on Friday March 1 – Sunday March 3, 2024, and will be open daily from 9.30am – 4.30pm. 

The brainchild of the University of Newcastle’s Gastrointestinal Research Group from Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), the Poo Palace is a free attraction where visitors can climb into a big mouth and work their way through a stomach, small intestine, colon and pop out of a very large bottom. 

  • Learn about how poo is made with a live experiment by HMRI’s team of gastrointestinal researchers
  • Travel through the HMRI Poo Palace for a larger-than-life experience of how your digetive tract works
  • Learn about what a healthy poo looks like and make one from playdough
  • Free show bag and official Poo Palace crown!
  • Chat to our team of researchers, including dietitians about what you can do to promote a healthy digestive system!

Visitors are also invited to participate in live experiments, make their very own playdough poos and pick up a free show bag. 

When: Friday 1st March – Sunday 3rd March 2024
Time: Between 9.00 am – 5.00 pm daily (sessions will run on the hour with a limit of 20 participants per session)
Where: The Newcastle Show, Hall of Industries
Tickets: Entry to the HMRI Poo Palace is Free, however entry to the Newcastle Show requires tickets. See the Show website for more information here


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