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Science Saturday-What Does a Spleen Look Like

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Science Saturday-What Does A Spleen Look Like? (Fetal Pig Dissection)

  • When: Sat., June 1, 2024 • 1–3pm
  • Drop off: Discovery Center at Water’s Edge (DCWE), 4505 Pulaski Hwy., Belcamp, MD 21017 
  • Cost: $10 material fee; pre-registration required; contact us for group reservation discount!
  • Registration can be found in Click here link
  • Max Availability: 20
  • Ages 4th grade and up.


What does a human heart look like?  How does food move through the body?   What does the spleen do?

Fetal pigs are frequently used to learn about human anatomy because a pig’s organs are similar in position and relative size to human organs. In this session we will discuss the concepts of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems and investigate the gross anatomy of the digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory and excretory systems through modeling and dissection.

Dissection of the internals of a fetal pig and removal of the organs discussed will be conducted by a previous high school biology teacher.

Please note, admission to the Discovery Center is not included in the price of this Science Saturday.

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About the Discovery Center at Water’s Edge

Did you know that high-speed photography was invented at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)? That the first computer, the ENIAC, was created and operated at APG?  That every bomb-sniffing dog can trace its roots to APG? How about the world’s first emails being sent via the ARPANet?

We have an incredible brain-trust at APG that for 100 years has developed world-changing technology for soldiers and civilians. The Discovery Center at Water’s Edge leverages this brain trust for the benefit of the public, particularly our students who must be STEM literate to succeed today.


June 1
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Discovery Center at Water’s Edge
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Discovery Center at Waters Edge
4505 Pulaski Hwy
Belcamp, MD 21017
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(410) 417-7116
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