HMRI Poo Palace at the Newcastle Show

March 3, 2023 - 9:00am to March 5, 2023 - 5:00pm
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The HMRI Poo Palace will be at the Newcastle Show in 2023!

Join us at the Newcastle Show where kids (and adults!) can journey through our new giant inflatable digestive system.

Follow your food's journey from tongue to toilet!

Our Poo Palace illustrates each stage of the human digestive system. You'll start in the mouth and work your way through the stomach, small intestine and out the colon.

In addition to being able to climb into a huge mouth and pop out a very large bottom, children will also get to participate in live experiments, make their very own playdough poos and pick up a free showbag.*

HMRI's world class gut health researchers from the Gastrointestinal Research Group will be leading the hands-on experiments every hour of the weekend from 10am-5pm.

You'll get to meet the brains behind the HMRI Poo Palace Professor Simon KeelyDr Bridie Goggins and more gut health experts to answer all your questions!

When will the HMRI Poo Palace be at Newcastle Show?

The HMRI Poo Palace will be at Newcastle Show every day from Friday 3 March to Sunday 5 March.

Kids can jump and crawl through the digestive inflatable all day. We will also be conducting regular experiments with playdough poo and lots of fun facts about gut health throughout the day.


Who can visit the HMRI Poo Palace?

Anyone is welcome! It's a free, family-friendly event.


Where will the HMRI Poo Palace be?

The HMRI Poo Palace will live at the Skills, Careers & Innovation Expo in the Exhibition Centre of the Newcastle Show.

The Newcastle Show will be held at the Newcastle Showground on Griffiths Road, Broadmeadow (map below).


Where can I buy tickets?

The HMRI Poo Palace is a free activity at the Newcastle Show.

Find out more about Newcastle Show tickets here.


Stay Safe at the HMRI Poo Palace

We want everyone to have a fun, safe experience at the HMRI Poo Palace.

As such, please make sure you read and follow these rules:


The HMRI Poo Palace is proudly supported by:

*While stocks last.