Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear

Jan. 21-Sept. 4, 2017

Why do our hearts race, our knees shake, and our bodies sweat when we are scared? Through fun, interactive challenges, students can experience fear in a safe environment and discover the science behind their physical and emotional responses. Exhibit highlights include the following:

Fear Challenge Course

Get your heart pumping and your palms sweaty as you face some common fears, such as the Fear of Animals, the Fear of Electric Shock and the Fear of Falling.

Fear Lab

Meet Mr. Goose Bumps, a larger-than-life figure that uses playful animations to show how the brain and body work together to respond to danger. Interactive experiences help students delve deeper into the brain systems and pathways activated by fear, and graphic panels profile scientists doing cutting-edge emotion research.

Faces of Emotion

Explore the facial expressions of fear and other emotions and interact with an experimental software program that tries to analyze and identify your facial expressions.

Fear in the Wild

Play the “Freeze Game,” an immersive interactive video installation, and learn how animals survive in their natural environments.

Goose Bumps! Teacher’s Guide

Download a teacher’s guide for grades K-8 to get the most out of the exhibit with your students.

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