Prepare to be (a little) scared! Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear invites you to get startled in the name of science. Discover how fear affects our bodies, our brains, and even our societies. Engaging interactive exhibits will give you a chance to experience fear in a safe, enjoyable environment and see how you respond.
Exhibits highlights include:
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.
Meet Mr. Goose Bumps, your guide to learning how the brain and body work together to respond to danger. Delve into the brain systems and pathways activated by fear, and find out about scientists doing emotion research.
Faces of Emotion
Explore the facial expressions of fear and other emotions, and explore your own facial expressions too!
Fear in the Wild
Catch fruit while hiding from a prowling leopard in the “Freeze Game,” an immersive interactive video game, and learn how animals survive in their natural environments.
Watch a brief documentary-style film about the interaction between our collective fears and entertainment, history and culture.
Coping with Fear
Explore the way fears change over a lifetime and learn how to help children deal with their fears.