Goose Bumps!

Why do our hearts race, our knees shake, and our bodies sweat when we are scared? This exciting exhibit, exploring the universal emotion of fear, is sponsored locally through a generous grant from the Leo Goodwin Foundation.

Through fun, interactive challenges, guests can experience fear in a safe environment and discover the science behind their physical and emotional responses. The 6,000 square-foot exhibit includes immersive environments and full-body, interactive experiences that allow guests to test their own fears and rate their physiological responses. Leading scientists and their current research on the neurobiology, physiology and psychology of fear are also featured throughout the exhibit.

GOOSEBUMPS Special Activities Weekends
February 1 & 2, February 8 & 9, and February 22 & 23, 2014
Noon – 4 p.m. daily

  • Investigate our mystery touch box to see how many items you can identify.
  • Find out what makes your heart race and hands shake while performing simple tasks in this revealing experiment.
  • Join our experienced lab staff as we dissect a sheep brain and learn the different parts that are associated with emotions and reactions to fear.
  • See how your heart beat changes when fear takes your brain for a spin.
  • Play the Fear Name Game
  • Reptile, Insect, and Animal Fear Shows in the Keller Science Theater

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