September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Created by The California Science Center, Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear presents the many sides of the universal and powerful emotion of fear. Visitors experience fear in a safe environment as they participate in a series of fun challenges and discover the science behind their physical and emotional responses. Enter the immersive rooms of the Challenge Course and test yourself against four common fears – the Fear of Animals, the Fear of Electric Shock, the Fear of Loud Noises, and the Fear of Falling. Avoid the gaze of a prowling leopard in a full-body video game as you learn about the evolutionary importance of the freeze response. Experience social fear as you come face-to-face with a virtual crowd and learn about the common fears associated with public speaking and other social situations. Observe how fear changes over a lifetime and learn simple ways to combat stress.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear is sponsored locally by the Peter Kiewit Foundation and Mary, Kelly, and Sarah Wilson. Media support provided by WOWT.