Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear
Opens September 27, 2014
Immersive and engaging hands-on activities encourage visitors to experience fear in a safe and enjoyable environment while learning about the science of why we feel scared. The exhibition examines the difference between learned and instinctive fears, the physical changes we experience when we are afraid, and how some animals not only survive, but thrive in the wild by trusting their fear instincts. Fear has never been so much fun!
Opens November 21, 2014
This holiday-inspired exhibition features trees and other displays decorated by local cultural partners that recognize celebrations including Christmas, Hanukkah and the Festival of Lights, as well as traditions and practices like origami, indigenous art and national symbols.
The Power of Poison
Opens February 7, 2015
Explore poison’s roles in nature, myth, and human health—as a defense against predators, source of strength, or lethal weapon-turned-lifesaving treatment. This new special exhibition uses models, objects, interactives and live animals to explore the biology of poison and its role in nature, human history, and health.
All dates and titles subject to change.