Little Rock, Ark (Oct blog link. 18, 2016) – Visitors to Museum of Discovery will have a whole new way to explore the amazing biology of the human form thanks to a new exhibit, Magnificent Me!, opening Saturday, Oct. 22.
In Magnificent Me! visitors can interact with a variety of medical technologies and have the chance for hands-on exploration of different human systems. The exhibit examines the body’s muscles and bones, heart and lungs, digestive system, and brain and nerves.
Some of the exhibit’s highlights include:
- What Does a Baby Look Like in the Womb? Visitors use the sensor wand to “see” an ultrasound of the inside of the womb.
- Can My Hand Fool My Brain? Using special coils, visitors try to tell the difference between hot and cold temperatures.
- How Does My Brain “See” a Word? Visitors use a slider to rotate a brain and explore how humans process information.
- Why Do My Bones Break? A lever allows visitors to flex a bone.
- Can My Eyes Fool My Brain? Visitors try to trace a pattern by looking only at a reflection.
- Intestine Pull! Visitors pull a rope to see the length of their intestines.
- Gas Seat Visitors have a seat, then bounce up and down to build up gas pressure and see what happens.
- It’s Raining Bacon! Different sounds are designed to fool the brain.
- Mirror Mixer Visitors see what happens when they try out the mirror with a friend.
- Do Smells Trigger Memories? Different scents may evoke different memories in visitors.
- Penny Candy Visitors can experiment with their sense of taste.
“We are thrilled to make this fabulous exhibit available to Museum of Discovery visitors,” says Kelley Bass, museum CEO. “This is a brand-new exhibit that has never been displayed anywhere in the world until this week. We expect everyone to have a fun and educational time exploring how their bodies work.”
Magnificent Me! is made possible by the Arkansas Discovery Network, a unique statewide museum partnership, for which Museum of Discovery serves as the hub, and Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center.
The exhibit will remain at the Museum of Discovery through April 23, 2017. For more information, call 501-396-7050 or visit www.museumofdiscovery.org.
Museum of Discovery’s mission is to ignite a passion for science, technology and math in a dynamic, interactive environment.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 1-5 pm; Closed Monday
(open Mondays in the summer and on major holidays)
Admission: $10 adults; $8 ages 1-12; free under 1; members free
Phone Number: 501.396.7050