Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear
May 25 - September 2, 2013
Prepare to get goose bumps at the Mayborn Museum Complex this summer!
Why do our hearts race, our knees shake, and our bodies sweat when we are scared? Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear explores this universal emotion that can save our lives. Through fun, interactive challenges, guests can experience fear in a safe environment and discover the science behind their physical and emotional responses. Thrill seekers and scaredy-cats alike will have fun learning about fear.
This 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.
Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear developed by the California Science Center was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant ESI-0515470. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Science Foundation.
Spring Festival in the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village
The Mayborn Museum Complex would like to thank our visitors for making our first Annual Spring Festival in the Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village a big success! Museum staff and volunteers enjoyed helping visitors learn about our heritage through blacksmithing demonstrations, planting activities, live music from Baylor University's Heavenly Voices gospel choir and so much more. Plus, baby ducks and chicks are too cute!
Special thanks to Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms, Inc. for donating the chicks and ducks.
Mayborn Museum Complex's Interactive Kiosk for Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village Wins Award
At the 2013 Texas Association of Museums (TAM) Annual Conference, winners of the 34th annual Mitchell A. Wilder Publication Design Awards Competition were announced. The Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village Interactive Kiosk submitted by the Mayborn Museum Complex won a gold certificate. The kiosk was created by Kyle Gray, Coordinator of Media Graphics for the Mayborn Museum Complex as the centerpiece for the renovated Daniel Family Donor Story exhibit.
Created to recognize achievements in graphic design and media production and to encourage quality in public presentations, the Wilder Design Competition drew entries from museums of all sizes, regions, and disciplines throughout the state of Texas. Other museums to receive awards included prestigious museums such as the Dallas Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum, El Paso Museum of History, and the Sixth Floor Museum.