Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
An Evening of Frights & Bites
    An Evening of
    Frights and Bites

    On Friday, June 21, 2013 Baylor University's Mayborn Museum celebrated another great summer exhibit with an "Evening of Frights and Bites."
    Museum members and guests were treated to an assortment of hot appetizers, glowing beverages, and a popping dessert. An Evening of Frights and Bites
    An Evening of Frights and Bites

    Guests were able to explore the science behind fear through a food lab, a frightful photo booth, and the exhibit, Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear.

    Below we present a glimpse from the evening.


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On Display

    Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear
    On Display through September 2, 2013


    Goose Bumps! The Science of FearWhy 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



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    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.





Exhibit Events

    Goose Bumps! The Science of FearExperience our Exhibit Wednesdays this Summer

    Special activities related to our summer exhibit Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear will be offered from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm each Wednesday from June 19 - August 14, 2013.


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    • Movies at the Mayborn
      July 3, 2013
      Show times: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm
      Monsters, Inc. (93 min) - Two adorable monsters learn that they fear children more than children fear them.


    • Magic at the Mayborn
      July 10, 2013
      Show times: 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm
      Performances by Cody S. Fisher, Master Magician.


    • The Fun Side of Fear at the Museum: Part 1
      July 17, 2013
      1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Can museums be scary? Explore the Mayborn Museum exhibits with a creepy twist. Demonstrations and activities include learning about germs in the Health Room, making scary shadows in the Optics Room, and investigating the fear of electric shock in the Energy Room.


    • Fear and the Wild
      July 24
      1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Do animals get goose bumps? Learn about animal fear response through fun demonstrations and activities for the whole family. Play our predator and prey game, hang out with critters both cuddly and creepy, and stay for stories about animals and fear.


    • The Fun Side of Fear at the Museum: Part 2
      July 31, 2013
      1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Find more fear filled places in our museum! Visitors can experience hurricane force winds in the Weather Room, participate and camp out in the Forest, investigate the fear of falling in the Waco Mammoth Site exhibit and much more!



    Admission July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 for all visitors 18 months and older is $5 and includes Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear, all events and activities. Museum members and Baylor University students receive free admission.




Special Events

    Free Sunday

    Our Free Sunday Program continues on July 7, 2013 thanks to the support of Greg May Honda/ Chevrolet.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank Wells Fargo Bank for sponsoring June's Free Sunday. Join us as we welcome everyone to the museum with no admission charge.




Museum Store

    Are you afraid of the dark? Our museum store has fiber optic lights, jelly ball lamps, and a hand crank bug light to help keep the dark at bay. We also have cuddly snakes, 3-D snakes, and snake grabber toy for those not afflicted with ophidiophobia (fear of snakes).

    Museum Store
    Hand powered bug lights
    Museum Store
    Snake grabber




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Contact Lanna Palmer at 254-710-7526 to make your reservations or click here to view our brochure.

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Click here to read more about our one-of-a-kind birthday parties.

Membership to the Mayborn Museum provides an entire year of learning and fun! Family memberships can be purchased for only $75.

Call Misty Thornton at 254-710-1180 or visit our website to make this valuable purchase online.

Make a Difference... Volunteer! Exciting new volunteer opportunities for youth and adults to engage, enjoy and explore.

Contact Becky Hansen at 254-710-4629 or visit the volunteer section of our website to learn more about ways you can help.

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