5 Senses

Exhibit Hall

Sight Exhibit

We can see because light is processed by our eye and then interpreted by our brain. Light passes through the clear surface of the eye called the cornea. It then passes through the black center of the eye called the pupil, which is actually an opening to the interior of the eye. The pupil can get larger or smaller to regulate the amount of light coming into the eye.

Touch Exhibit

Touch is the sense that allows us to feel what is happening in our environment. The sense of touch is spread through the whole body. This is due to nerve endings in the skin and other parts of the body that send information to the brain. There are four types of sensation that can be felt: cold, heat, contact, and pain.

Hearing Exhibit

Now hear this! The ear is made up of three different sections: the outer ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear. The ear is not just an organ that helps us hear, but also makes it possible for humans to walk and keep our balance.

Taste Exhibit

Our sense of taste starts with our tongue. The tongue is made up of a group of muscles that allow us to taste food, swallow and talk. A healthy tongue is pink and covered with microscopic taste buds that transmit information to your brain to help you taste your favorite foods.

Smell Exhibit

Our nose is the organ we use to detect smell. Our sense of smell can detect ten basic types of scents. Our smell also helps us to taste foods. In addition to helping us smell things around us, our nose cleans and warms the air we breathe.

Self-Guided Tours

$6 per person. Children under 3 are free.

This Includes Cool Things like . . .

  • • Inspect the Inside of a Giant Eyeball
  • • Meet “Charlie Bones”, A Real Human Skeleton
  • • “Get Pumped” About the Human Heart
  • • Look Inside a Real “Iron Lung”
  • • Reach Inside a Giant Mouth
  • • Meet Valeda the Transparent Talking Mannequin
  • • … and Join Blaze & Roxi on an Interactive iPad Walking Tour of All the Exhibits!