The Arts & Science Center is pleased to host an exhibition of called Magnificent Me sponsored by Med Express. Starting Saturday, May 13, 2017, 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:
- 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.
- What Does a Baby Look Like in the Womb? Visitors use the sensor wand to “see” an ultrasound of the inside of the womb.
- 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.
Magnificent Mehas been developed by the Arkansas Discovery Network, a statewide consortium funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.