Science After Hours: Are you Afraid of the Dark?
October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation
The next installment of Science After Hours challenges you to step into a web of discovery with fears popping up around the Museum.
Face your deepest phobias and take a closer look at the science behind the fears that affect us every day.
It’s a night out on the town with a dose of exposure therapy! Stop by our cash bar for some liquid courage. Food available for purchase by Green Eats Kitchen & Juice Bar.
Start your night facing your lilapsophobia (fear of hurricanes) with 150 mph winds. Overcome ophidiophobia (fear of snakes) by handling one of our reptilian volunteers. Peel back the layers of selachophobia (fear of sharks) with a live dissection demonstration.
Here are just some of the fears you could face…if you dare.
• Bacteriophobia – fear of bacteria
• Arachnephobia – fear of spiders
• Coimetrophobia – fear of cemeteries
• Dystychiphobia – fear of accidents
• Trypanophobia – fear of needles
• Hemophobia – fear of blood
Cost: $16 per person (BMS Members save 10%)
Ages: 21+, ID required at the door