Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center of Mobile,AL


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SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 – NOVEMBER 3, 2019

What are you afraid of? Snakes?

Thunder? Spiders? Cotton balls?

Everyone is afraid of something and we all have different thresholds for what frightens us. But, no matter what it is that scares us, there’s one thing we know for sure, FEAR causes our bodies to react in extreme ways — hearts pound, palms sweat, muscles freeze and knees shake.

Fear: the Science of Phobias explores the science behind our greatest fears. Through hands-on opportunities, an exciting array of science based programming and regularly scheduled performances at our FEAR stage, visitors will have the chance to face and maybe even conquer some of their greatest phobias…


The traveling exhibit gallery will be transformed in to a Holiday STEM Land in the months of November and December. This exhibition experience will feature the annual installation of the model train set which has quickly

become a family favorite at the Exploreum. Holiday decorations will set the stage for a myriad  of STEM based activities for all ages, while Imagination Playground will be available for building an ice village. Staff will present performance based demos which will further connect visitors to engaging science in a fun and informative way.