On View February 8 – May 3, 2020
Lose Your Mind, and Come to Your Senses
Every day, we perceive the world around us through our senses—including sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance, and taste. But as it turns out, for humans “reality” isn’t always what it seems to be.
Immerse yourself in 11 fun house-like spaces that dare you to trust your senses—and show how or why what we perceive is not simply a window into the world around us but a product of our brains. Our Senses delves into how our brains work with sensory organs to shape and re-frame our perceptions of everyday encounters. And it reveals how, until recently in our evolutionary history, humans have been oblivious to nature’s other signals.
Engage your senses in this highly experiential exhibition! Explore a virtual garden through the eyes of a bee or a slithering snake. Challenge your ears in the ultimate test: tracking individual sounds from an audio collage. Walk through life-sized illusions that make flat surfaces appear rippled—and more!
Cost: Included with general museum admission and CityPASS. Members FREE.
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Our Senses is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org).