This exhibition gives visitors the chance to find out more about their senses. There are 16 stand-alone hands-on exhibits and a set of 5 display banners.
What do I need to hire Senses?
- A gallery with approximately 100 sq metres of open floorspace (no less than 75 sq metres)
- Eight plug sockets
- The exhibition must be supervised at all times when in use, preferably by staff accustomed to working in an interactive environment.
Reaction tester - Test your response to lights and sound. See if you react most quickly to the light or the buzzer.
Colour blindness - Look for the hidden numbers on a colour vision test.
3D pictures - Red and green pictures combined to make a 3D image.
Touch test - With your eyes closed you can attempt several different tasks. Find out how difficult it is to put a key in a lock, put a plug in a socket or dial your home phone number.
Peripheral vision - Find out what you can see to the side when you are looking straight ahead.
Stereo hearing - Listen to a radio through tubes of different lengths to find out how accurate your hearing is.
Feely boxes - Put your hand inside boxes to identify the mystery objects.
Skulls - Skulls of our close relatives. See if you can refit their jaws.
Smell table - Identify the mystery smells.
Eye iris - Watch your iris change as a light becomes brighter.
Hearing test - Listen to sound and test your hearing range. Children hear much higher notes than adults can.
Balance test - See how long you can balance. This requires a bit of practice.
After-image - Strange colours appear after staring hard at a picture.
Secret message - See if you can read the message. Coloured glasses give the game away!
Mirror drawing - Try copying a shape by looking at the original picture in a mirror. This is much harder than it first appears.
Delay phone - Record your voice and listen to the effect of delaying its playback.
Hot and cold - Touch different materials and find out why some feel colder.
Memory test - Follow patterns of lights and see how well you remember them.