Discover more Humanoid Discovery

Pull my finger exhibit

Have you got the guts? exhibit

Exhibit descriptions

Bed of Nails – Lie back, relax, this won’t hurt a bit. Test your nerve endings, pain receptors and your brain and hop onto the bed of nails.

Skin Deep – Lift up each layer on a giant arm, to explore the skin and the complex combination of muscles, nerves and other tissues that make up the largest organ in the human body.

Have You Got the Guts? – How long are your intestines? The digestive system runs from your mouth to your anus and provides a tube inside the body for food to be ingested. You will be surprised at how long your guts really are.

Insides Out – What are the different systems that work together to make the human body fully functional? How does the skeletal system work and how does it link with the rest of the body? What about the circulatory system or the digestive system or more? Explore the different body systems and how they work.

Filter and Flush – Pump the handle to move blood around the body. What happens as the blood’s waste is filtered through our kidneys and where does all this waste go?

Pull My Finger – Choose and combine together foods, drinks and other items or habits, such as eating too quickly and see what results: burps, spew, farts or other gurgling from below! This exhibit includes sound and visual effects.

Pupil Shrinker – Look closely at your eyes in our specially designed mirrors. What happens to your pupil when you see a bright light?

Finger on the Pulse – Measure your heart rate before and after exercise. Why does the heart beat faster during periods of strenuous activity? Explore the structure of the heart and how it works.

Breathing Easy – Does your breathing rate change after vigorous exercise? Our respiratory and circulatory systems are linked due to our body’s need for oxygen.

See O2 – Follow the movement of oxygen throughout the body and the return pathway of carbon dioxide as waste back out from the lungs. How does oxygen and carbon dioxide move in and out of our bodies?

Body of Water – Can you work out how much blood and water is in your body? Although packed full of bones, muscles and organs, the body is actually packed with liquid.

Womb with a View – Use the ultrasound probe to explore the development process of a human from fertilization to birth. Select a time period during human pregnancy to view an image of the developing human.

A Wide View – Can you see out of the corner of your eye? Find out the extent of your peripheral vision, which you use every day for walking, driving and obtaining information about our surroundings and explore the structure of the eye.

Sperm Racer – Race the sperm, via a computer game, through the reproductive system. Only one sperm will fertilise the human egg. Explore the reproductive organs and the fertilisation process.  Note: No visual or audio reference is made regarding external genitalia or sexual reproduction.

Aim High – How high can you jump, despite gravity pulling you back down to Earth? Explore the role of muscles in the body.

Beat the Brain – Can you perform many tasks at the same time? The human brain does this all the time. The brain controls many functions simultaneously, some things are voluntary (like walking and talking) and some things are involuntary (breathing and heart beating). Can you beat the brain?

Dial a Desire – What do you desire? Chocolate, fast cars, exercise or sleep. Explore the chemical and biological basis for a number of common desires that can become all consuming.

Looks Like… Test your 3D vision, the after-effect phenomenon and how humans see. 

Tastes Like…Explore how taste and smell work together and how these complex senses work.

Sounds Like…Test your hearing range and how well you can identify sounds. Find out how humans hear and the structure of the ear.

Feels Like….Can you identify objects using only your sense of touch? Feel the difference between rough and smooth, hot and cold, pain and pressure.

Remember when…Use your ability to memorise images, text and numbers in a series of challenges. Explore different types of memory and how you remember things.

Some exhibits may not be available every day.

Humanoid Discovery - produced by Scitech, Perth, Western Australia.