Our Senses: An Immersive Experience


Our Senses: An Immersive Experience explores how our brains shape our reality. A series of interactive galleries challenges the senses to reveal how our brain forms and reframes our perceptions.


Topics explored include: 

  • how unrelated information can shape what you see and hear
  • why our senses are essential to our survival
  • how our brain fills in gaps, resolves conflicts, corrects errors, and triggers memories
  • what happens when our senses disagree
  • how our brains focus on particular cues and details, such as movement or human faces
  • how the senses and world views of other species differ from ours why human perception is unique
  • how what we perceive as a particular odor is actually a symphony of smells


Our Senses: An Immersive Experience is organized by the American Museum of Natural History. Exhibition is in development. Content is subject to change.

Opens in New York: November 20, 2017

Exhibition Information

Venue gallery size:

8,000 ft2 

(750 m2)


Venue ceiling height:

12 ft recommended

(3.6 m)


Conservation & Security requirements:

To be determined


Standard Rental Length:

14-16 weeks