The Superstition Obstacle Course is presented in conjunction with Mind, the major new Exploratorium collection, four years in the making.
Risk seven years bad luck by smashing a mirror, flirt with a penny’s worth of luck, see if you feel the urge to knock on wood, risk draining the goodness from a horseshoe, walk under a ladder, step on a few cracks, listen to some bad luck music, spill a little salt, try a misfortune cookie and much more. Although fears and beliefs about these acts have no little or no rational basis, they influence the thoughts and actions of many. The the obstacle course at the Exploratorium presents an opportunity for visitors to explore their own thinking and behavior.
Superstition Obstacle Course is inspired by activities developed by CSICOP, the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.
Official Website: http://www.exploratorium.edu/pr/documents/08-6Superstition.html
Added by ExplOratorium SF on April 30, 2008