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Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair

Grand Rapids Public Museum
March 12-13, 9 am – 4 pm
March 14, 9 am - 2 pm

Visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum March 12 - 14th for Michigan State University’s Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair. Meet scientists and learn about the marvels of the brain – from how it looks and feels and works – to how to keep it healthy – to why brain research is so important.

Interactive exhibits for all ages

  • See, feel and examine a real human brain
  • Conduct deep brain stimulation surgery on a gelatin brain
  • Extract DNA from a banana and bring it home in a test tube
  • See brain tricks and learn how the brain produces optical illusions
  • Conduct brain safety experiments with raw eggs to learn the importance of wearing a helmet
  • Create a model of a nerve cell, or neuron, and all of its components

Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair is free with general admission to the Grand Rapids Public Museum. General admission is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 2-17 (under 2 free) and $7 for senior citizens ages 62 and older.

Presented by
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Udall Center for Excellence in Parkinson’s disease research team, in collaboration with Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Valley State University and Van Andel Institute.

For more information
Contact Kathy Steece-Collier, PhD