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Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair

Grand Rapids Public Museum
March 18, 9 am – 2 pm

Visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum March 18 for Michigan State University College of Human Medicine'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
  • Dress like a scientist and pose for a photo in the Science Selfie Photo Booth

Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair is free with paid admission to the Grand Rapids Public Museum. General admission for Kent County residents is $5 for adults and free for kids under 17. Admission for non-residents is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens ages 62 and older, $3 for children ages 2-17 (under age 2 is free).

For more information contact Scott Counts, PhD


College of Human Medicine Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences