Brain Awareness Day at New York Hall of Science

Time: March 18 from 3:00 pm ­ 5:00 pm

Location: New York Hall of Science, 47­01 111th Street Queens, NY, 718­-699-­0005, Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Registration: Event is Free with NYSCI admission. However it takes place during our free hours, which are Fridays, 2 – 5 pm

Audience: Families with children aged 2­-12

Information: Join the brain bonanza! Crafts, activities, and real human and animal brains bring neuroscience to life for adults and kids of all ages. As part of NYC Brain Awareness Week (March 14 – 20, 2016), scientists describe the brain’s different parts and demonstrate how it allows us to sense our environment and control our muscles. For more information, visit http://nysci.org/event/brain­awareness­day/.

Activities include:

  • Model Neurons and Brain Caps: Learn about neurons, the brain’s basic building blocks; decorate your own cap showing the major divisions of the brain
  • Brain Anatomy: Examine and compare real brains from humans and other animals
  • Fool Your Senses: Experience visual illusions, confuse your taste buds, and trick your brain into sensing a rubber hand
  • Kicking Cockroach: Hear the brain working in real time as scientists record electrical signals sent from the cockroach’s brain to its leg muscles

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