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Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair

Michigan State University

Event Date + Time:
March 18 @ 10:00 am - March 18 @ 1:00 pm

Event Location:
272 Pearl St NW Grand Rapids, MI United States

Venue Name:
Grand Rapids Public Museum Directions

About This Event

Event Description:

Visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum 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.

– Explore the Mega Brain, an inflatable, walk-through brain exhibit
– See, feel and examine a real human brain
– Conduct deep brain stimulation surgery on a gelatin brain
– Extract DNA from a banana
– 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

This interactive exhibit is part of Brain Awareness Week, a worldwide celebration of the brain for people of all ages, focused on increasing public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Type(s) of Event:

Brain Fair


Elementary school students (1-5), General Public, High school students (9-12), K-12 Teachers, Middle school students (6-8), Patients & Caregivers, Professionals, Seniors, University students

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Organizer's Details

Organizing Institution(s):

Michigan State University

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