California Science Center

Organized by:
California Science Center

Participating Organizations:

UCLA- Brain Research institute UCLA- Human Connectome Project USC- Graduate Women in Science USC- Brain Research Lab

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Other: Public Program in an exhibit hall

Target Audiences:

  • General Public

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We served 900 guests in 4 hours, guests participated in hands -on science activities and talked with scientist in the field. The Science Center lead 3 activities: Stroope Effect, Distortion Goggles, and a backyard brains activity. The partner groups showcased real brains and brain slides revolving around their research.

Event Planning & Publicity

Other Publicity Methods:


Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?



Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • More Mindbogglers!
  • BAW Stickers
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • BAW Bookmark
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
  • The Five Senses Coloring Sheets

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

The general public seemed to really enjoy being able to ask questions to experts and it was evident that they walked away knowing a lot more. The staff of the museum learned a whole lot, and they can know better answer guests questions. This ended up being a kick off event and guests could them find other BAW events the week of BAW

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Nothing comes to mind, I would probably want to be set up as soon as the museum opens and find a few more groups to partner with.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Evelyn Serrano

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