Brain Night for Kids returns March 17

Brain NightAfter a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center welcomes back Brain Night for Kids, Thursday March 17 at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science.

Brain Night for Kids is part of international Brain Awareness Week (March 14-20) and provides families an opportunity to learn about neuroscience through experiments and activities designed just for kids. The event is designed to increase the awareness of how the brain works and possibly create a new generation of neuroscientists.

Demonstrations range from bike-helmet safety, brain reflexes, eye-hand coordination, and comparing different brains of different species. Children are encouraged to build their own nerve cell with pipe-cleaners and get a face painting of a nerve cell or brain. In addition, the children have the opportunity to touch an actual human brain.

The Health Museum, John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, is Houston’s most interactive science and health learning center, a Smithsonian Affiliate, and a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. The Health Museum is the country’s most visited museum of its kind, totaling more than 198,000 visitor experiences annually. Located in the heart of the city’s rich and varied Museum District, the Health Museum’s mission is to foster wonder and curiosity about health, medical science, and the human body.

For more information, visit The Health Museum website, and for the museum’s current COVID-19 health and safety tips, click here.