After 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.
To read more, visit the McGovern Medical School news page.