As part of International Brain Awareness Week, families are invited to attend the 2015 Brain Night for Kids 6-8 p.m., March 19 at the Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr.
Sponsored by the UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center, Brain Night is free and open to the public. The event is packed with activity booths aimed to educate children and families about how the brain works and to spark an interest in neuroscience at an early age. Demonstration topics range from bike-helmet safety, brain reflexes, eye-hand coordination, and comparing 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, families have the opportunity to handle an actual human brain, one of the event’s most popular demonstrations. At the close of the event, children receive souvenirs and walk away with an eagerness for learning more about the brain.
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