Brain Night for Kids

A part of international Brain Awareness Week, this annual event gives elementary school children and their families an opportunity to learn about neuroscience through experiments and activities designed JUST FOR KIDS! This exciting, educational event is made possible through our partnership with The McGovern Health Museum. This year the in-person event is cancelled due to COVID-19.

The goal of Brain Night is to increase their 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 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.

Upcoming Brain Awareness activities: 2021 UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center Brain Awareness Video Contest

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