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Brain Awareness Weekend Drop-In

Part of Events for Adults

Saturday, March 21–Sunday, March 22, 2020

People looking at a brain model AMNH/C.Chesek
This program is cancelled. The Museum is temporarily closed to maintain health and safety, but please check back for updates about reopening, at which time our Central Reservations team will be happy to assist with refunds.

Visitors of all ages can drop into the Educational Lab in the Hall of Human Origins to celebrate the wonders of the brain. Learn how this remarkable organ evolved in animals to make sense of surroundings and guide behaviors. Join neuroscientists leading informal discussions and activities with visitors, and discover the cells and systems responsible for memory, sensation, movement. Inspired by our new exhibition The Nature of Color, we will explore how our perception of color can change our minds and influence our actions.

The Museum gratefully acknowledges The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. for its support to establish the Sackler Brain Bench, part of the Museum’s Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins, in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, offering ongoing programs and resources for adults, teachers, and students to illuminate the extraordinary workings of the human brain.