“BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head” at The Rochester Museum and Science Center

Coming May 22 through September 6, 2010 The Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC) will be hosting “BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head.” 

BRAIN is a traveling exhibit that provides a hands-on and up-close look at the human body’s most essential organ by exploring its development, geography and function. Visitors can touch, sniff, listen, hold, pull, and walk on the exhibit as they delve into the inner workings of the brain!  Eye-popping effects and hands-on technology reveal how the brain learns and thinks.

Sections of the exhibit include: “Your Dynamic Brain,” “Lightning Storm,” “Wired,” “A Hole in the Head,” “The Living Brain,” and “Mystery of the Mind.”  

Within each section are numerous  interactive activities, such as “Brain Live” where you lean on electrodes and perform tasks to see real-time EEG measurements and “Nighshift” where you can play a special video game to see how sleep recharges the brain’s battery.

The “Virtual Reality” activity allows you to experience phantom limb syndrome – the sensation of feeling an amputated or nonexistent limb and “Be a Brain Surgeon” lets you use a gamma knife simulator to excise a brain tumor.

This exhibit – which first premiered at the Smithsonian – promises to bring an entertaining and valuable educational experience to Rochester.

“BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head” 

The Rochester Museum and Science Center

 657 East Avenue, Rochester NY, 14607

(585) 271 4320

Hours:
Monday – Saturday, 9am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm

Admission:
$12 Adults
$10 Seniors, College Students with ID, and ages 3–18
Free for RMSC members and children under 3

The RMSC is also free for STEM Mentors – a colloborative mentoring program between the Rochester Area Colleges’ Center for Excellence in Math and Science and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester.  For information on becoming a mentor email STEM Mentors Coordinator Caurie Putnam at cputnam3@zimbra.naz.edu

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