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A Brain is a Terrible Thing to Waste

By March 17, 2015 No Comments
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Frost Science Brain Day Saturday, March 21It’s been said that humans “only” use 10 percent of their brain. Hmmm … what better place to discover if this is true than at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science’s Brain Day celebrations, March 19–21? The fun-filled events will have visitors putting on their thinking caps about neuroscience, and offer exciting programming for science insiders, young professionals and families.

The Museum will kick off its annual Brain Day activities, sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida, with Science Up Close on Thursday, March 19. The evening will feature casual science conversations on the topic “Brain Surgery While Awake” with local neuroscientists. Admission is free (our favorite four-letter word) but an RSVP is required, so register at http://bit.ly/ScienceUpCloseBrain.

SheepBrainDissectionOn Friday, March 20, the Frost Science Young Patrons, a group of young professionals who serve as lead ambassadors for the Museum, will host The Brain Arcade. This lively evening for young professionals will feature interactive and captivating hands-on activities that are sure to boost brainpower and help visitors discover the truth behind optical illusions. Suggested donation of $10; RSVP is required at http://bit.ly/BrainDayYP.

On Saturday, March 21, the family can brain-bond with a variety of fun and educational activities. Young scientists will enjoy discovering how the brain works through interactions with neuroscientists, the dissection of a sheep brain, and learning about the latest advancements in medical science and preventive measures against strokes and concussions. Children 12 years old and younger are free with paid adult admission and will receive a free bicycle helmet (while supplies last).

There’s no need to overthink it … be sure to visit the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science to enjoy the Brain Day festivities!

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