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Ever Tried Explaining the Brain to a Kid?

We use our brains all day, every day, but most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our skulls. Recently my four-year-old asked me if I could hear what she was saying, then stared at me silently. When I told her no, I can’t hear you because you’re not talking, she insisted that she was.

Inside her head.

Then she asked me why she could hear herself talking in her head but I couldn’t, and now it was my turn to stare in silence.

I don’t know much about how the brain works, and I definitely don’t know how to explain any of it to my child. Unless you’re a neuroscientist, you’re probably in the same boat!

That is why the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Brain exhibit is great for all ages. No need to fumble through a confusing explanation about what goes on inside our heads. Now you can step inside the brain and see for yourself.

 

Do a Little Brainstorming at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Brain: The World Inside Your Head, now open at GRPM, allows you to explore the brain like never before. 

You’ll walk through a display of brain neurons, learn about how the brain develops, and explore the differences between human and animal brains.

Do you know why sleep is so important to a healthy brain? Or how the brain relates to physical pain? This exhibit explores these concepts, as well as things like depression, creativity, and the very nature of consciousness.

 

The experience-based Brain exhibit lets you get hands-on with the inner-workings of the human brain. Kids and adults alike will enjoy 3-D reproductions, virtual reality, and interactive technology that examine what we know about the brain, and what remains a mystery.

More Details About Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a place of never-ending inspiration and discovery, with a focus on science, history and culture. The museum offers three floors of hands-on fun and educational exhibits for families to explore.

GRPM is open weekdays and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a later closing at 8:00 PM on Tuesdays, and Sundays 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Brain, located on the museum’s second floor, will run through January 7, 2018. Admission to the exhibit is free with general admission.

 

Enter to WIN a Family 4-Pack to Explore the Brain!

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is giving away a family 4-pack to a Grand Rapids Kids reader. The prize includes:

  • Four passes to see Brain
  • Free general admission for four to the museum
  • Four passes to a planetarium show
  • Four passes to the carousel

There are three ways to enter for a chance to WIN by commenting on THIS article. (Facebook comments do not count for entries.)

1: For a first entry, leave a comment below telling us one thing you want to learn about the human brain.

2. Get a second entry by “liking” Grand Rapids Public Museum on Facebook and leave a separate comment telling us you did so. (Note: Only comments on this grkids.com article will be counted for this giveaway.)

3. Get a third entry by sharing this giveaway with friends. Leave a third and final comment below telling us how you shared.

FINE PRINT:

This giveaway will close on October 24, 2017 at midnight and the winners will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to grkids.com and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household or IP address. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to win at grkids dot com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: GRPM Brain Exhibit Giveaway in the subject line. Grand Rapids Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

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By | 2017-10-09T22:11:27+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: WIN|56 Comments

About the Author:

Shannon Z
Shannon is a working mother who carefully balances a full-time career in the nonprofit sector with the exciting (and exhausting) job of raising two children. When she’s not working, doing her part to run the household, or spending time with her kids, she’s an avid reader and amateur yogi.

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  1. Monica Dolce October 23, 2017 at 8:53 pm - Reply

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  3. Monica Dolce October 23, 2017 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    I’d like to learn more about sleep and the brain!

  4. Beth October 23, 2017 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    I would like to know how brains in people with adhd and sensory processing disorders work differently

  5. Nancy E October 23, 2017 at 8:21 am - Reply

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  7. Nancy E October 23, 2017 at 8:14 am - Reply

    I would lo esto take my grand kids to experience this. Thank you for the chance.

  8. Sarah grove October 19, 2017 at 4:45 pm - Reply

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  9. Sarah grove October 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    My children would like to learn more about each part of the brain. They have heard a few big “names” or parts of the brain, but they do not understand what each part does.

  10. Willow Cramer October 19, 2017 at 4:35 pm - Reply

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  11. Willow Cramer October 19, 2017 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    How the Brain responds to strokes

  12. Dan O'Henry October 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    I would love to know how the circuitry for addiction happens inside the brain

  13. Adrianne B October 19, 2017 at 9:11 am - Reply

    I would love to learn how the brain heals itself and creates new connections after injury or surgery.

  14. Suzanna LaCroix October 19, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

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  15. Suzanna LaCroix October 19, 2017 at 8:28 am - Reply

    I would like to learn about creativity and the brain.

  16. Marissa October 19, 2017 at 7:20 am - Reply

    I was a brain injury specialist at Spectrum before I had kids. I’d love to take them to this to be able to explain a little more to them about the brain, and why my job was so important.

  17. Laura October 19, 2017 at 7:07 am - Reply

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  19. Laura October 19, 2017 at 7:05 am - Reply

    I would like to learn more about the corpus colosum, idk why. Or about why sensory overload happens, but I don’t think that information is available yet. Lol

  20. Laura October 19, 2017 at 7:03 am - Reply

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  21. Beth October 19, 2017 at 6:53 am - Reply

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  22. Beth October 19, 2017 at 6:52 am - Reply

    I’d like to see how stress affects the brain.

  23. Andrea October 18, 2017 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    I’d like to learn more about how sleep affects the brain, behavior, and memory.

  24. Barbara October 18, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    I would like to look at the differences between animal and human brains.

  25. Karen October 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    So much I need to learn about the brain. Super exhibit.

  26. Julie October 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    I would love to bring my son and niece to this exhibit! so cool!

  27. Jeni October 18, 2017 at 7:02 am - Reply

    I can never remember the parts of the brain. I’d like to see a more visual representation to help remember them.

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  29. Rebecca October 12, 2017 at 8:53 pm - Reply

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  30. Rebecca October 12, 2017 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    My son wants to learn how nutrients get to the brain.

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  32. Kelly October 11, 2017 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Shared on Facebook.

  33. Kelly October 11, 2017 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    I liked GRPM on Facebook.

  34. Kelly October 11, 2017 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    I would love to learn more about the brain in general – I do not know hardly anything about it!

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  37. Eduardo Martorano October 11, 2017 at 11:29 am - Reply

    I want to learn how the human brain functions.

  38. Amanda Wietfeldt October 11, 2017 at 10:55 am - Reply

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  39. Amanda Wietfeldt October 11, 2017 at 10:55 am - Reply

    My 4 year old says he would like to learn everything the brain does 😊

  40. Marsha M October 11, 2017 at 8:28 am - Reply

    I would like to learn about brain development.

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  43. Debbie kern October 11, 2017 at 7:20 am - Reply

    I want earn more about the memory process

  44. Debbie kern October 11, 2017 at 7:11 am - Reply

    I want to learn more about how we remember things

  45. Hannah October 10, 2017 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    I want to learn more about neurons and dendrites with my kids!

  46. Hannah October 10, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

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  47. Kristen October 10, 2017 at 8:22 pm - Reply

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  48. Kristen October 10, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I want to learn about memory.

  49. Sarah S October 10, 2017 at 7:36 pm - Reply

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  50. Sarah S October 10, 2017 at 7:36 pm - Reply

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  51. Sarah S October 10, 2017 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    My 3 kiddos were curious as to what the inside of a brain looks like and why.

  52. Laura Henderson October 10, 2017 at 4:41 pm - Reply

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  54. Laura Henderson October 10, 2017 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Very interesting! Would love to learn more!

  55. Robin October 10, 2017 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Since I know next to nothing about the human brain, I want to learn it ALL.

  56. Erin S. October 10, 2017 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I asked my kiddos, and they want to know how the human brain works.

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