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
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