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Brain Awareness Weekend

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  • Mar. 21, 2020 through Mar. 22, 2020, Saturday and Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • free with museum admission ($23; $13 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2)

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.

About The American Museum of Natural History

200 Central Park W.

Upper West Side, NY

212-769-5100

  • Standard hours: Daily, 10am-5:45pm
  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: Yes
  • Bring food: Yes
  • Buy food: Yes
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
  • Family bathroom: Yes

  • The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

    The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.






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