The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) opened a new exhibit this weekend, Brain: The World Inside Your Head. Brain literally takes you inside the head to probe the geography of a giant brain and stand in the midst of the brain’s constant electrical brainstorm as thoughts and sensations are generated. Way too cool.


This fascinating exhibit for all ages provides a hands on and up close look at the human body’s most essential and fascinating organ by exploring its development, geography and function.

Entering the exhibit, you'll walk through a shimmering tunnel of flashing fiber-optics that illuminates networks of neurons firing and communicating. From this beginning, Brain invites guests deeper into the brain to discover its basic workings. Trace this brain’s development from infancy through old age, learn the evolution of scientists’ understanding of the brain’s physiology and study the re-created skull of Phineas Gage — a man who survived after his brain was pierced by a metal rod.

This traveling exhibit employs innovative special effects, 3-D reproductions, virtual reality, hands-on learning activities and interactive technology to delve into the inner workings of the brain, including its processes, potentials and mysteries.

Admission to Brain: The World Inside Your Head will be FREE with general admission. Brain will be located on the Museum’s second floor and run now to January 7, 2018.

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