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Explore How the Brain Works at N.Y. Hall of Science Exhibit

Brain Power
The New York Hall of Science's latest exhibition "Brain: The World Inside Your Head" explores how and why the brain works. Through innovative special effects, 3-D reproductions, virtual reality, hands-on learning activities and interactive technology, visitors can delve into the processes, potential and mysteries of the brain.

Activities for kids include:Brain Games Demo - Explore the workings of the brain with mind-bending games. Daily at 11:30am, 12:30, 2 and 3pm.

Sheep's Brain Dissection - Learn how the brain works through this dissection and then make a mini-human brain model to take home. Weekends at 2 and 3pm for ages 6 and up. ($3 material fee).

A Conversation with Koko - Watch a video of Koko, a gorilla who understands spoken English and uses sign language to communicate. Saturdays at 12:30 and 2pm.

Brain Cabaret - Find out how the brain works in this hilarious sketch comedy filled with music and laughter. Weekends at 2:30 and 3:30pm. ($2).

Brain Noodles - Learn about the brain by decorating a brain map to wear on your head. Weekends at 1pm. Ages 3-6. ($2)

Optical Illusions - Make-it and Take-it Activities - Fool your brain with a Magic Box, Zoetrope or 3-D Puzzle. Weekends - Noon-4:30pm. ($2-$2.50).

Unless stated all activities are for all ages and free with museum admission: $7.50 adults, $5 children ages 5 and up, $2.50 ages 2-4. Hours: 9:30am-2pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30am-5pm Thursdays and Fridays and noon-5pm on weekends.

The New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St. at 48th Ave.
Flushing Meadows. Queens.
718-699-0005.

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