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Explore the body’s most fascinating organ with Brain: The World Inside Your Head

January 21, 2020

A new exciting exhibition opening February 1, 2020, at the Fleet Science Center.

San Diego, CA— Get ready for a hands-on and up-close look at the human body’s most essential organ with Brain: The World Inside Your Head. Making its way to the Fleet Science Center on February 1, 2020, this fascinating exhibition explores the mechanics and mystique of the brain.

Was Einstein’s brain bigger? What brain disorder afflicted Abraham Lincoln? Is there a fine line between genius and mental illness? Separate facts from myths in this intriguing exhibition. Designed to appeal to audiences of all ages, Brain: The World Inside Your Head 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.

In Brain: The World Inside Your Head, visitors walk into a shimmering tunnel, the midst of a functioning human brain, where flashing fiber-optics illuminate networks of neurons firing and communicating. Next, a gallery of animal brains prompts basic questions: How is our brain the same as those of other animals? How are we different?

From this dynamic beginning, visitors dive deeper into the brain to discover its basic workings and how all brain function begins with neurons and synapses, electricity and chemistry.

Brain: The World Inside Your Head invites visitors to explore the revitalizing nature of sleep and the process of individual brain development. A look back through history demonstrates the evolution of the brain and the bizarre story of Phineas Gage, which is followed by a look into today’s amazing brain imaging technologies.

In this exhibition, visitors also explore the relationship between depression and creativity, how drugs work in the brain and the nature of pain. Along the special journey, visitors encounter the future of brain treatments in a new era of genome mapping and molecular medicine and delve into the most mysterious aspect of brain investigations and the nature of consciousness. By the end of this interactive adventure, visitors will enjoy a new appreciation of the most fascinating organ, the brain. 

Brain: The World Inside Your Head will be at the Fleet Science Center from February 1 through April 26, 2020. This exhibition is included with admission to the science center.

Brain: The World Inside Your Head is made possible by Pfizer Inc, and was produced by Evergreen Exhibitions of San Antonio, Texas, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health.

This exhibition is generously sponsored in part by The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.

For more information on Brain: The World Inside Your Head, visit www.fleetscience.org/exhibitions/brain.


About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.

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