Where: At-Bristol, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5DB
£: Admission costs £13.30 for Adults, £8.50 for children, £11.10 for concessions and £37.60 for families.
What is it?
Volunteer experts from the Bristol Neuroscience group at the University of Bristol will be working alongside At-Bristol’s red-shirted Live Science Team in Live Lab; visitors will be able to get hands-on by making a model brain cell, drawing a swimming cap brain map, and even investigating a real pig’s brain.
It’s also a fantastic chance to talk to local researchers and neuroscientists as they invite visitors to pick their brains and find out just what goes on inside our own heads. Families and school students will be able to quiz neuroscientists, play with giant brain models, as well as pitting their own brain speeds against some of the brainiest in the business.
Dr David Turk, spokesperson for Bristol Neuroscience said: “It’s great to be working with At-Bristol to encourage children to engage with science and explain its relevance to everyday life and how we function as humans. There will be lots of experts on hand to talk to about all things brain-related, from diseases such as dementia and depression to the research we are doing to help develop new treatments. By teaching children about how the brain works we are teaching them how they work.”
More info: www.at-bristol.org.uk