The Brain at Museum at Prairie Fire


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On Monday we visited the Museum at Prairie Fire for the newest exhibition, Brain: The Inside Story. The exhibit opened with a colorful tangle of wires that mimicked neurons and synapses. There was a short film that described the various facets of the brain such as senses, emotions and thoughts, and then the kids were off and exploring all the wonderful hands on sections. This particular exhibit was full of brain games and interactive displays that kept the kids interested and occupied. Favorites included the inverted Mona Lisa made out of spools, the neuron simulator, and the “build a brain” table.

We also visited the Discovery Room, where the kids busied themselves exploring all the cabinets of curiosities, building a dragonfly and a dinosaur skeleton, digging for fossils in the fossil pit, trying out games and playing in the game corner, visiting the animals, and on and on. As always, the kids would have happily spent longer in the Discovery Room!

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A visual of neurons and synapses

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Mona Lisa in thread spools, inverted

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Viewing the Mona Lisa through the glass ball turns the image right side up

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A neuron simulator

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Building a brain

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One of the brain teaser games

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Exploring the cabinets in the Discovery Room

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Shells in the cabinet drawers

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Digging for fossils

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Building a dinosaur skull

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Trying out an ancient Egyptian game


1 comment for “The Brain at Museum at Prairie Fire

  1. April 26, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    We had a great time w/ you all! So fun seeing new faces and the ones we look forward to at events.
    Thanks Carrie for setting this up!

    The Brown Family

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