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Hands-On Demonstrations

April Hands-On Demonstration

Cockroach Neuroscience

Saturdays at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM*

(No demonstrations on April 16, 29, 30)

Have you heard about the cool neurobiology research at the U-M?  Join us to learn about bug brains and witness neuroscience in action!  Start by exploring a neuron and learn how billions of them work together to help your brain communicate with your body.  Discover how they send signals via electricity and then witness this first-hand by “bioamplifying” nerve impulses from cockroaches.Hands-on demonstrations are 20-30 minute interactive programs on the 2nd floor of the Museum.​ ​They include both brief presentations highlighting University research and engaging hands-on activities, and are suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up.

May Hands-On Demonstration

Cockroach Neuroscience

Saturdays at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM*

(No demonstrations on May 27 or May 28)

Have you heard about the cool neurobiology research at the U-M?  Join us to learn about bug brains and witness neuroscience in action!  Start by exploring a neuron and learn how billions of them work together to help your brain communicate with your body.  Discover how they send signals via electricity and then witness this first-hand by “bioamplifying” nerve impulses from cockroaches.Hands-on demonstrations are 20-30 minute interactive programs on the 2nd floor of the Museum.​ ​They include both brief presentations highlighting University research and engaging hands-on activities, and are suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up.