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Hands-On Demonstrations

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.

June Hands-On Demonstration

Life: How do we find it?

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

Have we found life on Mars? Discover how scientists search for life on other planets. Through family friendly, interactive experimentation, you will learn about the field of astrobiology and re-evaluate the definition of "life." Recreate an experiment from the Mars Viking Landers spacecraft expedition of 1976!

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.