Public Programs at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

Connecting communities to brain science, health and education.

Science and community come together at Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. We are delighted to call Manhattanville home and eager to share with our neighbors the challenge and excitement of learning more about how our minds and brains work.

The ground floor of the Greene Science Center, open to all, will be a neighborhood-based resource for brain science education. Through a series of stimulating events throughout the year, we bring the latest thinking in brain science out of our labs and into the world. Our programs are designed to be both educational and fun, including free public lectures given by Nobel laureates and hands-on activities for learners of all ages in our Education Lab.

The ground floor will also house a community Wellness Center offering stroke awareness trainings, mental health resources and free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings.

Our programs make the resources of a world-class research university available to a wider audience. Join us in exploring the wonders of the brain. You never know what you might discover about the brain, and about yourself.

New programs are in development, so please check back soon. We invite community organizations, schools and other groups based in the local area to contact us to discuss partnership opportunities.

Above: A young child sees a brain up close at the 2015 Community Brain Expo (credit: Eileen Barroso).



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