Columbia University in the City of New York

Mar 1 –
Mar 30 2023
Science Fair

Brain Awareness Week 2023

A Global Celebration of the Brain

March 1st – March 30th,


Held every year in March, Brain Awareness Week is an international campaign to boost public awareness about brain research and celebrate the wonders of the mind and brain. There’s no better place to get up close and personal with the three-pound marvel in your head than at Columbia University. Working with science and education partners throughout New York, Columbia hosts and organizes a variety of Brain Awareness Week events for curious folks of all ages.

For the whole month of March, we will explore a wide range of topics. Middle- and high-school students can learn about the brain at our STEM Starters workshop. Public talks for adults will showcase the connections between art and the brain. And kids get their feet moving and their brain cells firing at family-friendly events in Morningside Heights, Manhattanville and Harlem.

Each year, we invite our neighbors to join us for these free public events featuring head-scratching lectures and mind-boggling activities for every age. The world-renowned research in brain science happening at Columbia University is advancing our understanding of how the brain works. March is your chance to learn about the latest discoveries. Check out featured Brain Awareness Week events below, and click here to view all our events.


March 1 - Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach (CUNO) Late Night Science

Open House & Lab Tour welcoming the community to learn about research and labs at the Zuckerman Institute

Location: Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Education Lab (1st Floor)

Time: 6-9pm

March 16 - Clarisa

Film screening and panel discussion

Location: Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Lecture Hall (9th Floor)

Time: 5-7pm

March 25 - Saturday Science: The Mind in Bloom

Monthly event series for kids of all ages to explore the working of the brain through hand-on activities

Location: Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Education Lab (1st Floor)

Time: 1-4pm

March 30 - Music on the Brain: Mind, Body, & Soul

Jazz performance and dialogue with jazz saxophonist T.K. Blue Zuckerman Institute neuroscientist Rachel Frazer.

Location: National Jazz Museum in Harlem

Time: 7-8pm


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