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Saturday Science

Nurturing a love of science at a monthly event for families and community groups

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Nurturing a love of science at a monthly event for families and community groups
 

Saturday Science is a hands-on brain science event series for students, families and local community groups hosted by the Zuckerman Institute in partnership with BioBus and Columbia University scientists and students. Events run approximately monthly throughout the school year and are themed to reflect the wide range of topics and discoveries in neuroscience. Children of all ages are invited to participate in engaging and informative activities to learn about the mind and its mysteries.
 

Students, families, and community groups are invited to join scientists at the Zuckerman Institute to explore the workings of the brain through hand-on activities and unique scientific resources. Activities and demonstrations are designed to be engaging and informative, and as launching points for further exploration, reflection, and discovery.
 

Events are free and open to the public. Content is geared toward middle school students, but learners of all ages are welcome.

 

Spring 2024 Dates

February 24, 1-4PM: Emotions on the Mind

March 23, 1-4PM: Seeing Past the Senses

April 20, 1-4PM: Science and the City

June 8, 1-4PM: Visit the Education Lab & BioBus mobile lab during Manhattanville Community Day.
 

 

Come find us at the Manhattanville Community Day on June 8. Our Education Lab will be open, and the BioBus Mobile Lab will be parked on 129th Street. All are welcome for a free, fun-filled celebration of community, which will include our colleagues at The Forum, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia School of Business, Lenfest Center for the Arts, and a myriad of community partners.

 

Please note that there was an error in some of the promotional materials we distributed. Manhattanville Community Day will be held on June 8. There will be no event on June 20.

 

Questions?
Email us at [email protected]

 

Saturday Science is brought to you by the Zuckerman Institute in partnership with BioBus and Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach. We are grateful for the generous support of Apple Bank and the NSF AI Institute for Artificial and Natural Intelligence (ARNI).



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Videos About Saturday Science

Build-A-Neuron

In the first Saturday Science: Home Edition video graduate student Abby shows you how to make your very own neuron out of pipe cleaners and beads!

Seeing Double

In the second Saturday Science: Home Edition video graduate student Risa shows you how to make your very own thaumotrope or “wonder spinner”!

Brain Hats

In the third Saturday Science: Home Edition video graduate student Nick shows you how to make your very own brain hat!

Saturday Science Home Addition: Test Your Touch

Saturday Science Home Addition: Synapse Toss

Saturday Science Home Addition: Sneaky Sense

Community Events and Programs at Manhattanville

Manhattanville welcomed families on campus to explore their curiosity and creativity

Nurturing Future Scientists

The Zuckerman Institute’s Education Lab on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus hosts a variety of hands-on brain science programs for people of all ages in the local community.

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