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Saturday Science

A young visitor learns about the brains of humans and other animals at a Saturday Science in February 2017 (Credit: Michael DiVito/Columbia University).

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

We invite families and community groups to join scientists in the Zuckerman Institute’s Education Lab, located at 609 W 129th St. Explore the workings of the brain with us through hands-on activities and unique scientific resources. Our activities and demonstrations are designed to be engaging and informative, and as launching points for further exploration, reflection and discovery.

Saturday Science events are held monthly through the school year. Themes and materials change each month to incorporate the wide ranging topics in neuroscience and the latest discoveries coming from Zuckerman Institute labs. Students attending Saturday Science events receive a passport, and are encouraged to collect stamps for participation in events throughout the year.

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

Saturday Science wrapped up a successful spring semester. Thanks to all who joined us! Check back in August for announcements about dates and themes for the fall.

Saturday Science is brought to you by Columbia's Zuckerman Institute in partnership with BioBusColumbia University Neuroscience Outreach, and Columbia Neuroscience Society.


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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.