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Brain Fair

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Brain Fair 2020 has been canceled. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021.

The Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences at the University of New England has created an annual Brain Fair to engage the local community in brain exploration. The goal of the fair is to promote interest in STEM disciplines (neuroscience in particular) within the greater community. Students, staff, and faculty develop neuroscience-related hands-on activities and experiments for the general public, resulting in a science museum-like experience for the local community. Last year, more than 600 people attended the fair, and there were more than 70 volunteers. The fair is held in celebration of Brain Awareness Week. All activities are free and open to the public. 

Fair events include ice skating, free helmet fittings and giveaways, concussion information hands-on microscopy exhibits, sheep brain and eyeball dissections, brain health and wellness information, optical illusions brain games, virtual reality demos, muscle stimulation, neuroscience art, learning and memory challenges, brain crafts, prizes, and much more! 

For questions about UNE's Brain Fair, email Jennifer Malon.

All participants are required to sign a waiver (PDF) before entering the fair. Children under 18 are required to have a waiver signed (PDF) by a parent or gradient.

Brain Fair

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Past Events

2019 Brain Fair

2019 brain fair poster


2017 brain fair poster

View moments from previous Brain Fairs

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