Brain Fair

graphic for the u n e center for excellence in neuroscience brain fair depicting a graphic of a brain on a laptop screen

Brain Fair e-Library

Created by UNE neuroscientists in recognition of Brain Awareness Week, our e-Library Brain Fair is a virtual science-themed library that contains e-books on topics like senses, brain anatomy, your brain and exercise, cells of the brain, and more. The books have links to videos and hands-on activities and are geared towards two different grade ranges, K–3 and 4–8. 

Held annually in the third week of March, Brain Awareness Week focuses on the need for brain research, brings awareness to brain and nervous system disorders, and promotes the wonders of the brain. A special thanks goes out to the city of Biddeford and Mayor Casavant for proclaiming March 15–21, 2021, Brain Awareness Week.

Visit the Brain Fair e-Library website

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About UNE's Brain Fair

The Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences at the University of New England created the annual Brain Fair to engage the local community in brain exploration. The fair promotes interest in STEM disciplines — neuroscience in particular — within the greater community. Students, professional 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 more.

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

2018 Brain Fair Highlights

Past Events

4:00 pm
Harold Alfond Forum
Biddeford Campus
4:00 pm
Harold Alfond Forum
Biddeford Campus
5:00 pm
Jennifer Malon
Biddeford Campus

View moments from previous Brain Fairs


Directions to UNE


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