Franklin Institute Explains How “Your Brain” Ticks in New Exhibit
The newest addition to the Franklin Institute aims to challenge and explain the way we experience the world around us. Set to open in June, the 53,000-square-foot “Your Brain” exhibit is slated to be the largest of its kind in the country dedicated to our noggin. Complete with an 18-foot climbable wall of neural webbing, the exhibit aims to turn the complexities of the brain and nervous system into a fun and educational experience for visitors young and old.
Inside the interactive — sometimes trippy — space, visitors will gain a clearer picture about why we think the way we do. Perception will be challenged in angled and upside-down rooms, and through distorted audio and visuals with “missing colors.” Optical illusions will demonstrate how manipulating objects can trick the mind. In one section, guests will walk along a tiny hallway splashed with images meant to evoke joy, fear, or anxiety, shining light on how the brain influences mood.
The space also includes a learning center and additional area for traveling exhibits, including the upcoming “Circus: Science Under the Big Top” and “101 Inventions That Changed the World.” The whole shebang will open to the public on June 14th. For more information, go here.