Thanks to a $900,000 gift to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium from Quantum Foundation, the Science Center has unveiled plans to build the nation’s most advanced exhibit on the human brain.
The $2.4 million, 2,500-square-foot permanent exhibit, scheduled to open in early 2019, will be the culmination of partnerships with Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute, Quantum Foundation, Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute of Florida, the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation and Palm Healthcare Foundation.
“We are excited to see researchers from all of these great organizations collaborating so effectively and it shows that all of them are motivated by the desire to give back to their community by communicating about their work in ways we all will understand,” said Lew Crampton, Science Center president and CEO.
“A Journey Through the Human Brain” will comprise an entire new west wing of the Science Center and encompass four galleries.
A Brain Sciences room will highlight advances neuroscientists in South Florida are making in unraveling aspects of brain development, including preventing and treating disorders such as addiction, depression, autism, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.
A total of $2.2 million has been raised toward a final goal of $2.4 million.
The South Florida Science Center is located at 4801 Dreher Trail N. in West Palm Beach. For more information on the Science Center, visit its website here.
Pictured above: This rendering shows what visitors can expect when the $2.4 million, 2,500-square-foot permanent exhibit, “A Journey Through the Human Brain,” opens in early 2019 at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. Rendering courtesy of South Florida Science Center