Alegremente | Happy Brain

Fast Facts


Alegremente | Happy Brain: Celebrating early connections is a new traveling exhibit in development by OMSI through NIH/SEPA grant 1R25OD023738-01. Information will be added here as it becomes available.

Exhibit available for rental beginning fall 2022.

Square Footage 
1,500 sq. ft.
Health and Life Science
Immersive Experiences
Problem Solving

$30K / 3 months + inbound shipping


Bicultural & bilingual Spanish/English

Teaches about healthy neurodevelopment in early childhood

Informs and empowers adult caregivers to enrich their children’s early learning experiences

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Alegremente | Happy Brain: Celebrating early connections visitors celebrate early connections together in a whimsical forest full of families of all kinds, both human and animal!

Each interactive in Alegremente | Happy Brain: Celebrating early connections is designed to engage young children and their caregivers. Kids play and adults learn about how simple, everyday interactions build social-emotional, language, cognitive, and motor skills. Caregivers explore alongside their children, discovering they’re equipped with everything they need to support early brain development and build healthy connections with 0-6 year-olds.  

Interactive samples:

In “Everybody Dance Now,” adults and children dance together while CGI animals from the forest setting mirror their movements. Occasional brief messages encourage caregivers to be Brain Builders with simple calls to action. Mirrors and a soft floor surface make the space developmentally appropriate for 0- to 2-year-olds in addition to children as old as 6. Simple handheld musical instruments extend sensory and interactive appeal.

Building Connections” encourages children and adults to play together on a tilt table rolling balls back and forth on a surface representing brain cell connections. The surface lights up along the paths of balls to call attention to the act of connection between children and their caregivers, and between neurons. Paths and neurons light up more and more as balls roll over again, and simple messages along the lighted paths highlight the brain-building value of serve-and-return.

Exhibit available for rental beginning fall 2022.

Contact OMSI's Traveling Exhibits Services at or 503-797-4628.

Virtual Tour

Exhibit logo

Sample exhibit graphics



Tour launch!

School Resources

Educator Guide

COMING 2021 - A collection of PDFs and guides for museum staff and teachers to expand on the educational content of the exhibit, including in-classroom experiments and activities for your museum floor.

Museum Resources

Exhibit Description One Sheet

A printable one sheet about Alegremente | Happy Brain

Exhibit Floor Plan

COMING 2021 - This sample floor plan gives you an idea of how Alegremente | Happy Brain will look in your gallery space.

Media Resources

Marketing Kit

COMING 2021 - All the logos, images, and assets you need to properly market the exhibit, promote sponsors, and get guests excited about their visit!

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The goal of the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program is to invest in educational activities, including interactive digital media resources, that complement or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. 

The exhibit is being produced and will be toured by OMSI with through award ID R25OD023738-01.

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Brain Institute is dedicated to understanding, healing, and protecting the brain through cutting-edge research, outstanding patient care, innovative public education, and training of future neuroscience leaders for Oregon and the world.

A global program of the Bezos Family Foundation, Vroom helps parents boost their child's learning during the time they already spend together. Vroom meets parents where they are, through the people they already trust and the places they already go. Our goal is to share the science of early brain development in creative ways so all children have the chance to become thriving adults.