Brain at Play

Fast Facts


Brain at Play is a new traveling exhibit in development by OMSI through NIH/SEPA grant 1R25OD023738-01. Information will be added here as it becomes available.

1,500 sq. ft. gallery space required.

Exhibit available for rental beginning fall 2022.

Square Footage 
In development
Health and Life Science
Immersive Experiences
Problem Solving

Bicultural & bilingual English/Spanish

Teaches about healthy neurodevelopment in early childhood

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

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The exhibition and programs will focus on current research on the developing brain, up to age 5, and will reach an audience of adult caregivers of young children and their families, with a special emphasis on Latino families. 

The project will foster better public understanding of early brain development, and enhanced awareness and confidence in caregivers to use play to enrich their children’s experiences and support healthy brain development.

1,500 sq. ft. gallery space required

Exhibit available for rental beginning fall 2022.

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

Virtual Tour


Estimated tour launch timeframe

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 Floor Plan

COMING 2021 - This sample floor plan gives you an idea of how Brain at Play 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!

We're here to help you create experiences that will inspire audiences. Allow us to introduce ourselves!

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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 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.