Brain Awareness Week at NMHM

Brain Awareness Day 2022

Brain Awareness Week: March 14-20, 2022

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. Every March, partners around the world host imaginative activities in their communities sharing the wonders of the brain and the impact brain science has on our everyday lives.

NMHM has one of the largest neuroanatomical collections of its kind in the world and shares the wonders of the brain through educational programs and exhibits. Since 2000, NMHM has hosted BAW programs for the public to instill a sense of excitement about neuroscience and STEM careers, while bringing awareness and understanding of current research to our audiences.

Staff from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Audiology Clinic introduce students to the auditory system and lead through a demonstration on how the vestibular system affects balance on March 18, 2016, during Brain Awareness Week.
Students step inside the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Drunken Brain exhibit on March 16, 2016, during NMHM's Brain Awareness Week. Students learned about some of the unique effects of alcohol on the brain.

This year, NMHM will celebrate BAW virtually:

Check out our social media channels @medicalmuseum during Brain Awareness Week to learn more about the brain. We will highlight our collections as well as our partners who have participated in BAW programs in the past.

For more information, click here or email


Past Brain Awareness Week

2019 Brain Awareness Week Visitors Experience Interactive Presentations about Neuroscience