CORVALLIS - The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area will bring the popular “Brain: The World Inside Your Head” exhibit to Corvallis Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 1-3.

Corvallis schoolchildren will participate in guided field trips of the exhibit during the school day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday night, the community is invited to a free family science night from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will be set up in the mini-theater at Corvallis High School.

Highlights of the exhibit include interactive science activities exploring the wonders of neuroscience, such as an EEG measurement station, a colossal brain and Mind Flex Duel – an activity through which visitors can move a ball using their brain waves.

The spectrUM Discovery Area travels the state with a mobile science center featuring a variety of themed interactive science exhibits. Since 2007, spectrUM has traveled exhibits and educators to more than 20 counties and all seven Montana American Indian reservations.

“We travel hands-on science around the state, transforming gymnasiums and cafeterias into powerful science learning centers that help inspire Montana’s next generation of scientists, health care providers, engineers and visionaries,” said Holly Truitt, spectrUM co-director.

The project is powered by the Jane S. Herman Foundation.

Those who can’t visit the exhibition in Corvallis can visit the spectrUM Discovery Area in its new location at 218 E. Front St. in Missoula. Public hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission costs $3.50 per person.

For more information call spectrUM Outreach Coordinator Hannah Motl at 406-243-4828 or email hannah.motl@umontana.edu. Teachers interested in booking a field trip or having spectrUM come to their school can call 406-728-STEM or visit http://www.spectrum.umt.edu.

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