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Bacterial art, sheep brains, and a fish race: highlights from our Science Saturday festival

On May 5, for the fifth year in a row, more than a thousand people attended Science Saturday, Rockefeller’s annual science festival for kids. Presented by RockEDU Science Outreach and the Parents & Science initiative, the event included nearly 40 hands-on experiments and interactive demonstrations led by more than 145 scientists from Rockefeller and neighboring institutions.

Special talks geared toward youngsters were given by neuroscientists Daniel Kronauer, the Stanley S. and Sydney R. Shuman Associate Professor, and Vanessa Ruta, the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Associate Professor. There were also “Tours of Technology” enabling visitors to observe and experience the cutting-edge tools and resources used by Rockefeller scientists.

As part of the university’s community outreach efforts, complimentary tickets were offered to under-resourced middle schools in New York City.

See photos from the event below, watch videos of the talks given by Kronauer and Ruta, and follow Rockefeller’s Science Outreach program on Twitter and Facebook to learn about upcoming events.