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Artechouse DC partnered with the Society for Neuroscience allowing visitors to walk through a neuron—the “thinking cells” of the brain—and witness first-hand the beauty of one of science’s greatest mysteries: the human brain.
We were invited to a sneak peek of this exciting new exhibit and are excited to share the experience with you. Go to the bottom to enter our Giveaway for your chance to win 4 tickets Life of a Neuron at Artechouse DC.
Life of a Neuron brings artists and scientists together for a groundbreaking collaboration to explore how the brain shapes the shared human experience. Through collaboration with the Society for Neuroscience and the world’s leading scientists and creatives, this immersive exhibit will allow us to experience a neuron—from pre-birth to death—providing an experiential view of life at a cellular level.
about artechouse dc
Artechouse is the nation’s first innovative digital art destination with locations in Washington, DC, New York City and Miami Beach. Artechouse offers everything from immersive art spaces to an extended reality (XR) mobile app designed for curiosity-seekers of all ages to experience creative innovation without limits.
Artechouse has become a premier destination, both online and offline, for genre-pushing, technology-driven art. The Washington DC location is located between the National Mall and The Wharf DC on Maryland Ave SW.
Life of a Neuron
The collaboration with the Society for Neuroscience has empowered artists and scientists to push boundaries and tell the story of our neurons through technology-based art. We love when art and science facilitate new understandings of our world. This exhibit was a magnificent example of interconnected art and science really are.
Life of a Neuron explores how the brain shapes the universal human experience and will open to the public on September 27, 2021.
Life of a Neuron has taken the immersive art experience to a whole new level incorporating the floor in the main gallery. It is very difficult to describe the experience of the main gallery. We stood standing in the middle as neurons moved, fired and morphed all around us. It was so immersive, there were times we felt as if we were moving.
In Life of a Neuron, visitors explore the beauty of the science and walk away with a profound reminder that humans across the globe share the basic building blocks of existence. Fifty years of research by the Society for Neuroscience were used to bring neuroscience principles to life illustrating how our minds function.
The main gallery follows the life cycle of a Hero Neuron from life to death. The visual representation of the different stages and functions are combined with audio cues that indicate what part of the cycle the visitor is experiencing. Hearing the audio cues while seeing the internal neurological activity connects our experiences in the world to what is happening inside our bodies.
Our kids enjoyed the main gallery experience, although the audio of the experience was a little loud for them at times. If you or any of your family members are sensitive to strong lighting effects and loud sounds we do not recommend this exhibit. Due to the intensity of this exhibit we recommend for elementary school age and up, but as always use your own discretion since no one knows what is best for your family better than you do.
The other installations include how electrical signals travel to the brain and how dopamine neurons control addiction. Life of a Neuron features installations from multidisciplinary artists from around the globe including Synthestruct, Akiko Yamashita, fuse*, Gil Castro, Maurice Benayoun, Alvaro Cassinelli, and Server Demirtas.
It is often so abstract to think about how our bodies work at the cellular level that the concepts are lost on children. This immersive and 3D experience was able to demonstrate what happens inside their bodies in a way they could grasp. This exhibit would make an amazing field trip for families, school groups or homeschoolers.
artechouse ticket GIVEAWAY
For your chance to win a 4 tickets to visit Artechouse DC Life of a Neuron, enter your information below (Limited to one entry per email). Tickets are redeemable for Monday-Friday visits during the first month of the exhibit (Sept 27-Oct 27). A winner will be randomly selected on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 7 p.m. EST. The winner will have 10 hours to claim their prize before another winner is randomly selected. Follow us @theadvfam so you don’t miss out on more of our exciting upcoming giveaways, reviews and family fun!
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Open daily 10AM – 10PM
Last session begins at 9pm
Sessions are every 30 minutes and last for 60 minutes so be sure to arrive on time.
Children (4-15): $17
Children (under 4): Free
Students & Seniors (65+): $20
Military & First Responders: $20
Weekday Family Pack: $75 (2 adults, 2 children)
Family Days are Back!
STEAM Family Days are back for a limited time. As usual, Artechouse is dedicating this special promotion to families. Family Days are every Tuesday and Wednesday all day. Families that book through this link will receive special pricing and an activity guide inspired by the exhibit Life of a Neuron. Through this limited offer all tickets are $17 and Family Packages are $60. **Offer not valid the week of thanksgiving**