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Wonder Years

Ever wonder what's going on in a baby's brain?

Wonder YearsNow open in the Human Body Gallery

Why are experiences an important part of development? What do children learn before kindergarten? Big things are happening in young children's brains and bodies! Wonder Years is a new permanent exhibition that invites you to see the world through the eyes of the child you once were. Find out what happens in early development, including some things that babies can do better than adults! Explore how young children learn from the world around them, and how scientists learn about children's development.

Wonder Years also features community programs to help us consider what early childhood science means to us and our youngest citizens. Join the conversation and discuss the importance of our youngest years.

Wonder Years is included with museum admission.

Science Live: Wonder Brain
The human brain is an organ of endless wonder, and so much of this wonder happens when children are young. Explore how young brain development impacts us all. This Science Live program, performed daily on the Atrium Stage, is great for adults.