My family and I went to the opening of the new exhibit, The Brain, on Saturday the 14th. The crowds were already lining up around the block when we got there at 9am. We were among the first 500 people admitted for free to the museum.
As I am sure is the case every weekend, the place became overwhelmed fairly quickly with a lot of families. It was a fun place for the children, but a bit crazy trying to keep track of everyone. The new brain exhibit was fantastic, although the museum could probably have learned (and applied) lessons from its current displays to design a more user-friendly space.
Many of the exhibits were crowded, with narrow corridors, which caused a big back-up. Perhaps the most interesting parts of the brain exhibit were nearly impossible to get through. There's a dark room where kids can climb through a "neural network." It's a fascinating part of the exhibit, but the room is badly lit and extremely crowded, which means it ends up feeling like a disco in a closet with parents shouting their children's names as the kids clamber around above their heads.
This museum is well worth a visit, but just be prepared for the crush of people.
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