The W.O.N.D.E.R. Center

The W.O.N.D.E.R. Center

The Walton Optimal Neurological Discovery Education and Research Center

An exploration of the original supercomputer – the human brain – The W.O.N.D.E.R. Center is one our permanent galleries. If you’ve ever wondered about the brain, here’s your chance to examine its anatomy, neuroscience, development and thought.

  • Examine our touchable brain model. It simulates the size, weight, and texture of a real brain!
  • Compare different types of animal brains and see an actual human one in the Brain Museum.
  • View live brain surgeries. Interact with doctors through two-way communication and see videos of prior surgeries in the Neuro Theater brought to you by Barrow Neurological Institute.

Additional resources for families and educators provided by the National Institute of Mental Health: