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Museum Hosts “This is Your Brain” Dance for Adults Friday April 19th

April 1st, 2019

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Want a great way to rejuvenate after a long work week? Unwind, relax, hit the dance floor, and learn about what dancing does to your brain at the This is your Brain on Dance happening Friday, April 19th at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science from 6-10:30 p.m.

“In addition to just being a fun-filled way to start your weekend, this dance offers a little more,” said Museum Executive Director Margie Marino. “This is your Brain on Dance event supports our traveling exhibition Brain: The Inside Story which runs through June 23. You can learn about the positive effects dance has on your brain.“

According to an October 2013 article in Psychology Today by Christopher Bergland https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201310/why-is-dancing-so-good-your-brain, “Dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance by blending cerebral and cognitive thought processes with muscle memory and ‘proprioception’ held in the cerebellum. Through regular aerobic training that incorporates some type of dance at least once a week anyone can maximize his or her brain function.”

This is a 21+ event (bring your ID). Tickets are $15 at the door ($10 for museum members and dance club members). There will be a cash bar, a DJ, a dance demonstration, TED Talks in the planetarium, a food truck, and a farewell celebration for our T-Rex, Stan.

 

About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, through the generous support of donors.

Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits, and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibitions, programs and workshops in Geoscience, including Paleontology and Mineralogy, Bioscience and Space Science. It is the Southwest’s largest repository for fossils and includes a Planetarium and a large format 3D DynaTheater.

1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800.  Open seven days a week 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. , closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Events, news releases and images about activities at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and other divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.

 

 

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