Windows into the brain
The museum and its active laboratory will attract, inspire, and empower people of all ages and backgrounds to engage actively in neuroscience research. Such an unprecedented level of
participation will create a better understanding of the brain and promote a more balanced perspective on how mental health issues affect our society.
Visitors will have the opportunity to view exhibits, attend informative lectures, and interact with neuroscientists as they conduct research on Alzheimer’s and other diseases of the brain utilizing cutting edge neuroimaging technologies.
A stage for San Diego’s biotechnology industry and academic research
Exhibits and public lectures in collaboration with local scientists and entrepreneurs will promote San Diego as a hub for scientific discovery and innovation, reaching not only county residents, but also the millions of visitors who travel to San Diego for business, conventions, and tourism.
The pioneering establishment of brain science and neurotechnology in downtown San Diego will catalyze a larger urban cluster of biomedical and biotech ventures, creating new business opportunities, attracting a diverse workforce, and extending the industry’s positive impact locally, nationally, and internationally.
A bridge to careers in science and technology
The Brain Observatory labs will provide students of diverse socio-economic backgrounds with the training, experience, and motivation necessary to explore higher education job and opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Our planned educational and training programs will serve students and individuals from all communities, affording them the level of technological and intellectual resources that they would find on the most prestigious university campuses.