Open House: Kids Neuroscience Centre at Government House

29 January 2019


Kids Neuroscience Centre were delighted to attend the Government House Open Day last Saturday, when the “Castle by the Harbour” was open for exploration. More than 3000 people took up the offer from the Governor, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley, and his wife Linda, to

Enjoy Government House and discover more about some of the wonderful community organisations it is our privilege to be patrons of.

As one of these groups, staff from the Centre took the opportunity to talk to visitors about their research, which has helped over 4000 families affected by common and rare brain, nerve and muscle disorders.

Dr Leigh Waddell with young aspiring scientist wearing a lab coat and safety goggles

As well as the sunny weather and beautiful surrounds, researchers also enjoyed meeting several aspiring young scientists, who could learn more about neuroscience through the models and equipment at the stall. 

It was a great day out and fantastic to meet so many people wanting to learn more about science and how it can change lives for the better, said Dr Leigh Waddell.

“It’s very rewarding to be able to share what we do with the community and we are very grateful to The Governor and Mrs Hurley for the opportunity, and for their long-standing patronage and support of our work.”