Flex your muscles

Bruin Allies for Duchenne

Learn about muscle biology, function, and what happens when muscle is unhealthy and fatigued.

Grip strength: measures force output of grip strength and visitors will do ~15-30 second workout with grip tool and re-assess their maximum force to get as a lesson of muscle fatigue.

Microscope: visualize healthy and dystrophic muscle from lab mice under the microscope. Will learn characteristic differences between normal and dystrophic muscle.

Robotic claw: electrodes will be placed on arm and upon contracting those signals will get relayed to the circuit board and to the claw to open or close. Will learn about how signals allow muscles to contract.

Cup stacking: Activity to stack cups and get times with and without wrist weights to understand that some muscle diseases result in poor mobility and dexterity where simple activities such as stacking cups may be extremely difficult.

Age Range

Elementary School (ages 4 - 11), Middle School (ages 12 - 14), High School (ages 15 - 18),


Science, Chemistry & Biology


Biology, Biomedicine, Medicine,

Days scheduled


Start time End time Location
09:00 16:30 Show Floor