How It Works

The Burns & McDonnell Battle of the Brains is back!

Through this educational competition, your school can earn a piece of a $155,000 grant for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, just by designing the next great exhibit for Kansas City’s Science Center, Science City.

Science City and the Burns & McDonnell Foundation have partnered over the years to ensure an exciting educational experience at Science City. Now, they’re giving kids a chance to do the same. With Battle of the Brains, you could see your ideas come to life in one of the country’s best science centers and earn a significant grant for your school.

We know STEM-related ideas have the potential to change the world. How will you make an impact? The best exhibits rely on thinking big. Dream, discover and create…and show us what you’ve got!