For 70 years, our biomedical innovations have transformed the way people around the world protect their wellbeing and improve their health. Help us celebrate our accomplishments and learn about discoveries on the horizon. Join us for:

  • Hands-on science activities for kids
  • Information on our summer 2023 education programs for high school and college students
  • Talks with our scientists on their latest discoveries about Alzheimer's disease, mental illness, heart health, COVID-19 and more
  • Games, music, art and food trucks!

Limited parking is available.

See the full schedule and register.



Presentations in HMRI auditorium

11:15 am to 11:55 am

Artist Talk with Heather Carisch
Ms. Carisch is an American artist currently living and working in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been included in numerous museum exhibitions across the country including the Museum of Fine Arts in Brownsville, Texas (2017); The Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana (2011 and 2010); The Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana (2007); and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minnesota (2007 and 1997). Her training includes studying at the prestigious SACI school of Art in Florence, Italy, as well as studying with the world-renowned glassblower Dale Chihuly and installation artist Donald Lipski.

12:15 pm

Update on Long COVID Research
Presented by Kimberly A. Shriner, MD, HMRI Visiting Scientist, and Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD, HMRI Chief Science Officer and Chair and Scientific Director of Cardiovascular Research. Learn about HMRI's cardiovascular research.

1:00 pm

Progress in Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease
Presented by Xianhong Arakaki, MD, PhD, Head of Cognition and Brain Integration Laboratory at HMRI, and Alfred N. Fonteh, PhD, Head of Biomarkers and Neuro-disease Mechanism Lab at HMRI. Learn about HMRI's neurosciences research.

2:00 pm

Update on Vaping Research
Presented by Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD, HMRI Chief Science Officer and Chair and Scientific Director of Cardiovascular Research. Learn about HMRI's cardiovascular research.

Activities taking place throughout the day

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Information on Summer 2023 Education Programs
Join Nicole Purcell, PhD, Scientific Director of Education Programs, and Carlos Aguirre, PhD, Director of Education Programs, on the second floor of the HMRI building to learn about HMRI's free Summer 2023 Education Programs for high school students in science, math, technology and engineering (STEM) and hear about the summer undergraduate research fellowship program.

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Art by Marion Stiebel Siciliano
View the installation of Marion Stiebel Siciliano's abstract art donated to HMRI and on loan from the Skirball Cultural Center.

Marion Stiebel Siciliano was a self-taught painter and a philanthropist. She was involved in a variety of civic causes which included serving as a board member of the Center for Law in the Public Interest and the Economic Resources Corp./Watts Industrial Park, a nonprofit devoted to stimulating minority businesses and job growth in South Los Angeles.

Descended from a prominent Austrian Jewish banking family, Siciliano was born in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1924. Her family fled Germany in 1938, eventually settling in Boston. After earning a bachelor's degree from Simmons College in Boston, she worked in Washington, D.C. In 1947 she married Rocco Siciliano, a Georgetown law school graduate who later held positions in the Eisenhower and Nixon administrations. She began painting in 1969, and the couple moved to Beverly Hills in 1971.

Fifty-five years after fleeing Germany, she returned to Berlin as a guest of the German government to show her paintings at Berlin's historic Rotes Rathaus. She passed away in 2011 at her Beverly Hills home at the age of 86.

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Art by Heather Carisch
View art by Heather Carisch representing the heart-brain connection. Attend her 11:15 am Artist Talk in the auditorium. See description of Artist Talk above for Carisch's biography.

11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Science Activities in Tent; Ages 5 through 11
Children 5 through 11 years old are welcome at any time in the outdoor science activity tent. However, an adult must register children in advance so HMRI can prepare enough materials for all!

11:30 am to 3:00 pm

Science Laboratory Activities; Ages 12 through 15
Activities in our STEM laboratory for students 12 through 15 years old take place every half hour and last 30 minutes. An adult must register participants in advance as space is limited.

11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Food Trucks in the HMRI Parking Lot
Jones Coffee Hot Beverages; Food Trucks/TBD (until 1:30 pm); more information to come!

Program subject to change.


If you have any questions about registering for the open house, please email or call 626.795.4343.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Your information (asterisks indicate required information):

I would like to register my child(ren) between ages 5 and 15 for science activities (space is limited):

Drop in anytime between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.

STEM lab activities begin at 11:30am and take place every half hour and last 30 minutes.