Registration for the 2024 Brain Bee is now open! The deadline to register is February 10th, 2024 at 11:59pm.
To participate in the Los Angeles Brain Bee, please fill out this registration form.

Competition Format

The first portion of the competition will be an exam based on various neuroscience topics. The top 9 scorers will proceed to the next stage, where they will be expected to answer questions live in a game board-style Q&A. The second stage is open for public viewing. The responses will be scored by a panel of judges, and one winner will proceed to the USA National Brain Bee competition. We will send further details to registered participants at a later date.

Additional Activities

In addition to our competition, we will also be holding a variety of demonstrations and presentations by students and faculty at UCLA and USC, an open Q&A panel for students and parents, and a guest lecture by our keynote speaker.


Only students ages 14-18 by the date of the competitions may compete. This year, we are open to all students in the United States; however, please take note that no student is allowed to participate in more than one Local Brain Bee each school year, and students are only allowed to compete in the International Brain Bee Championship once. The competition will take place live, thus students must be able to attend the live competition in Pacific Standard Time on Saturday, February 24th.