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Online pre-registration remains open until approximately one week prior to competition. This year, pre-registration will close on February 2nd 2024. 


Same-day/walk-in registration is also available starting at 10:30am on the day of the Bee. 

Participants wishing to attend the tours should be signed in prior to 11:00am. Students wishing to participate in only the competition portion of the Iowa Brain Bee must be on-site and signed-in by 1:00pm

Registering for the Iowa Brain Bee is free. Competition is open for high school students in grades 9 - 12.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you or your student are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Neuroscience Graduate Program in advance at


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