May 23 to August 31, 2012
What is in the food we eat?
Are fruits and vegetables important?
Can everyday activities burn calories?
How can families get healthier together?
Families and children will find the answers to these questions and more by exploring the “Eat Well, Play Well” Traveling Exhibit. This highly interactive exhibit encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover there are many fun and interesting ways to stay active. Visitors to this 500 square foot exhibit, on the Museum’s 2nd floor, discover what an appropriate serving size looks like, see firsthand what it takes to burn off calories, test their flexibility and balance, review the latest research and realize that they can reduce their risk of disease with healthy choices that are within their reach! The exhibit includes six interactive exhibit stations with informational signage in English and Spanish.
Museum visitors are encouraged to help local families eat well and play well by donating non-perishable food items, to be given to local food pantries. Items can be put in the grocery cart inside the Museum’s entrance.
The Children’s Museum is also seeking financial support for this traveling exhibit. Tax-deductible contributions can be made by mail, in person, or online at giveagiggle.org. Donors of $100+, by June 1, will be recognized on a banner to be proudly displayed in the Museum during the “Eat Well Play Well” exhibit’s visit.