Eat Well, Play Well - Opens May 25
What is in the food we eat? Are fruits and vegetables
important? Can everyday activities burn calories? Families,
children and school groups will find the answers to these
questions by exploring nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play
It's all about the science behind what we eat and how we play!
These highly interactive exhibit stations encourage healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover that there are many fun and interesting ways to stay active. Discover what an appropriate serving size looks like, see firsthand what it takes to burn off calories, and test your flexibility and balance!
Some featured stations include:
Step right up and test out your balancing skills.
Calories In, Calories Out
In this full-body interactive, visitors compare how long it takes to burn off the calories of various snacks.
Sizing up Servings
In this challenging game, visitors attempt to guess the correct serving sizes for various foods by matchingthem to everyday objects.
Is stretching that important? The answer is YES! Visitors can take the classic sit and reach test to determine their flexibility level and compare it to a graph of other average scores to see where they rank.
EAT WELL, PLAY WELL was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Touch: The Science & Health of the Human Skin - In Development
Touch is being developed in partnership with the American Academy of Dermatology and will be a 3,000 sq. ft. traveling exhibit that highlights the physiology, function, pathology, and sociology of human skin in a series of fun, engaging and educational exhibits. Learn what “type” of skin you have and how it reacts to the environment around you, the pathology and treatment of skin cancer, the art and sociology of tattoos and adornment, and watch a cut heal in super fast time on a giant hand.
*Exhibit dates subject to change