Eat Well, Play Well at The Health Museum this summer

Photo Courtesy of The Health Museum

Just in time for summer, The Health Museum unveils its latest exhibit, Eat Well, Play Well, featuring 22 engaging and interactive areas for kids, on display from Saturday, May 16 to Monday, September 7, 2015.

Test your flexibility and balance, learn about veggie power, take the calorie quiz and much more as The Health Museum debuts its latest interactive exhibit. The nearly 2,000-square-foot hands-on exhibit appeals to children and their families by exploring healthy ways to snack, play and be active.

Eat Well, Play Well features 22 interactive areas with both Spanish and English information all highlighting interesting and fun facts about food and exercise.

At the eye-opening “Sizing Up Servings” area, visitors are challenged to match recommended serving sizes to everyday objects. “Eat A Rainbow” teaches us that it’s important to eat fruits and vegetables from each color group. At “Fuel Your Body,” visitors choose from a variety of breakfast foods to fuel their car and then “race” their car against another based on nutritional fuel intake.

“Sports Nutrition Food:  Fact & Fiction” teaches how energy drinks and protein bars are advertised as necessary for performance, but participants learn about unhealthy ingredients that negatively affect the body.

In “Calories In, Calories Out,” visitors choose a from different foods, healthy or unhealthy and then have to pedal a hand cycle for the indicated time required to burn off the calories from junk food compared with healthier choices.

Eat Well, Play Well at The Health Museum

  • Date: Saturday, May 16 to Monday, September 7, 2015
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, Noon to 5pm; closed Mondays
  • Location: 1515 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX 77004
  • Phone: 713-521-1515
  • Admission: $9 for age 13 and up; $7 for kids ages 3 to 12; free for kids 2 and under
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