What is in the food we eat? Are fruits and vegetables important? Can everyday activities burn calories? Visitors to the Terre Haute Children's Museum will find the answers to these questions and more by exploring nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well, an engaging and educational science exhibit opening at the Museum on May 17.
The hands-on exhibit, which is visiting the Museum thanks to the generosity of Terre Haute Regional Hospital, encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover many fun and interesting ways to stay active. Visitors will 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 clinical research and realize that they can reduce their risk of disease with healthy choices. As they interact with the exhibit, guests will quickly learn that healthy choices are within their reach.
Eat Well, Play Well will be on display at the Museum through Sept. 7, and at various times during the exhibit's stay, Terre Haute Regional Hospital staff will visit the Museum to present guests with information and activities that will reinforce some of the concepts being taught in the exhibit.
"Terre Haute Regional Hospital is committed to playing an active role in promoting health, wellness and safety, and we are especially passionate about giving kids the tools they need to make healthy choices," said Mary Ann Conroy, Chief Executive Officer at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. "We're thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Children's Museum to bring Eat Well, Play Well to our community. By giving kids fun, hands-on ways to learn about fitness and nutrition, we can help them develop healthy habits that will carry into adulthood."
The Terre Haute Children's Museum is a nonprofit institution dedicated to enriching our children's lives through the exploration of science and technology. The Museum, 727 Wabash Ave., is located at the corner of 8th Street and Wabash Avenue in downtown Terre Haute. Museum admission is $7 for adults and children age 2 and older. Admission is free for members of the Terre Haute Children's Museum and children under 24 months. Families who participate in qualifying assistance programs can enroll in the Access Pass program, which allows them to visit the Museum for just $1 per family member per visit. To learn more about this program, visit thchildrensmuseum.com/accesspass. For more information, visit www.thchildrensmuseum.com, email
, or call 812-235-5548. You can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/terrehautechildrensmuseum, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/thcmuseum, and check out our Pinterest page at pinterest.com/thcm.
Located at 3901 South 7th St. in Terre Haute, Terre Haute Regional Hospital is a 278-bed community-based hospital. The hospital offers the latest expertise and technology in areas including emergency services, cardiology, outpatient imaging, and surgery. For more information about Terre Haute Regional Hospital, call 812-232-0021 or visit RegionalHospital.com.