Temporary Exhibitions

Eat Well, Play Well and Moneyville: Now Open!

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Eat Well, Play Well: What’s in the food we eat? Are fruits and vegetables important? Can everyday activities burn calories? Families, children and school groups will find the answers by exploring nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well. This highly interactive, hands-on exhibit encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and the importance of staying active. Eat Well, Play Well demonstrates what an appropriate serving size looks like, what it takes to burn off calories, how to test flexibility and balance, what the latest clinical research says, and how to reduce the risk of disease with healthy choices! Recommended ages: 5 – 12.

Download the Eat Well, Play Well learning log to reinforce what you learn while exploring the exhibit.

Moneyville: Money isn’t just about dollars and cents. The ancient Aztecs used chocolate for money, and Yap Islanders used 500-lb. stones! So what is money and how does it work? Now families, adults, and children can explore the history, science, math, and economics behind money in Moneyville. This new, highly interactive traveling exhibition uses the familiar and fascinating subject of money to build math skills and promote economic literacy in a fun, immersive environment.