The Mid-America Science Museum, 500 Mid-America Blvd., will feature its first Heart Health Month in February with various activities, interactive exhibits for children and teens and heart health programs for adults.
“Part of the Museum’s mission is to encourage lifelong science education through exhibits and interactive programs,” Executive Director Diane LaFollette said in a press release. “This event is for all ages and is about learning how our bodies work, which is integral to developing healthy lifestyles.”
The museum joins other organizations across the country to promote heart health awareness in February by offering hands-on activities and one-on-one interactions with cardiac professionals, according to the release.
Throughout the day, every Saturday in February, Museum visitors can discover:
• A heart valve anatomy discovery station.
• Discovery station on the impact of exercise on heart health.
• DIY stethoscopes and other heart-related activities in the Tinkering Studio.
In addition to the Saturday activities, the museum will organize special events on certain days.
Friday, February 4 will be Wear Red Day. “As a special kickoff to Heart Health Month, guests are encouraged to join staff in wearing red all day in support of National Wear Red Day, which celebrates heart disease prevention and awareness. heart disease, especially in women,” the statement read.
Saturday, February 12 will be Valentine’s Day. Activities in the Tinkering Studio include making Valentine’s Day paper circuit boards, and there will be a special Selfie Booth with a Valentine’s Day/Heart Health message.
Heart Health Month activities are included with general admission. Admission for adults is $12; for children 3 to 12 years old, $10; and for seniors 65 and older, teachers, and the military, $11.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit http://www.midamericamuseum.org or call 501-767-3461. The museum is following CDC guidelines for masks and social distancing.