New Exhibits Explore the Science of Health and Wellness

October 23, 2018


BENTONVILLE, Ark. (October 22, 2018) — Explore healthy choices and learn about the systems of the human body in two new exhibits at the Scott Family Amazeum opening to the public on Saturday, October 27, at noon. 

What is in the food we eat? Are fruits and vegetables important? Can everyday activities burn calories? Guests will find the answers to these questions by exploring nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well, an engaging and educational science exhibit. This hands-on exhibit appeals to children and their families and features text in English and Spanish.

Eat Well, Play Well encourages healthy living by teaching children and adults the science of making healthy food choices and discovering the many fun and interesting ways to stay active. Guests learn what an appropriate serving size looks like, see firsthand what it takes to burn off calories, test flexibility and balance, review the latest clinical research and realize that they can reduce their risk of disease with healthy choices.

Eat Well, Play Well features nine interactive areas. At the eye-opening “Sizing Up Servings” area, visitors are challenged to match appropriate serving sizes to everyday objects. “Calories In, Calories Out” has visitors pedal a hand cycle and then choose from five different foods. The visitor learns that it takes a lot of exercise to burn off the calories from junk food compared with healthier choices and that in order to maintain a healthy weight, calories in and calories out have to balance. By the end of Eat Well, Play Well visitors realize that healthy choices are within their reach.

The experiences in Magnificent Me complement those in Eat Well, Play Well through an interactive look at the systems of the human body. All the healthy food and exercise is only effective if the body’s systems are working properly to turn food into energy. Find out how body systems function and how lifestyle choices support proper functioning of respiratory, digestive, skeletal, and muscular systems of the body in Magnificent Me

A special members-only preview of these exhibits runs from 9:00 am to noon on Saturday, October 27. Members should reserve a time at


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About the Scott Family Amazeum

The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum featuring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities for families. Located at the intersection of J Street and Museum Way in Bentonville, the Amazeum experiences include a climbable tree canopy, indoor cave, the 3M Tinkering Hub, Hershey’s Lab, Nickelodeon PlayLab, the Market sponsored by Walmart and nearly one acre of outdoor space. For more information about the museum, visit


EAT WELL, PLAY WELL is produced and toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Administrative Supplement from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).