Scott Family Amazeum Hosts Healthy Amazing Me
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (April 8, 2016) On Sun., April 17, from 1-5 pm, the Scott Family Amazeum will host Healthy Amazing Me, a child-focused wellness event, sponsored by Arkansas Childrens Hospital.
Healthy Amazing Me is not your typical health fair, said Molly Rawn, director of development and communications for the Scott Family Amazeum. Our goal is to help our young guests be comfortable talking about their own health and to feel empowered to make healthy choices.
Activities featured during Healthy Amazing Me include:
- Teddy bear clinic: bring a doll, teddy bear or other stuffed companion to learn more about. Find us on the second floor.
- Smile Shoppe dental wellness cart: Professionals from Smile Shoppe Pediatric Dentistry will be here to demonstrate proper brushing technique. Found in the lobby.
- Car seat safety check: (Weather permitting) Certified professionals will be here to check that car seats are properly installed and fitted. The child using the seat should be present. Located in the loading zone south of the main entrance.
- Eye and brain dissections: Ever wonder what an eye and brain really look like? Our friends from University of Arkansas Department of Biological Sciences will be back and assisting guests with exploring eyes and brains. Studio Showcase, adjacent to the Art Studio
- Fruit makey-makey: Did you know you can build a piano from fruit and vegetables? You can, and well show you how in the 3M Tinkering Hub. The 3M Tinkering Hub is for guests 7 years old and up.
- Dance for Health: Kaleidoscope Dance will help kids get groovin and movin. Dance yourself silly in Learning Loft A, on the second floor.
Watch for other activities to pop-up in the museum throughout the day.
Daily admission at the Scott Family Amazeum is $9.50 per person over 2 years old. There is no additional charge for Healthy Amazing Me thanks to Arkansas Childrens Hospital. No advanced registration is required.
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About the Scott Family Amazeum
The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children and families in Northwest Arkansas. Located at the intersection of J Street and Museum Way in Bentonville, the Amazeum experiences include a climbable tree canopy, indoor cave, and nearly one acre of outdoor space. For more information about the museum, visit amazeum.org.
About Arkansas Childrens Hospital
Arkansas Childrens Hospital (ACH) is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas and one of the largest in the United States serving children from birth to age 21. Over the past century, ACH has grown from a small orphanage in Little Rock to a statewide network of care that includes an expansive pediatric teaching hospital and research institute, as well as regional clinics in several counties. ACH also reaches children across the state and nation through a range of telemedicine capabilities that ensures every child has access to the best care available, regardless of location or resources. The hospitals campus in Little Rock spans 36 city blocks and houses 359 beds, a staff of 500 physicians, 80 residents in pediatrics and pediatric specialties and more than 4,000 employees. Arkansas Children's Hospital Northwest, a new campus under development in Springdale will bring 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that region. A private nonprofit, ACH boasts an internationally renowned reputation for medical breakthroughs and intensive treatments, unique surgical procedures and forward-thinking research all dedicated to fulfilling its mission of championing children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow. For more info, visit archildrens.org.