Museum of Chinese in America Announces Health-Focused Exhibit for Kids

Museum of Chinese in America Announces Health-Focused Exhibit for Kids

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An interactive mini exhibit is coming to Lower Manhattan in the new year to help teach children how to lead healthy lives.
     

Use a pulse meter to measure your heart rate and see how exercise impacts your heart, learn about food groups and making healthy decisions by shopping in the Green Foods Market, or practice brushing and flossing a larger-than-life model of a mouth. These are all activities you can do in the Museum of Chinese in America’s upcoming mini exhibit, Healthyville®.

MOCA is teaming up with Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT, to bring the Healthyville mini exhibit to New York City. The mini exhibit is designed to teach kindergarten through fifth-grade students and their families about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle through nutrition, safety, fitness, and hygiene using interactive displays, impactful messages, and more than 15 hands-on activities.

The Museum of Chinese in America complements the exhibit with bilingual learning, and while the mini exhibit is on display, MOCA will offer a series of related events, public programs, family programs, walking tours, and gallery tours.

"MOCA is excited to partner with Stepping Stones to broaden MOCA's educational offerings," said MOCA President Nancy Yao Maasbach in a press release about the mini exhibit. "As a complement to our current exhibit Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy, Healthyville provides an interactive learning experience to help address the need for greater understanding around nutrition, exercise, and healthy habits."

Made possible by the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Leglislature, Healthyville will be on display at Museum of Chinese in America Jan. 5-March 26, 2017. During the run of the mini exhibit, admission to the museum will be $10; $5 for students, seniors, and children ages 2 and older; and free for MOCA members and Cool Culture families.

    
Main image: The larger-than-life mouth allows children to practice proper brushing and flossing techniques.
Courtesy Stepping Stones Museum for Children


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