I took the kids to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science last week to experience Exhibition Health. It’s a fabulous display, enthralling for both kids (school-age) and adults alike. I found out cool things like the fact that my stride length is 3 feet 2 inches and my wingspan is 5 feet 10.5 inches (which matches my somewhat generously measured height).
There were dozens of fascinating stops, but I’ll share just a few.
To learn about the respiratory system, kids got to watch a dissection of the lungs of a sheep. I was afraid my children would be squeamish, but instead they were right in there, asking tons of questions and poking around.
There were long lines for the pièce de résistance, a photo booth that ages you up to 70 years. You can choose to also see a projection of your aging with one of three factors: smoking, sun damage, or the effects of obesity. The idea is that kids may not forsake smoking for health reasons, but they might for vanity reasons.
Would you like to see Tessa and Reed in another 6+ decades? These are the BIG shockers for me.
P.S. We were told not to smile. Now, get off our lawn, you young whippersnappers!
See the cool stuff my classmates are showing and telling over at Mel’s Show & Tell.