Monday, January 26, 2009
Broward Health and Museum of Discovery and Science Partner to Develop Health Exhibit
Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Museum of Discovery and Science and Broward Health have just announced their collaboration in the development of an exciting new 5,000 square foot health exhibit. The new exhibit is part of the Museum’s expansion and renovation plan, and will open in approximately two years.
Kim Cavendish, President/CEO of the Museum, said, “We are grateful that Broward Health has committed to this very innovative partnership that will produce a major asset for the community in terms of health education. My team and I are excited to be able to work with Broward Health to assure that this exhibit will be both exciting and relevant to the community we serve.”
The health exhibit will focus on the importance of making healthy choices and living a healthy life. Visitors to the new health exhibit will be able to explore the human body, cutting-edge health care technology, the newest innovations in health care services and procedures, and the role Broward Health and health care practitioners play in the community.
"Broward Health's mission is to provide quality care to all we serve. That certainly means providing the best possible medical care for our community. It also means teaching people how to stay healthy," said Frank Nask, President/CEO of Broward Health. "We're excited to partner with the Museum of Discovery and Science to teach kids how to form healthy habits that will last a lifetime."
Experiences in the new health exhibit will be highly interactive within themed exhibit areas. Features will include:
•Engaging, interactive exhibits promoting physical fitness with friendly competition among visitors and highlighting sports medicine
•Brain teasing activities to explore the anatomy and function of the brain
•Exploring emerging technology such as virtual and robotic surgery and MRI
•Interactive nutrition learning activities for children, including heart health
•Reaction time exhibits showing the effects of substance abuse and an “aging machine” to show the effects of smoking
•Exhibits on emergency medicine and the importance of acting fast
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 450,000 visitors annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Broward Health, Sun-Sentinel and Wachovia.
The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from to , and Sunday from to with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings. General Admission prices are $15 for adults; $14 for seniors; $12 for children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to Museum exhibits and one 45-minute IMAXÒ film. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit our web site at www.mods.org
ABOUT BROWARD HEALTH
Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the top ten public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Foundation and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit www.BrowardHealth.org.