Thursday, October 21, 2010 - New Exhibit Powerful You! Presented by Broward Health to Open November 12, 2010 at Museum of Discovery and Science

Ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on November 12, 2010

Fort Lauderdale - South Florida families are invited to learn about the importance of health, the human body and the technology used by health professionals to keep you healthy when the new, interactive Powerful You! exhibit, presented by Broward Health, opens November 12, 2010 at the Museum of Discovery and Science. During opening weekend on November 13 & 14, guests can try their hand at the da Vinci Surgical Robot, meet Broward Health medical experts, learn about human organs and more!

Powerful You! is a new permanent exhibit that features four exciting zones - Powerful You, Powerful Pulse, Powerful Team and The Cutting Edge - that highlight the amazing miracle of your body and the tools used by health professionals to keep you healthy. 

“This project underscores our commitment to health education and a healthier community,” said Frank Nask, president/CEO of Broward Health. “The exhibit will be available for many years to come and will benefit community members of all ages. We are excited about the opening and our partnership with the Museum.”

The human body is a wonderfully complex mechanism that is built to be active. Powerful You features interactive exhibits that will test your strength, brain function and overall body performance.  Discover how your body continually changes throughout your lifetime, what measures you can take to prevent or reduce the risk of injury while being active and how modern medical science and technology can rehabilitate and maintain the body after an injury.

The heart is the most important muscle in the body and it must be exercised and taken care of to ensure proper function.  Powerful Pulse explores heart anatomy and function, different types of heart procedures, heart health and nutrition, and heart disease and prevention.  Learn the anatomy of the heart, ways to prevent and treat heart disease, how your diet impacts heart health and how the heart’s main operating systems function. 

Powerful Team highlights the entire team of medical experts needed to maintain a healthy body and provide care in the event of a medical emergency.  Take a test drive in the DUI simulator, learn the timeline of the “golden hour” and trauma care, recognize emergency conditions, tour an ambulance and discover different types of career opportunities in the health care system.

As science and technology continually develop new tools and solutions for the benefit of human health, Broward Health hospitals remain up to date as they utilize some of the most innovative equipment and technology in the medical field.  The Cutting Edge explores the medical technology featured at Broward Health, medical imaging, cancer and treatment, physical therapy and prosthetics.  Find out how robotic surgery is being used, become familiar with the CyberKnife and get the facts about the 128 Slice CT Scanner.

Ribbon Cutting and Exhibit Opens - November 12, 2010; Official ribbon cutting and opening at 10:30 am. Media are invited to attend/cover.

Opening Weekend Activities - November 13 & 14, 2010
•Broward Health Mammovan - Saturday, November 13 ONLY 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors can tour the Mammovan to find out how easy it is to get a mammogram done. The van will be parked in the bus loop.
•Kids Safety Shows featuring Starsky - 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Starsky, the mascot of the Broward Health Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, will appear throughout the day and put on some fun shows that teach children about safety and wellness.
•Doctor In The House
Throughout the opening weekend of Powerful You!, Broward Health medical experts will be in the exhibit area to answer your questions.
•Powerful You! Tour - 12:30 p.m.
Take a guided tour of our newest permanent exhibit to learn about the amazing human body and the health professionals that keep you healthy.
•Human Organs Show - 2:30 p.m.
Learn about the organs in the human body in this fun demonstration. Follow food as it journeys through the digestive system and talk about the circulation of blood and oxygen through the lungs, heart arteries and veins.
•BC Surf and Sport - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Join the gang from BC Surf and Sport to learn about staying active by surfing. Check out different boards and surfing styles while learning about a great aerobic workout. And then test your own skills on Powerful You’s “Hang Ten” balance test.
•Green Wave Café - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy tasty samples from the Green Wave Café and explore how a vegan diet even just a few days a week can keep you healthy and give you more energy.
•Yoga Warehouse - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Join Yoga Warehouse for lessons on how to get more flexible and powerful with simple yoga poses for the whole family to attempt. Be sure to ask about their classes for kids!
•NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Pediatrics Club - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Meet this group of dedicated medical students to learn about health screenings and how to use the tools of doctors.
•Vision Screenings - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Vision screenings with Dr. Miller and blood pressure checks
•Packing Healthy Lunches Nutrition Demo - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn how to give your body and brain the boost it needs to excel in school by packing a healthy lunch.
•Warm Up and Work Out – 1:30 p.m.
Broward Health athletic trainers will get you started with a warm up that will prepare your body for a workout including aerobic exercises and free dance.
•Human GrossOut Show - 3:30 p.m.
Learn about snot, poop, pee, vomit, sweat, bad breath and ear wax in this interactive live show. Yeeuck!
•Discover Your Senses Lab - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
•Human Body Mural - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
•Coloring Station and Story Time in The Discovery Center
-Story Time at 3:15 p.m.

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

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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings. General Admission prices are $16 for adults; $15 for seniors; $12 for children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one 45-minute IMAX 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