The Health Museum – March Events

March 8, 2011 by  
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Explore the Life of a Raindrop, Get to Know Your Heart and Find a Healthier You

The Health Museum <> promises a variety of experiences for the entire family this season. Visitors can take a tour through the Water’s Extreme Journey maze exhibit, on display at the museum now through May 8, and try to stay clean as you navigate the path our water takes on its way to the ocean. This maze simulates the experience of a raindrop on a journey through mountains, streams and even backyards where every day decisions impact water’s chance of staying clean and reaching the healthy ocean.

While investigating winding pathways, visitors are challenged to navigate through pollutants originating from agriculture, development, litter and our homes. Will the farm they pass by be organic? Did their neighbor pour leftover paint down the drain? This fully interactive maze experience engages visitors through play, scientific inquiry, art and action, illuminating human impacts great and small while teaching how to contribute to healthy, safe water in the local community and beyond. Visitors can help protect the Clean Water Act through this exhibit by writing a letter or drawing a picture to send to state representatives. Letters and pictures completed at the museum will be sent after the exhibit closes in May.

From March 14 – 19 is this year’s Health & Wellness Expo, sponsored by Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. The whole family can participate in games and crafts, explore healthy topics at family science stations, find out about healthy snacks and practice new moves during fitness demonstrations. Adults can also take part in a variety of medical screenings and pick up information at health and wellness booths. New this year, Expo days will have themes such as Get Fit!, Don’t Fill Up, Fuel Up! and more.

On Thursday, March 17, 6 – 8 p.m. as part of the Expo, The UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center will also present UT Brain Night. Check out hands-on, brain-y activities, learn about how the brain controls the body, see brain models and ask doctors everything you want to know about the brain. Admission to UT Brain Night is free to the public.

From March 26 – April 3, Nanodays takes over the museum. This nationwide event features hands-on activities, special science shows and cart demonstrations. Each day focuses on new activities all about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future.

Families can also take part in Family Science Workshops all season long. The Sunday workshops, held April 4, give parent and child teams a chance to examine some of the body’s most important organs up close during an educator-led presentation.

Museum visitors can find out more about all of these events and the Water’s Extreme Journey exhibit on our website,

Special discounts and offers are also available on our website and through our Facebook page at

The Health Museum is a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center and is located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District at 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004. Recent additions to the museum include You: The Exhibit, a highly interactive look at the physical, psychological and future you, and the McGovern 4D Theater, Houston’s only 4D theater, where 3D films and environmental effects like wind, rain, fog and lightning combine to create a memorable experience.

Hours for the museum are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is open for Free Family Thursday from 2 – 5 p.m. General Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 3-12 and senior adults. Museum members and children two years of age and under are admitted free. Group discount rates and school field trip information are available by calling 713-521-1515, ext. 121. For information about the museum or its programs, please call 713-521-1515 or visit

Water’s Extreme Journey was created by world renowned marine life artist Wyland and Seattle-based Minotaur Mazes.

Minotaur Mazes is a Seattle based company that travels around the world to create interactive and educational exhibits for adults and children alike. With each new exhibit, we strive to foster curiosity, empathy, personal and global responsibility as we seek not simply to educate, but to transform the world and those who share it.

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