Today’s column is sponsored by the letters S and B.
S is for SCIENCE. B is for BODY. And the Orlando Science Center, along with the beloved characters from the world’s best-known children’s program, is proud to bring you Sesame Street Presents: The Body.
Now open and running at Orlando Science Center through January 5, 2014, this traveling exhibit is a multimedia learning experience that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Elmo, Big Bird and a host of other Muppets come to life amid interactive learning experiences for a variety of developmental levels in three fun zones.
What neat things can hands do? Shadow animals, for one! — Photo courtesy of Orlando Science Center
“Your Insides” explores things your body does that no one sees! Visit the “Count’s Count the Organs” to learn about your inner-workings’ locations and functions with a musical backdrop. “Oscar’s Sneeze Machine” explains the process of this comical, if necessary, phenomenon, culminating with a whopper of an AH-CHOO from a giant schnoz!
Giant hanky, anyone? Behold the glory of the Sneeze Machine - your kids sure will — Photo courtesy of Orlando Science Center
“Your Outsides” helps kids identify their body parts and explore all the energetic means to use them! Puzzles, games, puppets and even a video game starring Bert and Ernie give hands and arms, legs and feet all kinds of reasons to wiggle and move.
What goes on in your belly? Kids learn about digestion and more in the "Your Insides" education zone — Photo courtesy of Orlando Science Center
In “Staying Healthy,” visitors learn about what’s going on in their bodies all the time – whether they’re playing or sleeping – and how good food choices and exercise help us keep our bodies working the way they’re supposed to. Ernie and his Rubber Ducky teach hygiene, Mr. Hooper’s Store and Baby Bear’s Mini-Mart set the stage for good nutrition and Rosita’s Locomotion exhibit explains the basics of how exercise keeps your heart – and all your other muscles – strong!
Sesame Street Presents: The Body is included with admission to OSC ($19 for adults; $13 for kids 3-11) along with all the other wonderful exhibits, films and live programming the center has to offer.