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May 11, 2018 06:12 PM

New Exhibit At Washington Pavilion

With the school year nearing its end this new exhibit is offering the chance for your child to keep learning all year long. 

"We are tackling and talking about health," Stacy Wrightsman with Sanford Health said. 

Wrightsman says it's never too early to begin teaching kids about the importance of their health.

"You can't start too young talking about your body and your health and things that we can do every day, choices that we make every day to impact our health," Wrightsman said.

Rose Ann Hofland with the Washington Pavilion says having an exhibit highlighting health topics for kids is essential. 

"Gives kids a chance to explore in a very hands on play based way, medical professions, biology, genetics. Everything that goes into what makes up our human body and how we keep it healthy," Hofland said. 

An infant and toddler space is included in the new exhibit, providing an area designed to encourage movement and provide visual, auditory, cognitive and tactile stimulation. 

"To be able to provide an area for infants and toddlers to have really unique play that really encourages them to explore in a small motor way, some large motor experiences for them," Hofland said. 

And there's no shortage of activities to make your child feel like they're in play med school, lab coats included. 

"Things like analyzing your finger prints or identifying different medical professions, these are things that I think are really impactful for all ages," Hofland said. 

Staff at the Pavilion say while there are many activities, they find most of the kids inside the ambulance exhibit.

"They love to be able to get in and explore on that side of things," Hofland said. 

"The health of our community, the health of you and me... about 70 percent of it is based on the choices that we make and so I think that's very important to be talking about that and starting that conversation," Wrightsman said. 

Hofland says free admission will be offered on every first Friday of the month.

 

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