"If I only had a brain," said the Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz. Kidzeum of Health and Science has been without a brain too. Thanks to a $50,000 donation from the doctors of Springfield Clinic's Neurology and Neurological Surgery Departments, an interactive brain will be one of the 100 engagements that exist within the Healthy Body Gallery.
"The Healthy Body Gallery at Kidzeum will be a fun and interactive way for kids to learn about their bodies," said Dr. David Gelber, specialist in neurology at Springfield Clinic. "We're especially excited to sponsor the brain exhibit so they can understand the importance of the central nervous system and ways to maintain its health."
The Interactive Brain Exhibit will be located within the 40-foot tall, 3-story child that makes up the Healthy Body Gallery. A spine climb will allow visitors to climb inside the exhibit to experience how the brain works, and how to keep it healthy through proper nutrition, sleep and safety measures.
"Kidzeum is extremely grateful to Springfield Clinic and the doctors of its Neurology and Neurological Surgery Departments for supporting the Interactive Brain. Increasing a child's knowledge of how the brain functions combined with an opportunity to climb and exercise in a safe environment is an exciting prospect to parents and their children," said Kidzeum Board President, Rachael Thomson.
Springfield Clinic's team of experienced neurologists, surgeons and their staff provide care to patients with problems involving the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. They believe strongly in a team approach to patient care and work collaboratively with their colleagues in the field of neurology, orthopedic spine, pain management, and physical and chiropractic therapy. Springfield Clinic's neurologists and surgeons utilize the latest advances in medical science to deliver exceptional medical care ranging from acute neurological interventions to the management of chronic neurological conditions.
The Future Home of the Kidzeum of Health and Science in Downtown
Springfield on Adams Street across from Cafe' Moxo
Construction updates for our new home on Adams Street in downown Springfield, Illinois and Grand Opening Ceremony information will be coming soon!
Remember Kidzeum of Health and Science in your giving plans!
A gift to Kidzeum is fully tax-deductible and will help to establish the premier children's museum in Illinois dedicated to teaching children about health and science through discovery and play. By investing in Kidzeum, you will be investing in the health and well-being of your children and the community.
Click here to make a safe and secure online donation. You will be a part of a community that understands the need for a children's museum to help children and their families have a place to spend precious time together, while learning and discovering important health concepts to improve their quality of lives.