Yesterday the kids and I scored some FREE admission vouchers for the Halle Heart Children’s Museum. How did we do this? We have been spending a lot of time at our local library this summer taking advantage of all the FREE summer activities they have and we noticed a Culture Pass for this new museum we had never been to. We checked out the culture passes and voila! a free afternoon of learning and fun at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum! (admission is only $5 if you aren’t able to get free passes, 3 years old and younger are free)
Now…if you’re like me and thinking, “How in the world can a museum about the function of our heart be at all entertaining for kids?” You’re not alone. I was skeptical, for sure. However, upon arrival, all of my concerns flew right out the window!
This place is VERY interactive, educational AND gives all kiddos (18 and younger) a FREE lunch from 11:00-1:00 (during summer, ends August 1st)! I’ll say it again…FREE lunch. To this frugal momma, that’s tops!
Here is our review and our pictures from our Fun, Frugal, Fantastic outing at the Halle Heart Children’s Museum…
Upon arriving you are given a map of the museum that shows you where you can start your tour. You can choose to wander at your leisure or follow along with one of their tour guides. We decided to wander at our leisure.
Each of the museum exhibits has a screen like the one pictured below where you push the button and a doctor comes on and shares some tidbits with you about a function of your heart and some cool facts!
In the first room is a display case with hearts and below them are buttons for children to push.
As each button is pushed, you can see and hear the heart beating in the animal that it belongs too! There were monkeys, a dog, cat, hummingbird, frog, and many more…
This museum was SUPER interactive especially with regard to technology! Here the kids are using a touch screen to build the systems of the body.
Their favorite exhibit in the museum was the Marketplace!
Time to eat! Our lunch was served by the nicest, most gracious lunch gal, Terry. Be sure to stop by the Kitchen Café exhibit and visit her, even if you already ate!
Best of all…Halle Heart Children’s Museum is dedicated to teaching children about the heart and how to live a long heart healthy life by interactively learning these three main concepts:
- eat a low-fat, well-balanced diet
- never smoke cigarettes or use tobacco products.
I took over a 100 pictures and so you can imagine how hard it was to choose just a few to share with you! You’ll have to go see for yourself what a wonderful learning experience the Halle Heart Children’s Museum is!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!