'Sesame Street Presents: The Body Exhibit' Opens 5/22 at Museum of Discovery and Science

'Sesame Street Presents: The Body Exhibit' Opens 5/22 at Museum of Discovery and Science

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? It's easy! Simply visit Sesame Street Presents: The Body - at Museum of Discovery and Science from May 22 through September 8, 2015.

Sesame Street Presents: The Body is an interactive exhibition all about you! The concept is a result of Sesame Workshop's initiative, Healthy Habits for Life, created in response to the current childhood obesity crisis in the United States. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, and Thinkwell Design & Production of Burbank, CA created this interactive experience that is locally sponsored by PNC Bank. Sesame Street Presents: The Body teaches families about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially at an early age.

Sesame Workshop launched the Healthy Habits for Life initiative in May 2004, on Capitol Hill, to harness the power of Sesame Street to guide children and their caregivers through lessons related to healthy eating, the importance of physical activity, and other healthy habits such as hygiene and rest. Featuring a coalition of partners and an advisory board of health, nutrition, fitness and education experts, the program was created to develop and distribute multiple-media, age-appropriate content.

Sesame Street Presents: The Body offers an engaging, free-flowing learning experience set in the fun, familiar and reassuring world of Sesame Street. The loveable Sesame Street Muppets anchor an exciting collection of hands-on, interactive multimedia experiences that allow children to explore the human body and how to keep it healthy. Each exhibit area has multiple activities to provide age-appropriate and exciting learning opportunities for children at a variety of developmental levels. The exhibition emphasizes scientific investigation and developmental and curriculum-based learning goals for children ranging from two to eight years old. These learning goals tie into the National Science Education Standards, the Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the Sesame Street Healthy Habits for Life Curriculum.

"Each component of Sesame Street Presents: The Body is geared toward children's natural excitement about learning," added Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, Vice President, Education and Research, Sesame Workshop. "We believe that children learn best through active participation and self-discovery. The interactive exhibit features a wide range of opportunities for children to observe, investigate, experiment and talk about what they are learning with their parent or caregiver. Thinkwell has done a superb job of incorporating our content and characters with their design."

"Sesame Street Presents: The Body is an amazing educational attraction," says Joe Zenas, Principal of Thinkwell Design and Production. "It is a hands-on, interactive learning experience that uses Sesame Street and its incredible cast of characters to deliver real science and education in wildly kinetic, imaginative and unforgettable ways."

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