On select weekends, HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum St. Louis will exhibit the MEGA Heart, an interactive exhibit that takes children and families inside the human heart to witness the complexity of its anatomy. Visitors walk through a 26-foot long, 15-foot wide and 13-foot high inflatable heart. They Individuals enter through the right atrium – one of the two receiving chambers for blood going into the heart – and are educated on cardiovascular functions, diseases and treatments, before exiting through the aorta, which carries blood away from the heart.
“I am confident this exhibit is going to play a vital role in our ability to educate and inspire individuals to establish and maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle,” said Shannon Woodcock, president and CEO of HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum.
Coronary Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States
Healthworks! Kids’ Museum, located at 1100 Macklind Ave, near the Saint Louis Science Center, is anchored by a 55-foot long, 25-foot wide, 8-foot tall human skeletal structure that serves as universally accessible indoor playground.
Admission is $7 per person and free for those ages two and younger. Parking is free. For more information, call 314-241-7391 or visit www.hwstl.org.