Thursday, February 5, 2015

It's the Grand Opening of the Halle Heart Children's Museum!


The American Heart Association's Halle Heart Children's Museum is hosting its Grand Opening this weekend in Tempe! Until recently, the Halle Heart Museum has only been open for school groups and organized field trips. However, thanks to a grant from Tempe-based Insight, Inc., this weekend marks the kick off of the Museum as it opens its doors to the public at large!

So, what is the Halle Heart Children's Museum? Well, it's an interactive, hands on museum, dedicated to teaching kids all about the heart, how it works, how it compares to the organs of other animals, and how we can take care of one of our most vital organs!



You'll find 8 huge sections in the museum, where you can explore the anatomy and mechanics of the heart, how exercise affects the heart, the effects of tobacco on the heart, and more! There is also a spacious theater, where you can see movies about how the healthy choices affect heart health, or how to recognize the warning signs of a heart emergency and how to call for help.


If you want to check out the Halle Heart Museum, here's the info!

Hours:
For the Grand Opening: 
Friday February 6th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday February 7th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Regular Hours
Monday through Friday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Admission:
$5 for visitors aged 4 and older, free for kids 3 and under. On the days of the Grand Opening, the Halle Heart Museum will be giving FREE admission to those wearing red in recognition of The American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day!

Location:

2929 South 48th Street, Tempe, AZ 85282
602-414-2800


NOTE:

GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED! CONGRATULATIONS "TICKLE"! PLEASE SEE THE REPLY TO YOUR COMMENT FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO CLAIM YOUR TICKETS! :)

In celebration of the American Heart Association and the public opening of the Halle Heart Children's Museum, we're hosting a giveway for four general admission tickets to the museum! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, with something you or your kids know about the heart. The winner will be chosen at random by Friday, February 6th, at 12:00 pm. These tickets will be good for any visit, at any time!

Of course, if you want to prepare a human heart lesson ahead of time, you can always check out our model of a heart pump, and anatomical model of the human heart. You can also order a dissection kit from Carolina Biological Supply, and conduct your own heart dissection!



HAPPY EXPLORING!






11 comments:

  1. The heart has four chambers. Jovan (6) Joel (4) Justus (3).

    My boys suffer from a genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome which can affect the heart and aorta so this subject is very well known in our home ❤

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    1. Congratulations Tickle! You are the winner! Please send me an email at amy.oyler@gmail.com so I can get your address and send these off to you! :)

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  2. My son Wesley, who was born with a heart defect (TGA) said "it pumps blood."

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  3. The heart squishes blood through the body and it has a hole at the top. Griffin aged 4

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  4. Megan says, "the heart has 4 valves." Sarah says, "it's a muscle about the size of your fist"

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  5. My son who is 8 says the heart pumps blood and keeps us alive. He also says the heart is where LOVE lives. sscho47@yahoo.com

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  6. How fun! My four year old says the heart is in your chest. (She's pointing to it.)

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  7. My eight year-old son loves learning about anything science, like the human body, most especially the heart. We have studied it in length, as my mom had Congenital heart disease. Here are some facts we want to share: The heart weighs about the same amount as a juice box: between 7 and 15 ounces, and electricity is what makes it pump. Nearly half of all children and adults with congenital heart disease suffer from neurological and development disabilities (this lead to us researching neurological disorders). Also, my mouse broke so I can't copy and paste the information on a broken heart until I have a chance to replace it later.
    Thanks. Jody

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  8. This comment was entered via Facebook, by Lisa G.

    "I thought I knew about all the cool stuff. Even working in the schools never knew about this tresure. If your heart was a truck engin it would have enough energy to drive it 20 miles every day."

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  9. Kid says it uses electrical signals to make the heart beat correctly. Other kid says the blood it pumps goes through vessels in the entire body.

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