Museum's Sensational Saturday to Focus on Healthy Heart

Feb. 8, 2006

Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex will focus on living with a healthy heart during Sensational Saturday on Feb. 11. Activities designed to encourage heart health and geared toward children and adults will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bearobics instructors from Baylor's McLane Student Life Center will lead cardio workouts for all ages. Preschoolers also can participate in Boohbah exercise and movement programs in the PBS Ready-to-Learn Room. Other activities will allow children to measure their long jumps, do pull-ups and listen to their heartbeats on a loud speaker. A variety of craft supplies will be available for children to create take-home valentines.

Stuffee, the museum's giant rag doll, will be unzipped for visitors to learn about human internal organs. Nurses from Waco medical care facilities will be taking blood pressure, and an ambulance will be on display. Visitors also will have the opportunity to talk to Waco EMTs and learn about emergency care.

The American Heart Association will provide body fat screenings and information on wellness, heart health and heart-healthy foods. Additionally from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can donate blood at the Carter BloodCare Bloodmobile.

Admission to the Mayborn Museum Complex is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $4 for children 18 months to 12 years old. Museum members will be admitted at no charge.

For more information, call 710-1101.

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