Jam packed with tips, facts and hands-on fun will help get your body in shape with a little help from some of Houston’s own sports superstars. The event is sponsored by The Andre Johnson Charitable Foundation and The Johnathan Joseph Foundation and is designed to teach children and adults about working towards a healthier “you.”
Andre Johnson, the Houston Texans All Pro Wide Receiver, and Johnathan Joseph, the Houston Texans Cornerback, will lead visitors in separate exercise clinics. Johnson will appear on Friday, March 14 from 12-1 p.m., and Joseph appear on Wednesday, March 12 from 12-1:30 p.m. The Houston Rockets will conduct basketball activities on Friday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Throughout the week, community partners and corporate sponsors will also be at the museum to create tasty, healthy eating options, conduct wellness checks, and demonstrate quick and easy exercise routines for museum guests.
The week continues with more brain food at UT Brain Night. On Thursday, March 14, from 6 – 8 p.m., visitors can take part in brain-y activities, see a real human brain and ask doctors about one of the body’s most fascinating organs. UT Brain Night is hosted by the UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center and is free to all museum visitors.
Saturday, March 17 is Kick Butts Day! Kids from the Houston areas will get empowered to take action against tobacco use with fun, educational activities, events and giveaways. It is a day of fun while learning about the health effects of tobacco by visiting various interactive stations including a graffiti pledge wall.
For the full Health & Wellness Week event schedule, visit thehealthmuseum.org/wellnessweek.
Daily programming includes educator-led organ dissections. Learn cool facts about how your eyes and your entire visual system work, explore the amazing world of the heart, and learn what the different areas of the brain do during these live demonstrations. Hands-on activities include making a sun-sensitive wristband, creating an edible cell, and exploring how helmets protect the brain by testing a protective casing for an egg before dropping it to the ground.
President and CEO, John Iszard said, “Getting kids pumped up about getting active and healthy is what it’s all about. Here at The Health Museum, our exhibits and programs express this message every day. And with these awesome sports superstars supporting Health & Wellness Week, both kids and adults will see the endless positive possibilities that come with getting fit.”
Admission to Health & Wellness Week events is included with the purchase of a general admission ticket. Thursday, March 14 from 2-5 p.m. is Free Family Thursday when all guests can visit the museum for free. For full event schedule and discount offers visit www.thehealthmuseum.org.