Lafayette, Colorado – It’s time for your check up at The Little Clinic Exhibit at WOW! Children's Museum!  At this exciting new exhibit sponsored by The Little Clinic, young visitors are able to explore the medical field through play and take on the role of healthcare provider or patient. Just like a real clinic, this highly interactive exhibit is fully equipped with an exam table, medical tools, hand washing station, and reception area.  The exhibit also features hands-on stations with lessons about anatomy and the heart.

 

After checking-in at the reception desk, put on a lab coat and examine a “patient” by taking their height and weight, give them an eye exam and use real medical tools at the exam table to diagnose your patient’s symptoms.  Then visit the “Wellness to Go” window to learn how to keep your body healthy with good nutrition and the right food choices.

 

Additionally, visitors can light up images of the body to learn about your bones and organs. Discover how your heart works by measuring your heart rate and checking out a video simulation to see what the heart looks like, how the blood flows inside the heart and how electrical impulses cause contractions.

 

Join us for The Little Clinic Exhibit grand opening celebration on Saturday, November 14th from 10:00am-11:00am.  Scheduled activities include: a teddy bear clinic with The Little Clinic, healthy eating program with King Soopers, and activities with University of Colorado Health.

 

“The Little Clinic Exhibit is a great addition to our practical life play space.  At the new exhibit, children and families can learn about their bodies and health in a comfortable, fun setting while pretending to be a patient, healthcare provider, nutritionist, or medical receptionist.  By establishing role play, we hope that the exhibit helps children feel a little less afraid of going to a clinic or doctor’s office,” said Elizabeth Knight, Exhibits Director, WOW! Children’s Museum.

 

"Exposing children to the healthcare field and giving them the opportunity to role play is an important part of encouraging future healthcare workers and showing them the rewards of caring for people," said Ladean Cross, Regional Clinic Director for The Little Clinic. "The Little Clinic is excited to support WOW! Children's Museum as they create numerous ways for children to develop and grow to understand what healthcare means to them."

 

This new exhibit is generously sponsored in part by The Little Clinic, University of Colorado Health and King Soopers.

 

About The Little Clinic:

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., The Little Clinic is a pioneer in customer-focused healthcare with a mission to provide convenient, affordable healthcare and wellness education. A wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Company, The Little Clinic healthcare clinics are currently located inside select Kroger stores in Indiana, Mississippi, Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio; King Soopers in Colorado, Fry’s Food Stores in Arizona, JayC stores in Indiana and Dillon stores in Kansas. The Little Clinic received and has remained accredited by The Joint Commission since 2009. Visit The Little Clinic online at: www.thelittleclinic.comwww.facebook.com/thelittleclinic and www.thelittleclinic.blogspot.com.

 

About WOW! Children’s Museum:

Founded in 1996, WOW! Children's Museum (World of Wonder) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing educational interactive exhibits, activities, and programs for all children – bringing families together in a creative environment that sparks imagination, inspires learning through play, and supports school readiness.  For more information visit: www.wowchildrensmuseum.org or www.facebook.com/wowchildrensmuseum.org

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