From the press release from The Health Adventure:
Asheville, North Carolina, May 7, 2012 – The Health Adventure is proud to announce the opening of its traveling exhibit, “Healthier Ever After” on Friday, May 11. Developed by The Children’s Museum of Cleveland and fabricated by Benchmark Craftsmen, “Healthier Ever After ” is an interactive, immersive fairytale forest. Children maneuver through this make-believe forest overcoming obstacles as they exercise their bodies and learn healthy nutrition facts in a fun, playful manner. In doing so, everyone experiencing this exhibit will learn to live “healthier ever after.”
Imaginative components of this traveling exhibit include:
Stretching Station– Begin your journey by warming and stretching your muscles. Here children (and adults) can do jumping jacks, trunk twists, arm windmills, and more!
Move & Groove Meadow – Get your body moving by dancing, shaking, shimmying, jumping and skipping to high-energy tunes.
Crocodile Crossing – Children will test their balance as they cross an imaginary creek, all the while avoiding the crocs by walking on beams or hopping and jumping across stepping stones.
Pedal Pond– Strength and endurance are the focus of this component. Children will paddle a boat, cross a bridge, and when completed, can cast a line into the pond and try their hand at catching a fish.
Healthier Ever After Castle – While exploring the nearly 10-foot high, 2-story castle, children will get their hearts pumping as they climb stairs, jump over a bridge, go down a slide and raise a flag signaling their successful completion of all the castle challenges.
Goodness Grove – Between five and nine servings of fruits and vegetables are recommended every day. In this make-believe orchard, children can pick, choose and sort their favorites as they eat their way through the alphabet.
Additional components will teach children about how to eat a balanced meal, the food pyramid, the bodies need for water, and proper portion sizes.
The Health Adventure is proud to present this exhibit focusing on nutrition and wellness. As a regional health and science museum for over 44 years, The Health Adventure believes traveling exhibits like “Healthier Ever After” bring important educational opportunities to western North Carolina for our families and children to experience without having to go to major cities elsewhere.
About The Health Adventure:
The Health Adventure is now located in the Biltmore Square Mall off of I-26 at Exit 33. Providing our community with science and health education for over 44 years, The Health Adventure is an accredited museum and is a non-profit 501(c)(3). The Health Adventure is a proud partner of Park Ridge Health. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 am-8 pm and on Sundays from 12:30-6 pm. Regular admission is free for children under 2; $6.50 for children 2-16; $7.50 for seniors and $9.50 for adults. Annual memberships are available at various levels beginning at $75 for the entire family for a year of free admission. For more information visit thehealthadventure.org or call 828.665.2217.