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Healthcare, Medicine, and You!

The Science Center and St. Luke’s University Health Network will host a full day of activities Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. focusing on having fun while learning about the human body.

“Healthcare, Medicine, and You!” will feature hands-on exhibits, live shows, demonstrations, and diagnostic tests. In addition to St. Luke’s healthcare professionals and Science Center education staff, campers from the Da Vinci Science Center Mini-Medical School summer camp presented by St. Luke’s will help serve as exhibit facilitators.

Event Highlights Include:

The MEGA Brain

The inflatable, walk-through MEGA Brain, presented by St. Luke’s University Health Network, teaches children and adults about common brain conditions, how to keep your brain healthy, and the latest medical treatments for brain trauma and disease.

Hands-on Brain Activities

  • Brain Games and Puzzles
  • Animal Brain Dissections 

Cyndi, the SynDaver

Presented by Highmark Blue Shield, Cyndi is the most realistic synthetic representation of human anatomy ever produced, complete with functional muscular, skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems.

Hands-on Heart Activities

  • Heart Rate Games
  • Compare hearts from different animals
Claw

Mind-Controlled Robotic Claw

Squeeze your fist and the claw will close its arms! Test your dexterity and control using your mind and the claw to pick up various objects.

Brain Caps

You can create your own brain! Learn about the basic anatomy of the brain while you color, label, and fold a model brain.

Stroke Awareness

St. Luke's is a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Learn the symptoms of a stroke using BE FAST, and take home BE FAST magnets, blood pressure cards, and get a blood pressure screening.

CPR Simulations

Healthcare professionals from St. Luke's School of Medicine will demonstrate the proper techniques for CPR. Then you can practice on the simulator and get realistic results.

Live Shows Schedule:

  • St. Luke’s will demonstrate how the brain perceives optical illusions.
    • 10:30 and 11 a.m. in Lab C
  • St. Luke’s Human Resources will make presentations on the diversity of career opportunities in the healthcare industry.
    • 2 and 2:30 p.m. in Lab C
  • Da Vinci Science Center’s Healthy Choices Live Science Show focuses on the science behind maintaining brain health, physical fitness, and eating right.
    • Noon, 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. in Flex West

“Healthcare, Medicine, and You!” is part of Exploration Medicine, a partnership between Da Vinci Science Center and St. Luke’s University Health Network, which brings St. Luke’s healthcare expertise to science center education programs.

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