Celebrate 20 Years of Journey Through The Body, March 22-23 at Crossgates Mall

Journey Through The Body© – A Hands-on Discovery Adventure celebrates 20 years of education and growth in 2019! What started as four exhibits and a handful of dedicated staff has grown into the area’s largest and most popular annual kid’s health education exhibit, featuring 23 exhibits staffed by 800 volunteers.

This FREE health education event is designed to educate children and their parents about select parts of the human body and to learn about their functions, components, strengths and limitations, and ways to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. It is set to take place at Crossgates Mall on:

Friday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and
Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event is co-sponsored by WNYT-NewsChannel 13. WNYT Meteorologist Bob Kovachick and Anchor/Health Reporter Benita Zahn will be doing a live broadcast from the event on Friday, beginning at 4 p.m.

Updated, hands-on activities for 2019 include:

  • A brand-new, 15′ x 15′ x 13′ inflatable heart and lung exhibit.
  • A newly upgraded infection control exhibit – find out where germs lurk and how to get rid of them!
  • A robotic surgery exhibit where kids and adults can operate a robot and learn how robotics, at the hands of trained medical professionals, are changing health care.

Just like in past years, kids will have the chance to explore larger-than-life-sized models of the brain, ear, teeth, and colon, getting an up-close and personal look at how these important organs work.

Back again is the Capital Region’s largest ear – at nine feet tall, eight feet wide and 19 feet long, it is hard to miss! Pulsating lights show how sound moves through the ear and the dangers of exposure to loud noises or music. The model, like all exhibits at Journey Through The Body©, is handicap-accessible.

Once again this year, Uno Pizzeria & Grill in Crossgates Mall is proud to support Journey Through The Body© with its Dough Rai$ers program. Uno will donate up 20 percent of patrons’ checks, before tax and tip – both dine-in and takeout – to Journey Through The Body©. Coupons to present at Uno will be available at the event, and everything they donate goes to enhance next year’s programs and exhibits.

For more information on Journey Through The Body©, visit http://www.sphp.com/jttb 

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