Children's Museum receives $1.3 million grant

Children’s Museum gets national grant for new exhibit
— reported by the Houston Business Journal

The Children’s Museum of Houston has received a $1.3 million grant for a new health care exhibit.

The grant was part of a $13 million fund from the National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources. The institute doled out the fund through 12 Science Education Partnership Awards to increase public understanding of science and encourage student interest in research careers.
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The exhibit, developed by the museum and Baylor College of Medicine, is titled “PowerPlay: Kids Measuring Their Bodies’ Responses to Physical Challenges.” The goal is to explore new educational approaches to the fitness and diet routines of children.

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The Houston Independent School District also will collaborate in evaluations of the exhibit and related classroom components.

PowerPlay is part of a planned 40,000-square-foot expansion that will open at the Children’s Museum by 2009.

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