PRESTONSBURG — The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium will be opening two new exhibits on Saturday, with the aim of improving health and fighting obesity.
“Everybody Eats” is going to be a highly interactive exhibition that explores nutrition and the science of making healthy food choices. What is in the food we eat? Is breakfast really that important? Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables? Visitors will find out the answers to those questions and more.
In the “Let’s Get Active” exhibit, participants will learn more about the science behind the benefits of physical activity, all while having fun. What medicine can help prevent illness and disease, help you lose weight, give you energy, and make you stronger? It’s being active! In the Let’s Get Active exhibit, visitors will discover fun and interesting ways to get up and get moving.
The exhibits were made possible in part to a $2,000 donation from the East Kentucky Diabetes Coalition. Members of the coalition said they felt a need to bring the exhibits to Floyd County because of the high incidence of diabetes and obesity among children in the region.
The East Kentucky Science Center hours are Tuesday-Friday 1-4 p.m., with a planetarium show at 2 p.m. and a laser show at 3:15 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-4 p.m., with planetarium shows at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. and a laser show at 3:15 p.m.
For more information, contact the Science Center at (606) 889-8260 or visit them on the web at www.bigsandy.kctcs.edu/EKSC.