CMoR_Logo-web (2)Nutrition and Fitness Exhibit Helps Visitors Explore Healthy Choices

Ever wonder what is in the food we eat? Can everyday activities burn calories? Visitors will find the answers to these questions by exploring nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well, a new engaging and educational science exhibit opening at the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Fredericksburg location on January 24. The 400-600 square-foot, hands-on exhibit appeals to children and their families and features text in English and Spanish.

Eat Well, Play Well encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover the many fun and interesting ways to stay active.Visitors will discover what an appropriate serving size looks like, see firsthand what it takes to burn off calories, test their flexibility and balance and learn practical ways they can reduce their risk of disease with healthy choices.

The exhibit will feature six interactive areas. At the eye-opening “Sizing Up Servings” area, visitors are challenged to match appropriate serving sizes to everyday objects. “Calories In, Calories Out” has visitors pedal a hand cycle and then choose from five different foods. The visitor will learn that junk food calories are much harder to burn than healthier choices!

The exhibit is free with museum admission.  It closes by May 3rd.

The Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR) of Fredericksburg opened in May of 2014 at 1275 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg and is the newest edition to the CMoR family. Since opening, the Fredericksburg branch has seen approximately 144,000 individual visitors since its opening. The Museum has three other locations: CMoR Central at 2626 W. Broad Street in Richmond; CMoR Short Pump located in West Broad Village at 2200 Old Brick Road in Glen Allen; and CMoR Chesterfield in Winterpock Crossing Shopping Center at 6629 Lake Harbour Drive in Midlothian. The Children’s Museum has been serving the community since 1981 with the mission to create innovative learning experiences for all children and those who support them that inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers. For more information, please visit

Eat Well, Play Well was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Administrative Supplement from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).