Past Meetup

NYC Dads & Kids: Body Worlds' KID MD at Discovery Times Square

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BODY WORLDS: Pulse and Discovery Times Square will introduce Kid MD, a program targeted to children eight-years old and up, beginning January 10th, 2015. This exciting new program offers aspiring young doctors the opportunity to explore the functions of the human body through fun and educational workshops.

“This interactive, one-day mini-med school will teach kids health basics, preventive medicine and introduce them to the idea of health and medical careers. We want to engage and inspire students to discover how cool the world of anatomy and medicine can be,” said Deborah Mann, Marketing Manager for BODY WORLDS: Pulse at Discovery Times Square.

The Kid MD workshops will take place inside the BODY WORLDS: Pulse exhibition. Children participating in the program will wear special lab coats and stethoscopes, before being led through activities on the sensory system, brain, heart, lungs, and bones. The workshop will culminate with a special graduation ceremony.

Sloka Iyengar, PhD, will serve as Director of Education, leading young, aspiring MD’s through the program. Dr. Iyengar has been working as a neuroscientist for the past eight years, studying seizure disorders and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina-Columbia.

“The world of science is filled with the wonder of discovery,” says Dr. Iyengar. “I feel that it is of utmost importance that we convey this sense of excitement to the younger generation. I feel honored to lead this program.”

Kid MD sessions are scheduled to take place on January 10, January 24, February 7, February 21, March 14 and March 28, 2015 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. Tickets for the program are available at $20.00 for child participants, $27.00 (adult) and $23.50 (seniors). For individual tickets and venue hours, visit http://www.DiscoveryTSX.com (http://www.discoverytsx.com/art-of-the-brick), call 866.9.TSXNYC [masked]) or visit the Discovery Times Square Box Office. This experience on Jan 10 at 10am will be FREE for the limited number of participants that RSVP.

Important Event Details: Please read carefully

* We only have 12 spots for dads to attend with their children. Please include in the comments section below how many children you are bringing and age of child(ren)

* FREE admission for DAD + children

* This special opportunity is only recommended for children 8 years of age and older

* These are timed tickets so we'll meet promptly at 9:45am for our 10am experience

* This opportunity is exclusively for NYC Dads Group members and their children only. (sorry, we don't have enough tix for our wives, extended family, or friends)

* This meet up event will most likely fill up so please, only RSVP if you are serious about attending.

About the Exhibit:

BODY WORLDS
: Invented by Dr. von Hagens in 1977, the Plastination process replaces the natural fluids in anatomical specimens with liquid reactive plastics that are hardened and cured with gas, light, or heat. Before hardening the plastic in the specimens, they are dissected and arranged into extraordinary, life-like poses, illustrating how our bodies internally respond to everyday movements and activities. Plastination provides the flexibility and strength needed to display and preserve anatomical specimens in their true-to-life form, without the use of glass barriers or formaldehyde. Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS exhibitions stem from an established body donation program that relies on donor consent. The specimens on display, excluding a small number of acquisitions from anatomical collections and anatomy programs, stem from a body donation program that was begun in 1983 by Dr. von Hagens.

Discovery Times Square (DTS) is New York City's first large-scale exhibition center presenting visitors with limited-run, educational and immersive exhibit experiences while exploring the world's defining cultures, art, history and events. More than a museum, DTS has featured exhibitions of unparalleled breadth, including Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Leonardo Da Vinci's Workshop, King Tut, Pompeii The Exhibit, Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition and most recently Terracotta Warriors: Defenders of China’s First Emperor. DTS is located at 226 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenues).

ACCOMMODATIONS

Discovery Times Square is wheelchair accessible.

Complimentary bag checks are available to safely store strollers, backpacks, shopping bags or large bags, which are not permitted inside the galleries pending space availability.

For more information on the exhibit at Discovery Times Square please visit http://www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/avengers