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Colorado Residents and Visitors to Investigate Health in a Whole New Way
Date:1/29/2008

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Reveals Plans for New $8 Million

Interactive Health Science Exhibition

Kaiser Permanente Colorado Provides $4 Million in Support

DENVER, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning in April 2009, residents and visitors to the Denver area will be able to measure their bodies and learn how to improve their health in ways they have never experienced at a museum -- or anywhere else.

Expedition Health, a new $8 million permanent exhibition opening next year at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, will immerse visitors of all ages in an interactive world that will help them to investigate how their own remarkable bodies function and change -- right down to the cellular level. And, in 10,000 square feet of delightful exhibits and lab experiments, they can explore how they might live better every day.

"Our vision is to create a community of people who not only understand the science of their bodies but can use that knowledge to create better lives," said George Sparks, President and CEO of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, in announcing the new exhibition today. "Here, you will be able to have fun and play while at the same time experiencing the power of the choices you make.

"We are proud to have a public health leader like Kaiser Permanente partner with us to bring this dynamic new exhibition to life," Sparks added.

Called Expedition Health, the new 10,000-square-foot exhibition is the first project of the Museum's 10-year strategic plan. Expedition Health will encompass five areas including 25 interactive stations and five lab experiments. It will replace the current Hall of Life, one of the Museum's most popular visitor destinations, which will close April 27, 2008.

To further its commitment to improving public health, Kaiser Permanente Colorado has partnered with the Museum to contribute $4 million toward the new exhibition. Kaiser Permanente Colorado's dona
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