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To MyPlate and Beyond

Join seven-year-old Max and his best pal Munch as they study the USDA’s simple plan for healthy eating, MyPlate. It turns into a real adventure when Max falls asleep and dreams about MyPlate turning into a flying saucer that first brings them to a very cool grocery. Next stop, a community garden where Max learns that even in an urban setting you can use large containers to grow vegetables in your backyard or on your balcony. From there they spy a pretty amazing house and go into its kitchen and pantry as well as its dining room that encourages family conversation. For some exercise Max and Munch try their turn on the “Hot Plate” to see what they’ve learned on their journey so far – just one of the many hands-on activities. And a sit-down and drive-through restaurant are last stops on their amazingly healthy – and fun – adventure!

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Health and Science
Grades PK-6th grade and their families
2,500 (9.3 ft. height clearance)
$16,000/3 months plus one-way shipping
The American Dairy Association and Indiana’s Dairy Farm Families


In the video to the left, Purdue Extension expert Angie Abbott takes viewers on a nutrition adventure through the "To My Plate and Beyond" exhibit.

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Fat dogs and coughing horses
Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses

Learn more about the Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses exhibit at the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine website.


Exhibit at a glance (PDF: 2.01 MB)


 



Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite

The recent resurgence of bed bugs – once known only through an innocent nursery rhyme - is the subject of this three-sided exhibit that provides information about their physical characteristics and what you can do about their spread. And a video game makes you a pest management specialist able to zap these "perfect parasites" when they emerge from their hiding places.

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Entomology, Biology, Science
3rd through 8th graders and their families
150 (approx. 10 ft. high)
$3,000/3 months plus one-way shipping

Exhibit at a glance (PDF: 3.68 MB)





The Bone Zone Carnival of Healthy Choices

Step right up to explore and learn how diet and exercise keep your bones healthy. The Bone Zone Carnival of Healthy Choices features nine informative, interactive displays that engage children and adults, and help them develop lifelong, healthy habits.

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Health and Science
1st-8th graders in school groups or with their families
1,000-1,500
$15,000/3 months plus one-way shipping

 

Exhibit at a glance (PDF: 2.48 MB)
Complete details (PDF: 4.32 MB)



 


The Bone Zone (mini-exhibit)

This free standing, mini-exhibit (three-sided, 7 feet high and 8 feet in diameter) lets young people explore how to keep their bones healthy to decrease the prevalence of osteoporosis as adults.

 

Its lively carnival theme features interactives that explain the differences between weak and strong bones ("The Bone Crusher"), show the calcium levels in various foods ("Bone Up on Calcium"), and explore the importance exercise for future bone health ("Don't Be a Lazy Bones").

 

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Health and Science
1st-8th graders in school groups or with their families
100
$2,000/3 months plus one-way shipping

 

Exhibit at a glance (PDF: 595 KB)



 



Genomics eXplorer

Genomics eXplorer examines Earth's most crucial living creatures - plants - and investigates the important contributions genomics researchers are making to agriculture, human health, and the environment.

Cyto, the exhibit's animated guide, enlists his visitors' help to put together the genomics puzzle. Cyto and visitors journey to the heart of a walk-through cell and discover interactive games, groundbreaking research, and learning opportunities.

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Science and Technology
6th - 12th graders in school groups or with their families
1,000-1,500
$20,000/3 months plus one-way shipping

Exhibit at a glance (PDF: 1.23 MB)
Complete details (PDF: 3.24 MB)



 


What's Bugging Belva?

Belva hates being a bug. But when Grandpa Belvedere takes her on a tour of the garden, she learns that insects are beautiful, have cool features, and serve important functions. What's Bugging Belva? is presented like a children's book and invites children to follow Belva as she discovers why she can be proud to be a bug.

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Insects
Preschool - 3rd graders in groups or with their families
500-750
$3,000/3 months plus one-way shipping

Exhibit at a glance (PDF: 930 KB)



 


Tooth Sleuth

You can learn a lot about mammals just by looking at their teeth. Join the Tooth Sleuth and search for the clues that reveal what animals eat. Learn about herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and their teeth - and discover how people fit in. This mini exhibit includes animal skulls, including a tiny weasel and a polar bear.

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Nature and Science
Kindergarten through 5th graders and their families
Approximately 50 (8.2 feet wide x 5.6 feet tall x 3.7 feet deep)
$3,000 plus in-bound shipping

Exhibit at a glance (PDF: 637 KB)

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