Little Rock, Ark. (Dec. 7, 2017) – The Museum of Discovery announced today that Arkansas Heart Hospital will sponsor heart health programming at the science center. The sponsorship includes support for heart-related exhibits, heart dissection labs for school groups and a series of heart health days at the museum open to all visitors, with the first event set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, December 29.
Through the Arkansas Heart Hospital’s support, museum visitors will gain insight into the anatomy and physiology of the heart as well as the importance of exercise, healthy diet and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to improve cardiac health.
“We are delighted to partner with the Museum of Discovery,” said Dr. Bruce Murphy, Chief Executive of Arkansas Heart Hospital. “It is a natural fit to have Arkansas Heart Hospital take the lead in supporting exhibits related to the heart.” Murphy added, “Children will have a firsthand look at the interworkings of the cardiovascular system, and for some it will stir a desire for a future in cardiology.”
“We appreciate the support of our friends at Arkansas Heart Hospital,” said Kelley Bass, CEO at the Museum of Discovery. “The museum’s mission is to ignite a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math, and clearly the health care professionals at the Heart Hospital had their passion for these subjects ignited somewhere along the way. And now the hospital’s leaders understand the need to invest in the younger generation’s pursuit of that same passion. We thank them for their vision in that pursuit.”
The upcoming heart health days will offer hands-on activities for all ages led by Arkansas Heart Hospital employees and museum educators. For more information, visit www.museumofdiscovery.org.
About Arkansas Heart Hospital
Arkansas Heart Hospital is a nationally recognized and award-winning hospital dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. It offers advanced technology teamed with a highly trained support staff and Arkansas’ leading cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons. The hospital operates 30 clinics statewide, seven catheterization labs, three heart-operating suites and a 24-hour Heart Emergency Center. Arkansas Heart Hospital is a training center for physicians from all over the world.
About Museum Information
Museum of Discovery’s mission is to ignite a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math in a dynamic, interactive environment.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday: 9 am – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1-5 p.m.; Closed Monday (open Mondays in the summer and on major holidays)
Admission: $10 adults; $8 ages 1-12; free under 1; members free