"It's heightening awareness and giving kids knowledge about what they can do to impact their own health and physical well being," said Dr. Michael Cropp, CEO of Independent Health. "We thought this was a great opportunity to create something interactive and fun where kids can gain some knowledge that's going to stick with them and have an impact on some of the personal choices they'll make and carry with them for a lifetime."
Going forward, the continuing partnership between the museum and Independent Health will allow regular updates and changes to be made to the studio, Biber said.
"That's another great thing about these science studios is that we design them to change as we go along," she said. "We'll also be working with Roswell Park Institute so we can highlight the life sceinces going on right here in Western New York. This is a great way to show that."
The next studio is scheduled to open in October and will focus on earth systems, including weather, earthquakes, geology, alternative forms of energy and crystal formations.
Entry to the gallery — and future galleries — is free with standard Buffalo Museum of Science admission prices.
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