February - November 2022
Explore San Diego Children's Discovery Museum's new Healthcare Heroes exhibit presented by Palomar Health!
Step into the world of doctors and nurses and learn how to live a happy and healthy life. This exhibit features an experience that celebrates Palomar Health's incredible healthcare workers and their relentless efforts to keep us safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Children and families will leave feeling empowered to make decisions about their health and feel confident the next time they step into a doctor's office. Exhibit highlights include an ambulance, specialist rooms, and an administrative desk where children will learn life skills and develop STEM fluencies through hands-on play and interactive challenges. Join us throughout February and March for special onsite activities and crafts with our Museum Educators! See calendar for more details.
Begin your healthcare journey in the ambulance and determine a treatment plan for your ailment! Children will develop spatial reasoning with an interactive map activity, practice symbolic language, and learn to communicate as they determine the best course of action.
The Exam Room
Put your white coat on and get ready to use real medical tools by weighing and measuring yourself, listening to your heartbeat, and matching your bones and organs to your body! Children learn to measure, sort, and classify while practicing responsible decision-making.
The Specialist Rooms
Learn about different types of doctors and their specialties! Children will be encouraged to practice responsible decision-making to find the best treatment for their injury and learn to compare and contrast different tools to their professions.
The Administrative Desk
Submit your doctor's orders and prescribe an ongoing treatment plan to stay healthy and happy! In the final leg of their hospital journey, children will learn to practice a healthy lifestyle while identifying their own emotions through self-awareness and developing their relationship skills by seeking help when needed.
Healthcare Heroes is generously sponsored by: