Adventure to Health2020-04-09T16:45:44-04:00

As part of the Student Health Awareness Center, the Michelle and Jennifer Tobias Adventure to Health is an interactive educational simulated journey that allows kids to immerse themselves in the wonders of the human body. In addition to school groups, Adventure to Health is open to families, community groups, Scouts, camps, and others.

Designed for children ages 5 and up, Adventure to Health offers a colorful maze of 18 interactive stations. It also includes a 25-seat theater area that features entertaining multimedia presentations and demonstrations.

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Engaging, Entertaining, and Educational.

Upon entering the exhibit, visitors find themselves transported inside a human torso—from the spine curving along the ceiling, to ribs interspersed among the interactive stations along each wall. Lights, sounds, and bright colors add to the excitement—encouraging exploration and learning. The stations engage and entertain while educating visitors about:

  • Healthy food choices
  • The body’s organs and systems
  • The senses
  • Germs and how they spread
  • Dental health
  • Safety
  • Exercise and fitness…and more!

A Mini Journey through Adventure to Health

Kids can start off at the “Scan Me” station, where they step into the scanning zone, select their age, and press the start button. Lights and sounds are activated, while weight, height, and body mass index are calculated and displayed discreetly. Then they’re off and running to the 17 other stations, such as:

  • Healthy Highway Drive-Thru: In this colorful station, kids are sent through a simulated drive-thru and asked to choose balanced meals from a touch-screen menu. After orders have been entered, nutritional results are calculated, conveying the importance of making healthy choices according to nutritional guidelines.
  • Organize Me: Kids are sent on a journey through the body with a mission to supply nutrients to various organs. Along the way, they learn the basic functions of the digestive system.
  • Communication Station: This station allows kids to explore ways to communicate using various sensory modes, including touch, sound, and sight. The exhibit demonstrates how hearing reacts to music, noises, and language. Kids can also type their name and see it illustrated in Braille and sign language.
  • Play it Safe: Kids enjoy “drag and drop” matching games about safety around the home, rules of the road, protective gear for sporting activities, internet and personal safety, and emergency response actions.

Hours and Admission Fees

Adventure to Health is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visits can be arranged by calling 732-308-1850. Fees are:

  • Adults: $8
  • Children 5 and older: $8
  • Families with multiple children 5 and older: $8 for first child, $7 for second, $6 for each additional child
  • Non-school groups: $7 per child for 10 children or more
  • School groups: Fees vary according to the duration of the visit and programs accessed.

Adventure to Health is best appreciated by children 5 and older. Children younger than 5 must be accompanied by a paying adult who will be responsible for that child only. We are unable to accommodate strollers in the exhibit area for safety reasons.

Information for Groups

Adventure to Health can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 25. It can take 30 to 90 minutes or more to fully explore Adventure to Health, depending on the group size, ages of group members, and individual curiosity. Adult chaperones must accompany groups.

To learn more or schedule a visit, call 732-308-1850.