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Customs House Museum to exhibit Eat Well, Play Well starting January 26th

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – What is in the food we eat? Are fruits and vegetables important? Can everyday activities burn calories?

Families, children and school groups can find the answers to these questions by exploring nutrition and fitness in Eat Well, Play Well at the Customs House Museum.

Eat Well, Play Well starts Saturday, January 26th at the Customs House Museum.
Eat Well, Play Well starts Saturday, January 26th at the Customs House Museum.

This highly interactive exhibit encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food choices and helping children and adults discover that there are many fun and interesting ways to stay active.

Visitors will discover what an appropriate serving size looks like, see firsthand what it takes to burn off calories, test their flexibility and balance, review the latest clinical research and realize that they can reduce their risk of disease with healthy choices that are within their reach!

This exhibit features hands-on components that appeal to children and families and has bilingual (English/Spanish) text panels.

Eat Well, Play Well was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

It will be on exhibit at the Customs House Museum January 26th through May 5th.

Eat Well, Play Well at the Customs House Museum.
Eat Well, Play Well at the Customs House Museum.

About the Customs House Museum

Located in the heart of historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is the State’s second largest general museum. With over 35,000 square feet of the region’s best hands-on activities and special events…people of all ages agree – the Customs House Museum is well worth the stop!

The Explorer’s Gallery is packed with fun, learning and fantasy in Aunt Alice’s Attic, McGregor’s Market and kitchen, and of course – the Bubble Cave! Finally, get “all aboard” to see our fantastic model trains. Our volunteer engineers “ride the rails” every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Regular museum hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Sundays. Adult admission is $7.00, Sr. Citizens and College ID $5.00, Ages 6 to 18 $3.00, and under six years and Museum members are free.

The Customs House Museum is located at 200 South Second Street. For more information, call 931.648.5780 or visit their website at www.customshousemuseum.org

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