Get ready for the Grand Opening of the H-E-B Body Adventure Powered by University Health System on May 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Witte Museum.
The H-E-B Body Adventure is a revolutionary, state-of-the-art interactive experience where multi-generations of visitors will engage in mind and body. The Witte Museum is the first museum, to explore a full body experience and offer inspiring, transformative and interactive adventures in Health IQ, Empowerment and Wellness. The Witte Museum, along with outstanding partners in the private and public health sectors, has the social equity, as the “people’s museum”, to do what no other museum has committed to do….movement, culinary, anatomical, meditative, and multi-sensory experiences that will change behavior, and at the same time, will be an amazing adventure.
Begin the adventure by selecting one of 12 Buddies: real people of all ages who underwent a three-month healthy lifestyle makeover and will serve as a virtual companion on the journey to
a healthy and balanced life. Visitors will join their Buddy to each station and track their progress with the POWERpass and end with a POWERprofile, a personalized take home record of the day’s adventure that allows the visitor to compare their improvement with previous visits.
The H-E-B Body Adventure will take each visit at the Witte Museum to a whole new level. Discover how empowering it is to set and achieve personal health goals at the interactive stations.
South Texas Trailblaze: Cycle through a virtual San Antonio River Landscape and explore how to keep a healthy heart rate during exercise;
Pick Up Your Pace: Run, jog or walk across a motion-capture screen and discover how long it would take you to walk the San Antonio River Trek to the Witte Museum;
Deep in the Heart: Examine a plastinated human heart and discover the inner workings of your most essential organ.
On the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas second floor, visitors will explore:
You Are What You Drink: Choose a drink, step on a stepper and see how long it would take to work off that drink;
Inside U: Examine the human body on a virtual anatomy table or strap on a skeletal vest to learn more about organs and what it takes to keep them healthy and safe;
Relax Your Brain and Relax to Win: Meditate and breathe to test relaxation skills and sharpen mental strength and wellness.
On the lower level, experience two exciting areas sponsored by the San Antonio Children’s Hospital.
Demonstration Kitchen: Participate in a live cooking demonstration where ingredients from the Witte container gardens are used to prepare fun and healthy meal choices that are familiar and easy to try at home with the entire family;
Toddler Discovery Garden: Little ones can crawl, climb, slide and explore on a fanciful fruit and vegetable playscape.
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Reflect on all the world around you from the Serenity Space rooftop, where visitors will
view the sun, the park and the sky. Take a deep breath and relax in the medicinal herb garden, explore the gentle sounds of the Hapi drums in the sound garden and move quietly in the serene space overlooking the San Antonio River. The H-E-B Body Adventure includes some of your favorite go-to spots, including Mt. Witte, the H-E-Buddy Skycycle and the container gardens.
H-E-B Body Adventure opens May 24th with a weekend stocked with family fun, including the Witte Society Boot Scoot and 5k Presented by H-E-B, Zumba, yoga, parkour demonstrations, cooking demos by the Culinary Institute of America and an appearance by former San Antonio Spur Bruce Bowen. Visit the Witte website for a more detailed calendar of opening weekend activities.
The H-E-B Body Adventure Powered by University Health System is generously supported by H-E-B, University Health System, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, Aetna, the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio™, the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio, Dr. Dacia Napier, Saint Susie Charitable Foundation and Witte Museum members.
The development of educational programs for the H-E-B Body Adventure was generously supported by the Genevieve and Ward Orsinger Foundation and a grant from the Beulah M. and Felix J. Katz Memorial Trust, Dan and Gloria Oppenheimer Fund and Valley View Trust of the San Antonio Area Foundation. The H-E-B Body Adventure is made possible through collaborative partnerships with H-E-B, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, YMCA of Greater San Antonio, the Culinary Institute of
America, the San Antonio Botanical Garden, BioMed SA, The Synergy Studio, and the Pearl Farmer's Market.
About the Witte Museum:
Founded in 1926, the Witte Museum is located on the banks of the San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park and is San Antonio’s premier museum promoting lifelong learning through innovative exhibition, programs and collections in natural history, science and South Texas heritage. The Witte Museum serves 400,000 visitors a year, including 170,000 school-aged children and 80,000 who attend during Free Tuesdays.