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Community Health Day
June 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sponsored by Independent Health
The Buffalo Museum of Science’s annual free admission day, Community Health Day sponsored by Independent Health, will take place on Monday, June 20, 2022. Area schools will be closed for the observed Juneteenth holiday giving local families the opportunity to explore the Museum’s interactive exhibits and galleries free of charge. Registration is not required.
In addition to free admission, Community Health Day offers a number of health and wellness-focused activities for visitors of all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weather permitting, some activities will take place in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Some of the participating partners include EPIC (Every Person Influences Children), UB Environmental Health Studies, Jericho Road Community Health, NY Project HOPE, Crisis Services, and the Canisius Institute for Autism Research. A special storytime recognizing the Juneteenth holiday will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Families can also take part in a scavenger hunt and quiz in Explore YOU presented by Independent Health, a health-science studio designed to provide a hands-on approach to understanding the human body and importance of healthy behaviors.
Independent Health will offer free giveaways while supplies last and a variety of health and wellness activities, including Kid’s Zumba® in partnership with YMCA Buffalo Niagara at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., an outdoor obstacle course courtesy of the Independent Health Wellness Team, a football toss courtesy of the Buffalo Bills, a smoothie-making bike operated by GObike Buffalo, PlayStreets programming through the Police Athletic League of Buffalo, Reddy Bikeshare demonstrations, special appearances by Billy Buffalo and Buster Bison, and more.
Community Health Day guests are also invited to bring nonperishable food items to contribute to the Museum’s Teen STEM Initiative’s Food & Family Care Drive which will be donated to area organizations to support families of Buffalo’s East Side community while the neighborhood’s local grocery store remains closed.
Community Health Day was originally scheduled for January 2022 but postponed in response to an increase of COVID-19 rates across the WNY region.