Houston (May 16, 2014) - The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land and presenting local sponsor Next Level Urgent Care today opened the Body Carnival summer exhibition, running from May 16 to August 24, 2014.
Body Carnival is a carnival-themed exhibit that gives children and adults alike a unique opportunity to explore how their bodies work in a fun, interactive way. Visitors will enjoy 18 stations ranging from crawling through a giant artery to see and hear the effects of restricted blood flow; testing their balance in the 10-foot Dizzy Tunnel; and using a pair of vision-distorting goggles to discover how sight affects their ability to walk straight.
"With the grand support provided by Next Level Urgent Care, HMNS at Sugar Land is excited to bring this special exhibition to people of all ages," said Adrienne Barker, director of the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. "The show provides magical interactive amusement through fun and play--all while learning how your body functions."
As the presenting sponsor, Next Level Urgent Care will deliver presentations on a variety of health-related topics at special events, such as The Doctor is In , held throughout the duration of the exhibit. With four clinics in Fort Bend County, Next Level Urgent Care supports healthy communities by providing a cost-effective alternative to emergency room care for a wide range of illnesses and injuries.
"We jumped at the opportunity to sponsor the Body Carnival exhibition and helping Fort Bend residents understand how their bodies work and what they can do to be healthier," said Juliet Breeze, MD and CEO of Next Level Urgent Care. "The more people know about how to handle illness and injuries, the better they can manage emergencies when they occur - and when to visit a doctor, an urgent care facility or an ER."
Located at 13019 University Blvd.(at the corner of University and New Territory Blvds.), the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land is open Thursday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday noon - 5 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit www.hmns.org or call (281) 313-2277.
About The Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Houston Museum of Natural Science-one of the nation's most heavily attended museums-is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, and the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and George Observatory and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.
About Next Level Urgent Care
With nine clinics in Greater Houston, Next Level Urgent Care (NLUC) provides accessible walk-in care for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses at significantly lower cost than emergency rooms. The clinics are designed around patients' comfort and employ physicians and other healthcare providers trained to treat medical problems that require immediate attention. NLUC accepts all major insurance carriers and offers transparent discount pricing to uninsured or underinsured. For more information, go to www.nextlevelurgentcare.com