Community Health Day, sponsored by Independent Health, will take place on Monday, June 19, 2023. In addition to free museum admission, Community Health Day offers several health and wellness-focused activities for visitors of all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Independent Health will offer free giveaways while supplies last and a variety of health and wellness activities, including a family fitness activity from YMCA Buffalo Niagara, an obstacle course courtesy of the Independent Health Wellness Team, PlayStreets programming through the Police Athletic League of Buffalo, Reddy Bikeshare demonstrations, a special appearance by Billy Buffalo, and more.
Community partners representing a range of health and wellness resources will be on site, including UB Environmental health studies, New York Life’s Child ID program, and Crisis Services. There will also be a special storytime in the SensERIE early childhood space led by the BMS highlighting the significance of Juneteenth.
All four floors of the Museum and its interactive science studios will be open for guests to explore. Families can also take part in a scavenger hunt and quiz in Explore YOU presented by Independent Health, the Museum’s health-focused science studio designed to provide a hands-on approach to understanding the human body and importance of healthy behaviors.
Community Health Day activities run until 2 p.m.; the Museum will remain open until 4 p.m. Registration is not required for this free event.