Is your student fascinated by human anatomy? How about the history of medicine? Or perhaps a love of medicinal plants? Join us on November 3rd at The Mobile Medical Museum for November’s stop in our Reluctant Science Student series.
Our Reluctant Science Student field trips are intended to give older students who might not be wild about science experiments the hands-on activities they need. But these trips are not limited to just the shy scientists among us. Everyone’s welcome!
Our field trip will start with a tour of the museum. See an array of fascinating medical artifacts including an iron lung; leeches and a blood-letting demonstration; a functioning heart/lung machine used in the first heart bypass surgery in Mobile. The lecture portion of our tour will focus on human anatomy. But there is much to be learned at the Mobile Medical Museum — everything from civil rights to medical equipment to midwifery and pharmacy.
Students will spend time learning about the plants in the museum’s medicinal garden. They will work on medicinal booklets that include recording information on plant species, care, habitat and traditional uses in medicine.
Mobile Medical Museum Tour and the Medicinal Garden
Date & Time: Friday, November 3, 2 PM – 3 PM
Location: The Mobile Medical Museum is located on the campus of USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital, just off Springhill Avenue. Turn off Springhill into the hospital’s main entrance (Walshwood St.). Take the first left into the parking lot just past Ronald McDonald House. The Museum is at the end of the driveway behind the parking lot.
Cost: $4 for students and chaperones
Instructions: Meet in the parking lot by 1:45 PM. Due to space constraints, the museum asks for no more than one chaperone per six students. Adults who would like to attend the field trip should indicate their willingness to chaperone when they sign up. However, we may not be able to accommodate all parents.
Suitable for middle and high school. Sixth grade and up, please. Parents with elementary or preschool siblings are encouraged to make other plans for the field trip hour.
As with most of our more academic field trips, a very limited number of tickets are available. If you plan to attend, don’t delay! One person who RSVP’s ahead of time and completes the field trip will win the cost of his or her attendance back at the end of the program. See our Contests & Promotions page for details!
You are also invited to join us for The Bone Lab our December science lab field trip at the Archaeology Museum on the campus of the University of South Alabama.
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