Halle Heart Museum offers inside look at heart health

PHOENIX - Ever wanted an inside look at the human heart?

We recently got a peek into a hidden gem in our community for some hands-on heart education.

"It's the only one of it's kind in the entire U.S., in the world really," said Steve Garell, youth director of Phoenix's Halle Heart Museum. "No other state has this, so it's unique to Arizona."

Step one foot into the Halle Heart Children's Museum , and you can't help but learn more about your incredible blood-pumping beat!

"You'll hear what an elephant's heart sounds like and you can feel the pace of it, which is slower versus a hummingbird, so fast boom, boom, boom," Garell described.

It's a kid-focused environment, but open to anyone wanting an engaging way to learn more about heart-healthy principles.

"We have birthday parties here, corporate functions, but the most common use is for field trips for 2nd and 5th grade classes," Garell said.

Those classes love the marketplace -- a pretend place to shop for real heart-healthy meals.

You'll find unforgettable education among every interactive turn, but what you won't find: a fee to get in. So, be sure to take the family and get heart smart!


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