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Naming Contest: Starts June 7, 2017 and ends June 26th. ENTER TODAY
June 7, 2017 3:26 PM

Naming Contest for the City of Springfield’s Healthy Body Gallery at Kidzeum


Springfield, IL – Kidzeum of Health and Science and the City of Springfield are hosting a city-wide naming contest for the Kidzeum’s flagship exhibit, The Healthy Body.  Because of the city’s support of the Kidzeum through Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds, Springfield was named the sponsor of the Healthy Body Gallery.  Both entities are now looking to Springfield to help name this one-of-a-kind exhibit that will demonstrate the city’s commitment to healthy lifestyles and education.


The Healthy Body exhibit is a 3-story, 40-foot tall inside look at a healthy body that children will be able to climb in, through and around to learn about the human body.  There are over 100 engagements in the exhibit that include a crawl through intestine, a sneezing nose, femur climb, set a bone and much, much more.  Visitors will learn about each body system and how to keep them healthy but in a way they learn best…through play.  The winning name will receive a one-year family membership to Kidzeum.


Guidelines for submissions:

  • Exhibit names must be gender neutral
  • Exhibit names must include a fitness, science or health theme. Examples, “Syd the Fit Kid” or “Sporty Sportacus”. 
  • The naming contest is open to individuals of all ages
  • Individuals who submit entries must live in the city limits.


Submissions must be emailed to info@kidzeum.org by June 23, 2017 (11:00 a.m.).  Entries from individuals must include the participants name, address, phone number and if under the age of 18, please include the individual’s date of birth, school, grade level, and parent/guardian contact information. Kidzeum reserves the rights to use the winning name as they see fit.


The winning name for the Healthy Body Gallery will be announced at Kidzeum’s Construction Kick-off on June 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  The Adams block will be closed between 4th and 5th Streets for a construction ceremony followed by a bubble blast and exploration of construction and rescue vehicles.  Families are welcome to participate.  For more information, visit the Kidzeum’s website: www.kidzeum.org; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/spfldkidzeum/; or call (217) 971-4435.


About Kidzeum of Health & Science

The Kidzeum of Health & Science will be located in the nationally registered, historic buildings at 412, 414 and 416 East Adams Street. The Kidzeum of Health and Science will be designed with a focus on fun and learning. Kidzeum will be a three story, 25,000 square foot children’s museum dedicated to teaching children of all abilities about health and science through discovery and play. The Kidzeum has raised $6.99 million and will begin construction on June 30, 2017.  Fundraising efforts for operating costs will continue until its slated opening date of May 1, 2018.


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