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Nation's Only Health Museum Makes 'You' Sole Focus of New Exhibit Gallery
Date:5/30/2008

The Health Museum in Houston Premieres "You: The Exhibit" Using Cutting-Edge Science and Medical Technology

HOUSTON, May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Imagine seeing yourself in 30 years, changing your physical features in an instant, visualizing the effects of lifestyle choices, or experiencing life in a city around the world without ever leaving Houston. Now, it's possible. On June 7, 2008, The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, also known as The Health Museum, will premiere You: The Exhibit, its first new permanent exhibition since the museum's opening in 1996. You: The Exhibit is the exploration into the who, what, when, where and how of "You." But the journey all began with a single idea about what humans -- of all ages and backgrounds -- want to know most about themselves, and presenting that information in a way that would be both educational and entertaining.

In late 2006, The Health Museum announced the addition of Phil Lindsey as Vice President, Exhibits. Lindsey -- a nationally renowned science and entertainment exhibits expert and veteran of such institutions as Disney, Legoland and The Franklin Institute -- was brought to the table in the early stages of an aggressive strategic plan to renovate and expand its health science content. The Museum, located in Houston's Museum District, is the only Museum that is a member of the internationally renowned Texas Medical Center and has developed a rapidly growing audience through the general public over the years.

Lindsey's team completed significant audience research to build mission-relevant content and interactive experiences into the exhibit. You: The Exhibit was designed to challenge and invite visitors to experience what makes them who they are and "what" they are. When asked to describe the experience, Lindsey said, "With The Health Museum being the only science center in the country with a focus on health, it was important that this exhibit be one-of-a-kind a
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