Baptist Health South Florida “MeLaβ” at the Frost Science Museum

Last week I had the honor to spend some time with Baptist Health South Florida at the grand opening of the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami! The Frost Science Museum is located a hop, skip and a jump away from the American Airlines Arena and Bayside Marketplace and is the perfect place to spend an educational and super fun weekend with your family. The museum boasts a planetarium, aquarium, a space exhibit, a seeing exhibit and of course The MeLaβ brought to you by Baptist Health South Florida.

I was so excited to spend an afternoon at the museum and learn all about eggplants at “Veggie Phobia” where we learned tons of fun facts about eggplants and made the most delicious eggplant dip known as Baba ghanoush. Wow! It was one of the best  I have ever tasted and here is the full recipe!

Did you know that eggplant is a great source of fiber and can be purple, green, white or striped, pear or cylindrical shaped, and from the size of a golf ball to a football and the majority of eggplants grown in the U.S.A are grown in Florida. Isn’t that cool?! While watching the presentation I loved the looks of wonder on all the kids faces. Even parents and grandparents got in on the action and at the end we all received samples. I loved how this presentation truly sparks the dialogue for families to get in the kitchen together and learn more about healthy foods.

Throughout the Baptist Health South Florida MeLaβ you can explore the amazing ways your body and mind work together, and how your daily choices can make it all work better. All while watching schools of fish, sharks and sting rays swim overhead. In the MeLaβ you are truly transported to another place. As you travel through MeLaβ, you hit five interactive zones (eat, move, relax, connect and learn), each offering experiments revealing how your body and mind function. On your way out, get motivated and inspire others by posting your number one health goal to MeLaβ’s exit wall, sharing what you plan to do tomorrow to build a better you.

If you live in the Miami area then the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science MeLaβ  is a M-U-S-T! For more, head on over to the Baptist Health South Florida website.


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