Night at the Children's Museum


The Children's Museum of Phoenix's Mission is "to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them."

Program Overview

The partnership between the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and the Children's Museum of Phoenix has allowed us to create an educational, family-oriented event that takes place on First Fridays. We will be providing a fun and interactive way for kids to explore the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body. 

At each session 
we will be introducing the basic anatomy and  physiology of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurolology,
and musculoskeletal systems to the children. We will 
have several games and models set up for the kids. The children will be identifying the bones and joints of the skeletal system, and the location of organ systems. They will
trace simple nerve routes to and from the brain, learn the fundamentals of gas exchange, discuss why the heart is the most efficient pump in our bodies and much more!

All sessions are held at the Children's Museum of Phoenix: 215 N. 7th Street, on the SE corner of 7th Street and Van Buren from 5-7pm. Volunteers should arrive by 4:45pm to help set up and become familiar with the activities. Students will receive 3 CHIP hours per session. *If the date coincides with an exam, please notify the CHIP coordinator in advance if you will be late. 

Do not worry if you haven't had prior experience with kids. As long as you come with a good attitude and willingness to have fun and educate the families, then you will have a wonderful time!

What to Wear
UACOM-Phx T-shirt, plain jeans, and ALWAYS wear your UACOM-Phx badge. 

Program Leadership
Tijana Nikolich-Zugich
Natasha Makarova
Nikki Yee
Taylor Jenkins

AY 2017 Leader & Student Contact
Kristin Taylor,

"Hello! I am an MS1 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. I am from Granite Bay, California and graduated with a degree in Psychobiology from UCLA with the class of 2017. I am looking forward to being the leader of the Night at the Children's Museum and doing fun, interactive sessions with the kids on First Friday!"

Learning Objectives:
1. Convey basic human anatomy and physiology in interesting and age-appropriate language to the kids and families attending First Fridays at the Children's Museum of Phoenix.
2. Utilize and expand communication skills needed in order to connect with kids aged 3-18 and their families and friends.
3. Represent the College of Medicine as ambassadors for the school while helping foster the partnership with the Children's Museum of Phoenix.
4. Collect and integrate feedback from medical students, participants, and their families during each event.
5. Participate in the development of hands-on activities and games to teach children about the structure and function of the human body.