Kitchener, ON: THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener, is pleased to announce that The Science of Sexuality exhibition opens this Saturday January 25th.
The Science of Sexuality is an award-winning, touring exhibition developed by The Montreal Science Centre. Originally titled, SEX: A Tell All Exhibition and rebranded by THEMUSEUM, this show was developed along with specialists, teaching experts, parents and teenagers to give a well rounded look at the subject and responds to the main questions and concerns of young and pre-teens. It approaches sexuality in a positive, frank and respectful manner. While the subject matter is serious, it also, at times, approaches topics using humour to ease a potentially awkward subject.
The Science of Sexuality imparts what science has to say on the topic and it helps young people to hone their judgment skills to make informed decisions. This exhibit is designed for ages thirteen and up and is divided into five zones in which over one hundred questions are answered through interactive activities.
“The Science of Sexuality is a timely addition to our community and aligns well with our local Sexual Health Youth Strategy. The exhibit is innovative, educational and informative,” says Dr. Liana Nolan, Commissioner of Health for the Region of Waterloo Public Health. “It brings science and research into a fun, interactive and practical way to teach our youth and parents about sexual health, relationships and respect.”
“The Waterloo Region District School Board and Region of Waterloo Public Health worked closely to develop a multi-year plan to promote healthy sexuality among youth in our region and to provide strategic direction for youth sexual health education, programs and services,” explains Linda Fabi, (recently) retired Director of Education for the Waterloo Region District School Board. “This is best achieved through education, access to accurate information and parent support. With this in mind, THEMUSEUM's exhibition titled, The Science of Sexuality, is an ideal teaching and learning opportunity as it provides a safe environment where students can learn about healthy sexuality, ask questions and receive direct, scientifically correct answers.”
The Science of Sexuality exhibition is evocative, informed, creative and a conversation-starter which is why THEMUSEUM will host The Sex Dialogues to compliment this exhibition.
Beginning with Sue Johanson on February 6th, this series will include some of our community partners including Café Scientifique, KW Youth Theatre, Princess Cinemas and many more.
“It became important for us to go beyond the exhibit and talk about the conversation,” says David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM. “To have a straightforward, smart conversation about sex, that starts at The Science of Sexuality exhibition but continues long after.”
The Science of Sexuality will open at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener this Saturday January 25th. For more information, please visit www.THEMUSEUM.ca.
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