Join the MOD again on March 11 and April 29 for our oh-so-popular Teddy Bear Clinic created to help children cope with getting vaccinations. We've hosted this event before and it was a success!
Children are encouraged to bring their own stuffed animal to the event, where they will dress up in a lab coat; check-in their “patient;” use measuring tape to monitor the height of the patient; use a thermometer to check temperature; use the otoscope to look into the stuffed animal's ears and eyes; use a needless syringe to give a vaccination; and finally bandage up their stuffed animal.
This low-stakes approach to vaccinations helps kids cope in a supportive environment.
The event is free to MOD members or with paid daily admission to the museum.