Exhibit Opening: GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, members of the media are invited to the Opening of The Health Museum’s latest exhibition GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes. Museum visitors will learn how bikes work, the history/evolution of the bike, the science and technology behind the machine, and how bikes have impacted our culture. GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes includes a diverse collection of historic, peculiar, and all-around amazing bikes as well as science stations that explore energy, forces and motion, engineering, and material science. The exhibit is organized by Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh) and presented by Sciencenter (Ithaca) and will be available until May 19, 2021.

About The Health Museum: The Health Museum, John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, is Houston's most interactive science & health learning center, a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. The Health Museum is the most visited museum of its kind in the country totaling more than 198,000 visitor experiences annually, and more than 3.1 million visitors and counting since its inception in 1996. Located in the heart of the city's rich and varied Museum District, The Health Museum's mission is to foster wonder and curiosity about health, medical science, and the human body.

General admission to The Health Museum is free for children two and under; $8 for children 3 to 12 years old and seniors 65 and above; $10 for adults; and free on Thursdays for families. Active and retired personnel receive half-off admission for up to four people. General admission also provides access to the museum's multiple exhibits. For more information about The Health Museum, visit thehealthmuseum.org