let's move! museums & gardens

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation. Through the Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens initiative, museums, zoos, public gardens, historic sites and science and technology centers can join the call to action in fighting childhood obesity.

There are an estimated 17,500 museums in the U.S. which  collectively host at least 850 million visits each year. Through the Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens  initiative,  museums, zoos, public gardens, historic sites and science  and technology  centers can join the call to action in fighting  childhood obesity.

With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museums and gardens can launch community efforts to fight childhood obesity using interactive exhibits, outdoor  spaces, gardens and programs that encourage families to eat healthy  foods and increase physical activity.

How can museums and gardens get involved? Sign up to become a Let’s Move! Museum or Let’s Move! Garden. Click here to see a list of institutions that have already made the commitment.

Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens was developed through a collaboration among the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the American Association of Museums, the Association of Children’s Museums, and the American Public Gardens Association. It has been broadened to include the Association of African American Museums, the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Association of Science-Technology Centers, the American Association for State and Local History, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Image: Let’s Move banner, courtesy of IMLS