HMRI Open Day fun

Last year HMRI Open day kids fun.
Last year HMRI Open day kids fun.

THE Hunter Medical Research Institute’s biggest ever Open Day will be held on Friday, 7 October.

As a free school holiday event we’re expecting 3000-4000 people of all ages to attend.

Highlights are a heart chamber bathed in red light and pumping with activities – children get to make edible blood, build a stethoscope to hear their own heartbeat, and explode a baking soda heart (called ‘Don’t go baking my Heart!’).

There’s also a creepy crawly Bugs exhibit, highlighting the microscopic bacteria that live in the human body,

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Kids have to climb through slime, armed with a torch.

Mark Rothfield from HMRI said, “We have a Crazy Inventions Laboratory, Making Neurons activity, and Healthy Kids Football Clinic, sneakers required.”

Five Q&A-style Discovery Seminars will cover healthy ageing, stroke, cancer, heart health and the future of medicine.

People can book and see details at


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