Health Happens Here

The California Museum

Health Happens Here

Let's work together to make healthy communities.

Health Happens Here was the recipient of the American Alliance of Museums award for Excellence in Exhibitions.

Beyond doctors, diet and exercise, our health—and even our life expectancy—depends on the places where we live, learn, work and play. The exhibit aims to shift Californians’ thinking about “health.” It presents a range of interactive types, from multi-touch AV to full-body interaction, and from single user to cooperative challenges.

The kid-friendly challenges explore connections between health and a variety of issues facing California communities, including food access, urban sprawl, public education, civic participation, sustainable community-building, social equity, environmental issues and more. Visitors acquire “health points” at each of the challenges and are invited to redeem their points for actual donations to select charities across California. Exhibits and donations are sponsored by The California Endowment.

Health Happens Here is more than a museum exhibit, it’s an emerging movement that shifts thinking and policy making toward the reality that all Californians have a shared responsibility for improving the health of our state and its residents.

Daniel Zingale, Senior Vice President, The California Endowment