• Highmark SportsWorks - LifeWorks
  • Highmark SportsWorks - LifeWorks
  • Highmark SportsWorks - LifeWorks
  • Highmark SportsWorks - LifeWorks
  • Closed all day Dec. 4, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1.

Highmark SportsWorks®

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These exhibits convey the basic science of, and latest information on, the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle, presented in a fun, high-tech, interactive format! LifeWorks is sure to be a hit for the entire family.

Sports Injuries Operation Game – Using an oversized OPERATION game—fun for kids and nostalgic for Boomers—remove and repair body parts linked to the ten most common sports injuries.

Drugs in Sports – Three interlocking gears are labeled with various illegal sports drugs, their intended 'benefit', the dangers and side effects. Rotate the gears to see how each matches up!

ECG Staircase – Test your cardio fitness in a stair-stepping activity, then view a monitor showing an ECG and a simulation of a beating heart that pumps in time with your heart.

Valve Challenge – Pump the blood through a simulated leg to see blood flow against the force of gravity. By comparing two stations—one with and one without a 'check-valve'—discover how the heart functions as a pulsing pump rather than a continuously running engine.

Joints Table – Discover how the mechanics of physical motion work by experimenting with different joints found in the human body, and compare them to artificial joints on display.

BodyCam – Go on a wild simulator ride into the human body as you explore cutting-edge surgical techniques.

Healthy Heart – Compare your real-time heart rate with a selected animal's. How do you think your ticker will match up?

Keep the Beat – Keep the beat on a drum pad to the heartbeats of selected animals that are dramatically faster or slower than a human's.

Breathe Easy – Exhale a lung-full of air into a sensor, check out your lung capacity, then compare the results.

Footwork – Put your foot on a sheet of heat-sensitive crystals, and discover which type of foot arch you have and how it affects your gait.

Health Careers – Do you want to become an emergency room doctor? What about an X-ray technician or a sports medicine therapist? Learn about health careers with this touch screen computer.

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