MOSI's new exhibit addition all about new mothers

By Virginia Johnson, Entertainment Reporter/Host
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:58 PM EDT

The Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa has a new addition to The Amazing You exhibition, and it's all about new mothers.

The Amazing You tells the story of the human body from the beginning to the end.

"You start at the birth phase and you learn about how children are born and nutrition and problems that can happen," said MOSI's Shannon Herbon. "And now our newest exhibit which is  breastfeeding in that phase."

The addition is thanks in part to the institutions relationship to La Leche League of the Sunshine State, a breast feeding advocacy group.

And it fits perfectly in the story of you.

"The point is to make people understand all about science--about how science is real and fun and how you can relate it back to your life,"
said Herbon.

Much of the learning in The Amazing You is built on learning through fun.

Children can build a Mr. Potato Head with different part to learn about how DNA decides if you get your mom or your dad's nose or eyes.

There is a table sized "Operation Game" and a puppet- filled "Healthywood Squares." The breastfeeding exhibit shows different species who also breastfeed their babies.

Members of La Leche League of the Sunshine State, who helped create this exhibit, hope that it brings more awareness and acceptance to breastfeeding moms.