Chambers has been at the helm of the interactive museum for four months, but already she has big plans for the little blue museum, including a giant bird perched on the roof, a Lego room, cooking demonstrations, an agriculture exhibit and, if everything goes right, a new home at 327 N. Fifth St., next to Plaza Park.
It’s common sense that sitting in front of computer and TV screens is making people fatter. A study out this week puts some precise numbers on it, though — and finds a surprisingly steady pattern across rich and poor countries.
The Gull Wings, 418 W. Fourth St., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for children and seniors and free for children younger than 2. Call 483-3005 or visit http://www.gullwings.org for more information.
Rivka Pressman (right) sits on an examination table at the Gull Wings Children’s Museum as fellow preschooler Aisha Franciosa compares a femur bone to that of her “patient.” The two were among about 35 kids from Peppermint Junction Preschool in Oxnard visiting the museum on a field trip.
The current standard, in effect since in 2009, calls for furniture to remain steady when all drawers are open and when a 50-pound weight is placed at the front of a drawer. That is meant to simulate a child around the age of 5 attempting to climb on furniture.
Although those items account for many injuries, they aren’t being considered for the possible revised voluntary standard because they are less likely to be involved in fatal accidents, according to Pat Bowling, a vice president with the American Home Furnishings Alliance trade group.