Brush up on proper oral health
Inside the Grin lets you do just that: literally step inside a giant mouth to learn more about proper oral health and polish up on your dental knowledge. Use giant floss and a massive toothbrush to practice proper flossing and brushing techniques, learning healthy habits through play. The inside of the mouth is modeled after a dentist office, complete with reclining dentist's chair, child-safe dental instruments and interactive videos. The exhibit presents oral healthcare in a positive way that will ease children's fears and misconceptions about visiting the dentist and caring for their smiles.
Developed in partnership with the Junior League of Cincinnati as part of their GrinUp! Initiative, Inside the Grin addresses the serious issue of poor oral healthcare. Tooth decay is the leading chronic infectious disease in children, with more than 40% of children nationwide experiencing dental decay by kindergarten. But poor oral health is largely preventable, and through the GrinUp! Initiative and Inside the Grin, the Junior League of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Museum Center are making great strides in ensuring that the region's children grow up with healthy habits and healthy smiles.
Join the Junior League of Cincinnati in the Duke Energy Children's Museum for fun, hands-on, interactive activities, dental experiments and giveaways as we prepare to open Inside the Grin.
Junior League of Cincinnati among group recognized by Association of Children's Museums
Congratulations and thank you to Junior League of Cincinnati & Associations of Junior League international! We are pleased to celebrate the ACM Great Friend to Kids Award in recognition of the incredible and dedicated work the Junior League has done across the world to improve the lives of children, and in particular helping to found & support children's museums worldwide.
Cincinnati Museum Center is grateful to the Junior League of Cincinnati for its efforts to found the original Cincinnati children's museum, now Duke Energy Children's Museum inside Union terminal, and for its most recent support of the development of the Inside the Grin exhibit and oral health initiative.
Inside the Grin and the GrinUp! Initiative are supported by the following: