Welcome to meLab! Being healthy means much more than just having a strong pulse and sharp eyesight, and our health is influenced by the many small decisions that we make each and every day. How we move, what we eat, how much we relax, who we connect with, and our thoughts and emotions all shape our personal sense of well-being. meLab: The Journey begins on Level 2, where guests can explore what being healthy means to them and experiment with lifestyle choices to live healthier, happier lives. Level 2 of meLab features our popular Crush the Calories game, the interactive artificial intelligence digital infinity mirror by artist Thomas Webb, and an engaging and relaxing one-on-one competition game called Mindball. May the most mindful win!

meLab: The Discovery continues on Level 3, where we ask how scientists and doctors know what it means to be healthy. Peer through microscopes at tiny specimens, explore high-definition images of science up close, and take a deep dive into the human brain. The Discovery is home to the biological images from the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience’s Images of Science*. Turn the corner in meLab and you’ll see a glowing wall of intricate neuroscience images from the same collection. Just like any other science, the field of medicine advances through the process of questioning, observing and experimenting—try it out and see what new information you can uncover.

When you need a break, grab a scientific storybook from the Library of Me, developed in partnership with the Miami Dade Public Library System. Stretch out on our beanbags, kick up your feet, and have a read!

*Images of Science extends throughout the Level 3 Terrace, where guests can gain a new perspective on the chemistry and physics of various phenomena here on Earth and in outer space.

Did You Know?

Fruit Power

Eating more than five servings of fruits and vegetables per day may prevent some types of cancer.

Museum Map

meLab is located in the Baptist Health Galleries on levels two and three of the museum’s West Wing.

This exhibition is supported by Baptist Health.

Our Generous Donor

Frost Science would like to thank the donors, organizations, advisors and developers who have supported the realization of MeLaβ.

Major funding for MeLaβ was provided by: Baptist Health South Florida.

Baptist Health South Florida Content Advisors: Dr. William Arguelles, Jessie Berrin, Dr. John Braden, Rooney Brodie, Yvonne Brooks, Danay Busquet, Natalie Castro, Judith Delgado, Carla Duenas, Lisette Egues, Danny Elfenbein, Ana C. Fernandez, David Friedman, Cristie Garcia, Marie Garcia, Dr. Susan Golembeski, Christina Gomez-Pina, Dr. Anthony M. Gonzalez, Dr. Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, Georgina Gonzalez-Robiou, Henry Guzman, Peg Hariston, Christine High, Dr. Catalina Jacobs-Fernandez, Dr. Barry Katzen, Christine Kotler, Emilio Marrero, Christine Mendez, Stacy L. Morris, John Mouw, Maria O. Noguera, Mike Novo, Dr. Don Paris, Nelson Pena, Dr. Ronald Rosenthal, Maribeth Rouseff, Janette Sanchez, Joann Santiago-Charles, Dr. David Seiden, Dr. Amy Starosciak, Lucette Talamas, Marsha Tejeda, Dr. John E. Zvijac

Science Advisors: Dr. Sally Duensing, Independent Consultant; Dr. Wendy Berry Mendes, University of California; Dr. John Cacioppo, University of Chicago; Dr. Angela Laird, Florida International University; Dr. Sara Lazar, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital; Dr. Michael McCullough, University of Miami; Dr. Milicca Mormann, University of Miami; Michael Moss, Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Reporter; Dr. Elena Nuciforo, University of Massachusetts; and Dr. Brian Wansink, Cornell University Food and Brand Lab.

Development Team: Ms. Jennifer Santer, Frost Science; Ms. Daniella Orihuela, Frost Science; Dr. Angela Colbert, Frost Science; Ms. Lindsay Bartholomew, Frost Science; Ms. Alexandra Kuechenberg, Frost Science; Mr. James Herring, Frost Science.

Designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates / Media Development by Potion Design Studio / Fabricated by Three Dimensional Services, Inc. / Brain Sculpture by Felice Grodin