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Have you Visited a Let's Move! Museum or Garden?

On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama presented the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the Nation's highest honor given to museums and libraries. Three of the five winning museums have joined the First Lady in promoting healthier eating and an active lifestyle by becoming a Let's Move! Museum.

There are some of you who are even members of our Let's Move Museums and Gardens initiative -- yes, indeed. And you know that I greatly appreciate that work, everything that you all are doing to make it fun and creative for kids to develop lifelong health habits. Thank you for that work.

Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens calls on museums, zoos, public gardens, historic sites, and science and technology centers to join Let's Move! in fighting childhood obesity.

First Lady Michelle Obama presents the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to the Columbus Museum of Art, accepted by community member Jeffrey Tucker, left, and Nannette Maciejunes, Executive Director, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, May 8, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

The Boston Children’s Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Discovery Science Center - are just some of the 625 museums and gardens that have signed on to provide interactive exhibits, outdoor spaces, gardens, and programs that help families learn about healthy food and play.

Planning activities for your family this weekend? Visit a Let's Move! Museum or Garden near you. You can also check out Let's Move! museum-approved activities that will get you and your family moving while learning about health and science.

Can’t find a participating institution? Tell your favorite local museums and gardens to sign up!

Learn more about Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens in the upcoming What Works! In Museums and Gardens webinar. On Thursday, May 16 from 2:00-3:00 PM EDT, interact with representatives of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Association of Children’s Museums, and the American Public Garden Association, as we highlight ways museums and gardens can implement the priorities of the Let’s Move! initiative.