19th Annual Doctor's Day Held At Science Central (VIDEO)

By Madeline Shine - 21Alive

March 1, 2014 Updated Mar 1, 2014 at 7:46 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but that didn't stop people from visiting with various doctors and health professionals at a local event today.

The 19th annual Doctor’s Day was held at Science Central this afternoon.

More than 2,400 people were able to gain hands on knowledge about the medical field.

The family friendly free event hosted various activities that were made for all.

Some of the activities included dissection demonstrations, seeing a real human heart, brain and talking with doctors and nurses from many different health fields.

Families could get an inside look at ambulances, hospital helicopters and learn about anything medical in a relaxed environment.

The event, which is put on by the Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance, see's this event as a growing opportunity for children interested in a career within the medical field.

“You have to make things fun sometimes just listening to information or reading a book doesn't make it stick, but I think when you can actually see things hands on and interact with the people that are doing the things that you'd like to do in the future, i think it gives them hope to maybe obtain a career in the medical field in the future, it's important,” event chairperson Maria Krach said.

This event is just one of the many that science central hosts throughout the year.

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