Raleigh, North Carolina: Human Body Themed Playground

Human-body-theme playground at a health education center. Last one down the colon slide is a rotten egg!

Poe Center for Health Education

224 Sunnybrook Rd, Raleigh, NC
Poe Center for Health Education. East edge of the city. I-440 exit 15, then west on Poole Rd for a half mile, then north on Sunnybrook Rd for a half mile.
M-F 8:30-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Poe Center for Health Education

The Poe Center is a destination field trip site for schools and organized groups throughout North Carolina. The one-of-a-kind "PlayWELL Park" is open to the public, Monday-Friday, 8:30-5, weather permitting, but the actual Center is only for pre-scheduled field trips. Every fall they have something called "Poe Fest," which is a day-long family-friendly event that is open to the entire community.

[Alyssa Nobles, 06/25/2019]
Poe Center for Health Education and Playground

The education center is closed on Sundays, and the playground is, inexplicably, closed on the weekends.

[S. Walker, 04/19/2019]

If you want to ride the outdoor giant colon slide on Saturdays, you're out of luck.


Talking Transparent Woman and Walk-In Brain

The playground in front is free but hard to find! Gates are open. It's huge and has all sorts of neat body/health themed equipment to climb on. Great spot for traveling families to picnic!

[Lisa, 06/19/2015]

Big ear.

Walk-Through Brain and Anatomy Playground

There is also an interesting playground out front of the museum with giant ears, a tongue slide, and other neat equipment.

[d, 07/31/2008]

Cleaning up at the Walk-in Brain.

Poe Center - Walk-In Brain

The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education was closed when I got there, but I took this photo through the front door. Will try to visit again. I assume this is the "walk-in brain."

[Ric Carter, 03/20/2005]

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