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The Byrnes Health Education Center, like GIANT Food Stores is committed to building a healthy community in York and throughout Central Pennsylvania. We’ve enjoyed a fantastic partnership in recent years to advance both of our organizations’ goals of educating people of all ages to make healthy choices.

Chris Brand

Public and Community Relations Manager

Giant Food Stores, LLC Operators of Giant Food Stores & Martin’s Food Markets

Campus Programs

Byrnes Health Education Center Campus Programs

A visit to the Byrnes Health Education Center is an exciting and interactive experience! Each of our five teaching theaters integrates interactive learning and teaching exhibits. Discovery Cart activities are also available for hands-on learning while at The Center.

Handicap Accessible Programs

All of our BHEC Campus programs and Discovery Cart activities are handicap accessbile.  We are able to tailor our programs to the special needs of the attending class.  When scheduling please inform us of any special needs for your students.

Preparatory & Reinforcement Activities

Pre-Curriculum Packets and Post-Curriculum Packets are sent to all teachers scheduling programs.  These provide helpful activities and information before and after your visit.

Parent Information Letter

Pre-Curriculum Packets include a letter for your students’ parents and/or guardian(s) describing the program’s content.


Please follow your district or organization’s policy on chaperones required for field trips.


Our Great Hall provides an area for packed lunches or snacks during your visit.

Discovery Carts

Discovery Cart activities are provided at the Byrnes Health Eeucation Center in our Auditorium.  Discover Carts include ten hands-on activities designed for students to complement specific BHEC Campus programs.  Discovery Carts require an additional one hour of instruction time as well as the participation of ten adult volunteers.  Discovery Carts are available for the following programs: Great Whites, Sensational, Fueling My Special Body, Organ Tales, and Cells to Systems.

Ready for the Byrnes Health Education Center experience?

Use this convenient Pre-Registration Scheduling form to tell us what type of Campus program you’re interested in.

Or contact us to learn more!