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The Byrnes Health Education Center is a valuable community resource that supports our district’s mission to “provide educational opportunities through which ALL students can strive to achieve their full potential.” The center’s high quality health education programs enrich our students’ educational experiences and encourage them to make healthy choices that will help them succeed in school and in life.

Dr. Michael Snell


Central York School District

Information for your Visit

Information for your Visit


Handicap Accessible Programs

All our Theater Programs and Discovery Cart activities are handicap accessible. 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 includes letters for your students’ parents and/or guardians describing the program’s content.


Please follow your district or organization’s policy on the number of 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 Education Center in our auditorium. Discovery Carts include 10 hands-on activities designed for students to complement specific theater programs. Discovery Carts require an additional one (1) hour of instruction time as well as the participation of 10 adult volunteers. Discovery Carts are available for: Decay? No Way!, SenseAble Me, Fueling My Special Body, Organ Tales, Cells to Systems, and Huffin’ ‘n’ Puffin’.

Gift Shopgift shop

Schedule time in our gift shop, “The Simon Shop”, full of great health-related items for students. If scheduled, students may wish to bring some spending money with them. Parent letters in the Pre-Curriculum Packets include information on “The Simon Shop” as well.