Explore-Abilities Morning: A Sensory-Friendly Museum Event
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 8:00AM – 9:25AM
Location: Children’s Museum, 45 Forks Market Road
Price: This event is a free, by registration-only opportunity in exchange for feedback about your experience
The first event in our 2017 Explore-Abilities Access Program will be the Explore-Abilities Morning on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Join us for a sensory-friendly museum experience designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to have fun and enjoy interactive, hands-on learning in a safe and accessible facility!
Developed in conjunction with experts from Autism Learning Centre, Autism Manitoba, and On The Spectrum Therapy Services, this event features:
- Light and sound reductions in museum galleries
- Extra visual signage for safety
- A less crowded environment
- Designated quiet zones apart from the galleries
- Specialized equipment (i.e., sunglasses, ear defenders, and fidget toys) available upon request
- Specially trained staff to complement your museum experience
Note: The Children’s Museum opens to the general public at 9:30AM. Visitors are welcome to stay after this time, however lights, sounds, signage, and other Explore-Abilities elements/accommodations will return to regular operating levels at 9:30AM.
Registration is required for this event. Space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.
To register, please contact Anneliese Kroeker, Sales & Bookings Coordinator, at (204) 924-4005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDIA AND/OR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPHERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THIS EVENT
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