The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery presents the first in the series of Sensory Sunday programs for 2019, Sunday, February 17, 2019. From 9:00 a.m. – noon, the Museum will offer extended hours for local families who benefit from a less stimulating atmosphere.
Boonshoft Museum Vice-President of Education, Dawn Kirchner said, “Things can be challenging for parents of kids on the autism spectrum, who have concerns about overstimulation in settings like Museums.”
During these special hours, the Museum adjusts lighting and sound, provides trained volunteers and additional staff, and offers hands-on science and other programs to appeal to families with children who can be sensitive to too much activity in their environment.
“On Sensory Sundays, we make small adjustments to museum programming, including lighting, sound, and other changes to address some of those issues. The program also serves as an opportunity for families of special needs children to network with each other and share experiences,” added Kirchner.
Plan to visit the Boonshoft Museum on each of the following Sensory Sunday program dates in the 2019 series; April 28, July 21, and October 20.
Please note that advance tickets (for non-members) are $8 per person; tickets at the door will be $9 per person. Admission for members is free, but advance registration is preferred, as ticketing will be limited. Day-of admission for this program will be through the Education Lobby, located to the right of the main Museum entrance. (937) 275-7431. BoonshoftMuseum.org
About the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery – Located at 2600 DeWeese Parkway, the Boonshoft Museum is open to the public 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 12 noon-5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $14.50 adults, $12.50 seniors (60+), and $11.50 for children (3-17). Children under 3 and members are free. (937) 275-7431. BoonshoftMuseum.org