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Accessibility Morning: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
November 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
This program provides free access for families of children, teenagers, young adults and adults who would benefit from a quieter, sensory-friendly and disability-adapted experience at the museum.
Guests who are neurodiverse, autistic, or have other disabilities are welcome to participate in the optional activities listed below, or explore museum exhibition galleries at their own pace.
General Admission to Accessibility Morning is Free for participants.
Accessibility Morning Activities:
9 – 11 a.m. | Sensory Room Available
9 – 10 a.m. | Program Partners Present
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Character Meet-and-Greet with The Very Hungry Caterpillar with ASL Interpreter
9:45 a.m. | Select Planetarium Sensory Show – TBD with ASL Interpreter
10:30 a.m. | Museum Highlights Tour with ASL Interpreter
In addition to these optional activities, guests are invited to explore 4 floors of exhibitions and displays. A designated sensory room with low lighting and hands-on manipulatives will be also available to guests who may need a place to relax.
An ASL Interpreter will be available during the 9:30 a.m. story time and the 9:45 a.m. sensory show. ASL interpretation is provided by certified interpreters through the SC School for the Deaf and Blind.
Guests are welcome to bring equipment including wheelchairs, walkers, noise reducing headphones and other technology.
*Sensory Friendly Shows will alternate monthly between planetarium and 4D theater experiences. Shows feature lowered volume, however 4D experiences still include enhanced effects, including bursts of air, rumbling seats, leg ticklers, bubbles and snow, lighting effects, and squirts of water. Accessibility Morning shows are free but space is limited.