Autism Awareness Sensory Friendly Evening

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Friday April 12

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6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Ticket Availability:

Online ticket sales are available until noon on 4/12/19. 

About the program:

For families and visitors requiring special accommodations, Morehead Planetarium will be hosting a Sensory Friendly evening on Friday, April 12th from 6-8pm. There will be activities that engage the senses throughout the evening. Some activities include an accessible show in the GSK Full Dome Theater catered towards the needs of the audience. Other activities include a hands-on sensory experiment working with “oobleck” slime based on Dr. Seuss’ book Bartholomew and the Oobleck. You will also be able to experience the wonders of the Science Stage, one aspect will include learning about liquid nitrogen through demonstrations.

This will be a fun family based event that encourages children with sensory sensitivities to feel comfortable learning in a non-traditional educational setting. We will have support staff trained by UNC TEACCH to help this event run smoothly and ensure a great experience for all.


5:30-6:00 Check in and receive schedule/wristbands.
6:00-6:50 Earth, Moon, and Sun Planetarium Show
6:50-7:10 Transition
7:10-7:30 Science Stage Presentation
7:30-7:40 Transition
7:40-8:00 Oobleck Activity

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