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Carnegie Science Center to host ‘Sensory-Sensitive Day’ for people with autism

Madasyn Lee
Carnegie Science Center
The Carnegie Science Center will host a “Sensory-Sensitive Day” for children and adults who have autism on Oct. 20, 2019.

The Carnegie Science Center later this month will host a “Sensory-Sensitive Day” for children and adults who have autism.

The event take place Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Several science center exhibits will be modified to make it easier for people with sensory sensitivities to enjoy them, the science center said in a news release.

BodyStage, The Rangos Giant Cinema, Buhl Planetarium, and Works Theater shows will have their lights and sound effects adjusted, and special activities will be added “to foster a safe, welcoming, and most of all, fun environment for all.,” the science center said.

There will be special “touch tables” in the H2Oh! exhibition that will enable visitors to interact with animals, a screening of the movie Autism Goes to College in The Rangos Giant Cinema at 1 p.m., and a free Autism Resource Fair in PointView Hall.

A special sensory area also will be available for guests who need quiet time, the science center said.

“Sensory-Sensitive Day” was created in partnership with Autism Connection of PA and is supported by Autism Speaks and The Jack Buncher Foundation.

General Admission to the Science Center is $19.95 for adults; $14.95 for seniors 65 and older; and $11.95 for children ages 3-5.

Madasyn Lee is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Madasyn at [email protected], 724-226-4702 or via Twitter.

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