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