Sensory-Friendly Sundays: A Special Experience at the Museum of Discovery and Science

Sensory-Friendly Sundays: A Special Experience at the Museum of Discovery and Science

MODS offers a sensory-friendly experience for individuals on the autism spectrum, opening an hour early for Museum exploration and activities, followed by an IMAX film at 12:30 p.m. The theater environment is adjusted to be more sensory-sensitive, with lights up and sound lowered. Movies will be shown in 2D and with no trailers beforehand. Audience members are encouraged to move around, sing, walk, dance, and make noise without worrying about complaints. Families can bring their own snacks, blankets, and comfort items to enhance their experience.

In addition to the film, guests can participate in sensory-based activities throughout the Museum. This allows children to engage in social interactions and improve sensory processing, modulation, and regulation to increase participation in a natural environment. This special opportunity allows visitors to explore South Florida’s award-winning attraction, featuring science exhibits, an outdoor science park, live animals, science shows, learning labs, café, store, and a grand atrium with the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture – the largest clock in Florida.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays are sponsored by ABA Centers of Florida and Fifth Third Bank, and are free for both members and non-members. To register for this event, visit mods.org/sensorysunday. For more information about MODS, contact (954) 467-MODS (6637) or visit mods.org. Connect with MODS on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl, and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

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